In This Issue:

- Hospital CEO Turnover Rate Reached Record 20 Percent in 2013

- States Take on Authority of Doctors vs. Advanced Practice Nurses

- HHS Urges Hospitals to be More Prepared for Emergencies

- Doctors Concerned ACA Rule Will Cause Unpaid Payments

- Affordable Care Act Pushes More Doctors to Join Hospital Systems

- Evidence Shows Few Benefits to Hospital Mergers

- Health Care Organizations Face Increasing Number of Cyberattacks

- Telemedicine Beyond State Borders Continues to Rise

- States Roll Out Programs Putting Billions into Private LTC Plans

- Feds Boosting Crackdown on Health Care Fraud

- Feds, States Focus on Eliminating "Health Disparities"

- Excerpt from Hospital CEO Turnover Rate Reached Record 20 Percent in 2013:

Hospital CEOs are leaving their posts at an unprecedented rate, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives, potentially adding more stress to health systems already under pressure. ACHE's annual report looked at data reported by more than 4,500 hospitals to the American Hospital Association and found that turnover rose to 20 percent in 2013, the highest it's been since ACHE began compiling the data in 1981.

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