Hospitals


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    CMS warns hospitals must protect staff, patients from violence

    Hospitals must effectively mitigate risks to ensure patients and staff are safe as part of their Medicare certification, the agency said in a Monday memo, noting that some facilities have received citations for failing to do so.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    AdventHealth claims victory in fight for new hospital in North Carolina

    The Florida-based health system elbowed out two competitors to build a hospital for residents around the Asheville area.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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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
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    Midwest health systems on track to merge

    At a time when the pace of healthcare mergers has slowed, Bellin Health and Gundersen Health System are forming a system of 11 hospitals.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    How digital and information officers are shaking up health systems

    Healthcare Dive caught up with Providence’s Sara Vaezy and Intermountain’s Craig Richardville just months into their tenure to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead as patients have come to expect more digital access.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    MetroHealth fires CEO Akram Boutros over almost $2M in unreported bonuses

    Boutros has denied all allegations of embezzlement. His lawyer said his firing was “the latest of a series of retaliatory acts” against Boutros after he raised concerns over the “unauthorized hiring of the new CEO.”

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Lawmakers object to latest surprise billing rule, call for changes

    House Ways and Means Committee leaders “are severely disappointed to find that the August 2022 final rule violates the No Surprises Act in the same ways as before,” they wrote in a letter to regulators last week.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Intermountain ekes out slim profit, weighed down by supply, labor costs

    The Salt Lake City-based system, which merged earlier this year with Colorado-based SCL Health, said labor expenses are up 45% from a year ago.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Providence closes 27 retail clinics in Southern California

    The healthcare system said the clinics were losing money as they attracted fewer patients. Labor shortages, inflation and an increasingly competitive retail health industry are also to blame.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Lifespan brings on Mass General Brigham executive as new CEO

    John Fernandez will assume the role early next year, replacing Timothy Babineau, who held the position for more than a decade.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Epic ensnared in Texas probe of parental access to teen medical records

    The state is at the forefront of an intensifying legal battle over the rights of transgender and non-binary children to gender-affirming healthcare.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Mayo Clinic income slumps as expenses climb in Q3

    Expenses outpaced revenue growth as the Minnesota-based health system became the latest provider to report a recent drop in operating income.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    22 states petition CMS to repeal health worker vaccine mandate

    The states argued in the petition, led by Montana’s attorney general, that the requirement has led to worsening staffing shortages in the sector, particularly in rural states.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Advocate Aurora remains in the red with reduced investments, higher labor costs

    The nonprofit health system’s results add to the chorus of hospital providers reporting continued labor challenges.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    15K Minnesota nurses could strike again

    Nurses at 15 hospitals in Minnesota walked off the job for three days in September but later returned to work without new contracts. On Nov. 30, they’ll vote on whether to authorize another strike.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Cleveland Clinic billing for certain messaging on MyChart

    Patient messaging on the portal has doubled since 2019, prompting the system to start billing for those that require more time and expertise.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Intermountain promotes COO to top job after Harrison’s departure

    Intermountain has tapped Rob Allen, a longtime executive of the Utah-based health system.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Preventable hospital patient safety events declined over past decade, Leapfrog Group says

    Incidents of falls and trauma and of objects unintentionally left in a body after surgery decreased by about 25% since 2012, according to the group that assigns letter grades to hospitals.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    CommonSpirit posts $400M loss due to higher labor costs, dip in volumes

    The health system said its payer mix has softened, as revenue from commercial members dropped compared to the first quarter of last year.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Sanford Health inks merger deal after failed Intermountain bid

    The deal, which is expected to close next year, will create a system with annual revenue of about $14 billion.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Fitch downgrades TeamHealth as ER volumes, pricing face pressure

    TeamHealth staffs healthcare facilities nationwide and is among the bigger players in the sector. ER staffing represents the majority of TeamHealth’s revenue from contracted physician services, according to Fitch.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    General Catalyst adds 10 new health system partners, including UHS

    The venture capital firm connects health systems to health tech startups, allowing partner hospitals to develop new technologies in exchange for the startups testing their products on the ground.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    HHS cybersecurity center warns of new ransomware threat

    The ransomware has attacked targets worldwide, including at least one U.S. health group, since it was first identified in mid-August.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Google Cloud to launch healthcare data capabilities in bid to improve health equity, patient management

    The accelerators, announced this week at the HLTH conference, were developed in tandem with several Google customers, including LifePoint Health and Hackensack Meridian Health.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Congressional committee requests investigation of hospital price transparency compliance

    Committee members said in a recent letter to a government watchdog that hospitals have had “ample time” to comply with the rules.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    CommonSpirit continues to wrangle with cyberattack

    A majority of the providers affected by the attack last month have regained access to electronic health records, but the system said it is still working to return to normal operations. 

    By Nov. 11, 2022