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Medical malpractice: Former HCA chief proposes alternative to current system

A retired former president of the Hospital Corporation of America is advocating for a no-fault medical malpractice system in Georgia that is also being debated in other states.

Price transparency push in Florida, Missouri

The notion of price transparency among healthcare providers is continuing to surface in Florida and Missouri in two dramatically different ways.

Hospitals continue to be job-creating machines

Hospitals are continuing to hire large numbers of new workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while other healthcare professions continue to add jobs as well.

Nearly 700 rural hospitals are financially vulnerable

A new index by iVantage Health Analytics concluded that there are 673 financially vulnerable rural hospitals in the United States, of which 210 are on the brink of closing immediately. That is based on an examination of 71 factors in nine areas, including cost, charge, outcomes and financial stability.

How to make a patient payment portal successful

Organizations that aim to boost patient collections should consider creating a consumer-friendly patient portal, according to the senior director of revenue cycle for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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