April 27, 2015
April 17 – April 24
Once Cash Cows, University Hospitals Now Source of Worry for Schools
Posted: April 22, 2015 4:40 p.m. ET
By MELISSA KORN – The New York Times
Once a lifeline for major universities, university hospitals are in fear of becoming less profitable to schools after enactment of the 2010 health-care law.
Some schools, including Vanderbilt University and Emory University, are going as far as distancing themselves from their own hospitals.
Tennessee, Kansas Also Get Warning: Expand Medicaid Or Risk Hospital Funds
Posted: April 21, 2015
By Phil Galewitz – Kaiser Health News
Tennessee and Kansas have been added to the list of states (which includes Texas and Florida) warned by the Obama administration that failing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act could risk special funding used for treating uncompensated care pools.
UT Austin announces new president
Posted: 5:52 p.m. CDT April 20, 2015
By Tina Shively, KVUE
The University of Texas Board of Regents officially named Greg Fenves, the former provost, as the university’s 29th president. Fenves, has been the school’s provost and executive vice president since 2013, after serving for five years as dean of UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering. He will assume his role as president on June 3.