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Healthcare industry blues for 2014?

Posted: January 3, 2014 9:55 a.m.
Updated: January 6, 2014 5:00 a.m.

As I spelled out near the end of last month, the biggest local story of 2013 was KershawHealth. As faithful readers know, as the healthcare organization celebrated its centennial, it became further bogged down by losses caused primarily by external factors. Those factors include continuing shifts -- thanks to the economic fallout of the last few years -- from inpatient to outpatient volumes, cuts in governmental and commercial reimbursements and South Carolina’s decision not to expand Medicaid.


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