Hospitals


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    FTC tells states to avoid shielding hospital mergers from antitrust enforcement

    A report released Monday compiles research that shows arrangements, called Certificates of Public Advantage, result in higher prices, lower quality of care and lower wage growth for employees.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    Providence posts $424M operating loss on heels of restructuring plan

    COVID-19 volumes receded and weren’t offset by a rebound in surgical levels, while the nonprofit had to rely more heavily on expensive agency staffing in the quarter.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    Vertical integration and consolidation

    Healthcare companies merging with subsectors of the industry is a growing trend, although certainly not a new one.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    Strikes among healthcare workers in 2022

    On Monday, some 15,000 nurses at 15 hospitals across Minnesota voted to authorize a strike.

    Aug. 16, 2022
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    Mass General Brigham posts $949M net loss, cites ‘unprecedented’ pressures

    The Boston-based health system struggled with cost inflation, labor shortages and capacity constraints in its fiscal third quarter.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    Cardinal Health CFO will replace CEO Mike Kaufmann

    Jason Hollar, who joined Cardinal as CFO in 2020, will lead the healthcare distributor starting in September.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Joint Commission tackles health equity with new accreditation standards

    The nonprofit organization said racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare are a quality and safety problem that requires a new approach.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Healthcare executive compensation grows in 2022

    Median base salaries for executives at healthcare companies increased by 4.5% in the past year, according to consulting firm SullivanCotter.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Intermountain’s Harrison plans to step down as CEO

    After six years at the helm, Harrison plans to leave his post as president and CEO of Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare this fall.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    New York judge dismisses surgeon’s lawsuit challenging surprise billing law

    The lawsuit threatened to again expose millions of patients to surprise out-of-network bills.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
  • Hospitals still fall short on price transparency, consumer group says

    Hospitals pushed back on the Patient Rights Advocate report, which found that just 16% of hospitals were fully compliant with the price transparency law.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Profits climb for major insurers as hospital volumes drop in Q2

    All but two of the seven largest insurers saw profits climb in the second quarter as hospital operators continued to struggle with weak volumes and higher labor costs amid record-high inflation.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    HHS investing $60M to boost rural healthcare workforce

    The latest funds build on $16 billion invested by the Biden administration to bolster rural healthcare last year, according to the HHS.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Kaiser Permanente posts Q2 net loss of $1.3B

    The Oakland, California-based integrated health system attributed the setback in its quarterly results to market investments.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    CMS moves toward guidance on health equity, climate change

    The CMS published feedback from commenters as the federal government and the Biden administration ramp up oversight of social issues.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Sutter Health posts net loss for second straight quarter

    Second quarter revenues failed to keep pace with rising costs at the Sacramento, California-based healthcare system.

    By Updated Aug. 10, 2022
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    Healthcare industry nearly recovered from early pandemic job losses

    Hospitals added about 13,000 jobs in July compared to about 20,000 in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Deep Dive // Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    No ‘slam dunk fix’ in HIPAA privacy law to protect abortion patients

    In an increasingly murky legal environment, providers should focus on minimizing and protecting the data they collect, experts said.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Fitch downgrades CHS from stable to negative after discouraging earnings report

    The move reflects “significant increases in labor costs and weakness in volumes and acuity mix driving a downturn in the company's revenue and margin levels,” according to a release.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    Monkeypox declared federal public health emergency

    “We're prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus, and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility to help us tackle this virus,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
  • Hospitals have low level of accountability for connected device breaches

    Of the 43% of organizations that reported a data breach in the past two years, 88% said at least one connected device was a contributing factor to the breach, according to a new report.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    Volumes, net income down at for-profit hospitals in Q2

    COVID-19 patient volumes fell rapidly from the first to second quarter across hospital chains as case counts waned, executives said on calls with investors.

    Aug. 3, 2022
  • Thousands of Kaiser mental health clinicians to strike in Northern California

    Psychologists, therapists, chemical dependency counselors and social workers plan to strike. They say they’re stretched too thin and unable to provide adequate care to patients.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Providers say inpatient pay adjustment for inflation not sufficient

    Groups like the American Hospital Association had asked for more adjustments, but the CMS declined to set aside its regulatory payment formula.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Ochsner finalizes merger with Rush Health, adding 7 hospitals

    Louisiana-based Ochsner Health has a strong foothold in the Gulf South. The deal adds to its existing 40 hospitals in the region.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Hospitals face sixth straight month of negative margins, report finds

    Month-to-month increases in patient volumes were not enough to offset the growing cost of care, according to a Monday report from Kaufman Hall.

    By Aug. 2, 2022