Biography for Alicia Caramenico
Alicia Caramenico is the editor of FierceHealthcare and its related publications. Before joining FierceMarkets, she was a web production/multimedia intern at the non-profit Education Week. For almost two years she worked as a publications intern at RiskMetrics Group, a risk management and corporate governance firm in Rockville, Md. Alicia holds a B.A. in print journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. She enjoys reading and playing with her English bulldog. Alicia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceHealth and @HealthPayer on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Alicia Caramenico
With baby boomers retiring, a leadership gap is widening at hospitals. The problem is exacerbated because many hospitals lack adequate programs to identify and train new leaders.
Fewer American families are experiencing difficulties paying medical bills, according to a study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Mergers and acquisitions by national chains and systems achieve more financial value than local or regional systems, according to a report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
As more hospitals and health systems include physicians in marketing efforts, both parties must understand the ethical limits to their involvement in advertising to potential patients, according to American Medical News.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services found all-cause, 30-day readmissions for Medicare patients dropped to 18.4 percent in 2012 from 19 percent during the previous five years.
Steward Health Care System, which owns several safety nets, and Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East yesterday launched the Massachusetts Healthcare Equality and Affordability League to fight payment inequalities that favor a handful high-cost wealthy Boston hospitals.
A collaborative initiative involving 83 hospitals and 93 community partners in Minnesota saw 4,570 fewer avoidable hospital readmissions between Jan. 1, 2011, and Dec. 31, 2012, saving more than $40 million.
Yesterday's United Way Healthcare Leadership Breakfast, which was originally scheduled for the day after the Boston Marathon bombings, honored healthcare workers as first responders, the Boston Business Journal reported.
Health leaders from around the Bay Area are fighting California Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to cut about $2.5 billion from county health programs over the next three years, reported Mercury News.