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Tracking Healthcare Metrics in the Age of Value-Based Payment, What to Know – Healthcare Finance News (05/18/15)

The Department of Health and Human Services threw down the gauntlet in late January when Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced its intention to increase value-based purchasing dramatically in the next few years. HHS plans to move its payment system to 30 percent value-based in 2016 and 50 percent by 2018. It also plans to have 95 […]

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U of Chicago Examines Opening an Adult Trauma Center – Crain’s Chicago Business (2/24/15)

University of Chicago Medicine has launched a study to see what it would take for the prominent South Side institution to open an adult trauma center of its own. The study, launched in late January, also will identify other needs. They include addressing capacity issues at the three-hospital Hyde Park campus. U of C estimates […]

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Strong Healthcare CFO Leadership: What Does It Take Today? – Becker’s Hospital Review (12/02/13)

In 1982, Chuck Weis took his first steps inside the financial department of Sinai Health System, a safety-net provider on the South Side of Chicago. He was Sinai’s assistant controller at the time, but his public accounting background helped him ascend into the CFO role only four years later. Read the article in its entirety.

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Private Equity and Non-Profit Hospitals: Strange Bedfellows or Saving Grace – Becker’s Hospital Review (March 2013)

It’s no secret that hospitals have been getting much friendlier with one another lately. Consolidation activity in the healthcare industry has been accelerating for several years, driven by changes in reimbursement, spikes in the rate of the uninsured and major shifts on the horizon in light of government health reforms. That’s led systems small and […]

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4 keys to developing positive working relationships with physicians – Healthcare Finance News (October 2012)

Relationships between healthcare organizations and physicians are a growing trend within the industry as more doctors become employees of hospitals. Building healthy working relationships between the two factions is important, says David Ebel, who retired from the Mayo Clinic in 2006 after having spent 19 years in finance and 10 as CFO. “In the past […]

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