Hospitals


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    Healthcare added 58K jobs in January with ambulatory, nursing homes leading gains

    The gains are slightly above last year’s average for the sector, which was 47,000 new jobs per month.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Healthcare industry most common victim of third-party breaches, Black Kite finds

    The report comes days after the HHS alerted the sector to a pro-Russian hacktivist group called Killnet, which recently updated its target list to include hospitals and medical organizations in several countries.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Payer/Provider relationships

    As M&A intensifies and companies are more likely to embrace more holistic and value-based care models, partnerships have become more closely intertwined.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
  • More patients — especially younger ones — are switching providers, survey finds

    About 30% of patients selected a new provider in 2021, up from 26% in 2017, according to a new report from Accenture. Gen Zers and millennials were six times more likely to switch providers than older people.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Texas Medical Association files fourth suit challenging surprise billing ban

    The latest lawsuit focuses on boosted fees that both parties must pay for arbitration to solve billing disputes between providers and payers.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Ascension names new president

    Eduardo Conrado will assume the role from Joseph Impicciche, Ascension’s current chief executive officer.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
  • Consolidated systems charge more for ‘marginally’ better care, study finds

    Care delivered by physicians in health systems costs between 12% and 26% higher than care delivered by independent physicians, according to a study published in JAMA Network.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Court rules for drugmakers over HHS in 340B fight over contract pharmacies

    The decision is a win for drug manufacturers Sanofi, Novo Nordisk and AstraZeneca. The companies sued the HHS after regulators ordered them to stop restricting sales of 340B drugs to contract pharmacies.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Persistent, heightened labor expenses pummeled hospitals last year, Kaufman Hall reports

    Negative margins and heightened labor expenses continued for hospitals in 2022, causing them to suffer their worst financial year since the pandemic began, according to the report.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Healthcare labor trends in 2023: increased burnout, executive stress

    A rise in union activity could also persist as the sector continues recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Minnesota attorney general asks Sanford-Fairview to delay merger

    “It’s more important to do this right than to do it fast,” Minnesota’s Chief Deputy Attorney General John Keller said regarding the deal. 

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    More hospitals are electronically sharing health information

    However, discrepancies among providers hint at ongoing challenges, ONC researchers said.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    FBI takes down hacker group that targeted hospitals

    The notorious ransomware group, known as the Hive, has impacted some of the nation’s most critical industries. 

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    HCA shares slide after company forecasts drop in 2023 profit

    The operator cited widespread inflation and continued effects from the COVID-19 pandemic as potential drags on its guidance this year.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Upcoming Medicaid redeterminations could hamper hospitals, payers

    Medicaid eligibility checks beginning in April will likely curb hospital revenue and enrollment growth for payers, Moody's Investors Service said in a report.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    More states propose nurse staffing, ratio laws

    Lawmakers in three states are considering legislation around healthcare worker staffing and nurse-to-patient ratios after the pandemic caused the industry to suffer major workforce challenges.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Intermountain Healthcare launches rebrand, ditches ‘care’

    The new name reflects the system’s mission to keep people healthy beyond the traditional healthcare setting, Intermountain said.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    CVS, Rush partner on new ACO for Chicago Medicare patients

    Rush University will be the only Chicago-area academic medical center participating in CVS’ first accountable care organization in ACO REACH.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Pandemic continues to affect healthcare jobs, tracker finds

    Healthcare job growth rates have yet to return to levels predicted before the pandemic, according the tracker from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Peterson Center on Healthcare.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Commonspirit hit with another lawsuit in wake of ransomware attack

    The hospital operator is facing multiple lawsuits alleging it failed to protect the private information of more than 620,000 people.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Maintaining an inbound chain of custody for hospitals

    Learn how healthcare stakeholders can build and maintain an inbound chain of custody at a busy hospital with competing priorities.

    Jan. 23, 2023
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    Collaborating with Kroger Health to transform clinical trials

    One of America's leading retail healthcare organizations offers expanded access to potential clinical trial participants.

    Jan. 23, 2023
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    Nonprofit hospitals may evade noncompete ban enforcement, experts say

    Ambiguity remains over whether the ban would apply to nonprofit systems, which make up about half of all U.S hospitals.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Healthcare worker pay satisfaction lowest across all industries, survey finds

    Just half of healthcare employees surveyed by management firm Qualtrics said they believe they’re paid fairly for the work they do, the lowest score across 27 industries analyzed.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    More than quarter of ground ambulance transports could result in surprise bill

    Ground ambulances were left out of federal legislation banning surprise billing, but the sector may be ripe for similar regulation given the prevalence of out-of-network rides, according to research in Health Affairs.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Cleveland Clinic expects $200M-plus operating loss in 2022

    The anticipated loss is a stark contrast to 2021, when Cleveland Clinic reported its strongest financial performance ever with $746 million in operating income.

    By Jan. 19, 2023