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Dallas-based Visiting Nurse Association plans to end its home health-care operations in March and shift to a focus on hospice and private-duty nursing service.

In a provocative Health Affairs study, researcher said the physician shortage is overestimated and could be avoided by the proper deployment of physicians and clinicians.

According to a Mercer salary study, hospital and health system CFOs earned an average compensation of $227,700 in 2012; those at hospitals with at least $1 billion in net revenue made an average of $428,500.