National Healthcare News Jul 25, 2014

National Healthcare News

  • Health Care Service CEO Pay Took Hit

    But Pay For Health Plan Heads Still Rose Nearly 20% Last Year

    Jul 3, 2014


    Last year was an off one financially for Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp., which operates Blues plans in five states. The pay of their top executives took a hit as a result.

    Chief Executive Officer Patricia Hemingway Hall had a total compensation package last year of $11.2 million, down 30% from the $16 million she took home in 2012, according to data from the Illinois Department of Insurance.

  • Labor Union Agrees To Drop Voter Initiative To Cap Hospital CEO Pay

    Enters Into Pact With California Hospital Association Instead

    Jul 3, 2014


    A ballot initiative that would have capped what not-for-profit hospitals in California could pay its executives was officially shelved by its sponsor in lieu of a closer alliance with the state's leading hospital lobby.

    The Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Workers West had been gathering signatures for the initiative to place it on November's ballot. It would have capped hospital executive pay at $475,000 a year. That's significantly higher than the average base compensation for hospital executives in California, which is more than $500,000 per year, and approaches $750,000 when bonuses and other additional pay is factored in.

  • The Perk File

    Jul 3, 2014


    The Internal Revenue Service recently began requiring not-for-profit entities to disclose any specific perks given to their top executives as part of their compensation or to help conduct business. Here's a breakdown for the Tri-State CEOs, as well as their costs when available.

  • What Some C-Suite Executives Earn

    Jul 3, 2014


  • An Introduction To Healthcare Compensation News

    Jul 3, 2014 By Ron Shinkman


    Everyone wants to know what everyone else is paid.

    That could be a good enough reason on its own to launch Healthcare Compensation News. However, there are far more compelling reasons to begin a monthly publication following the sector's pay practices.

  • Tri-State Area: If You Can Make It Here, You Can Make Out Pretty Well

    Jul 3, 2014


    Healthcare Compensation News will devote a large part of each issue to healthcare payment data and trends in various regions of the United States, with a focus on not-for-profit hospitals.

    Why hospitals? Because they pose complex financial questions seen in few other facets of healthcare delivery.


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