HHS on track to meet value-based payment goals; Dignity Health plans expansion in Las Vegas;

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> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is on track to meet its goal of moving 30 percent of fee-for-service Medicare payments to value-based payments by the end of 2016, Healthcare Drive reports. Article

> Patrick Battey, M.D., was named the sole CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in Georgia. Announcement

> Dignity Health will continue to expand and plans four smaller neighborhood hospitals across the Las Vegas Valley in the next two years, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Article

Health Finance News

> An offshore insurance company is offering a new kind of liability coverage for hospitals, indemnifying them against a pandemic or similar outbreaks. Article

> A startup company in the Pacific Northwest is offering emergent care visits to patients for the fraction of the price of hospital care. Article

 And Finally... To get to the other side. Article