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Pulse of health care
KershawHealth CEO details reimbursement challenges, solutions
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(The online version of this story has been modified to correct an error in the fourth paragraph. Originally, the C-I erroneously attributed the term "perfect storm" to a statement by Blue Cross Blue Shield CEO David Pankau instead of to BCBS board chairman Ed Sellers, as indicated here, who was a speaker at the KershawHealth Foundation's recent Baruch Dinner in November. The C-I regrets the error.) For nearly two years, KershawHealth President and CEO Donnie Weeks has told the KershawHealth Board of Trustees about challenges the public health care system faces from reduced government reimbursements to health care reform and increased government regulation to patients deciding to skip elective surgeries due to the economy.