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    Steward further extends asset sale timeline. More delays could follow.

    It’s the second time the distressed health system has pushed back the proposed sale timeline since it entered Chapter 11 restructuring in May. 

    By June 21, 2024
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    Opinion

    Price transparency enforcement is a shared responsibility

    A principal strategist at Turquoise Health argues that regulatory enforcement is crucial for hospitals to post files compliant with price transparency goals.

    By Carol Skenes • June 20, 2024
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    Labor

    Disputes between hospitals and workers are likely to continue even as the pandemic’s greatest impacts subside — a source of friction that could leave patients caught in the middle.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    Novant calls off plan to purchase CHS hospitals following FTC challenge

    Novant abandoned its merger plans after an appellate court granted federal regulators more time to challenge the deal. 

    By June 20, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    CMS to end Change Healthcare cyberattack financial relief program

    The Medicare funding program, which launched in March to ease cash flow challenges for providers, will stop accepting applications July 12.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Tracking Steward's decline

    Lawmakers ask Department of Labor to protect Steward workers

    Steward has a vested interest in keeping workers happy. Its assets, which the health system plans to sell this summer, could lose value if physicians quit.

    By June 18, 2024
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    By the numbers: The impact of the Ascension cyberattack

    The health system, one of the largest nonprofits in the country, lost access to its electronic health record, patient portal and some phone systems after the attack in early May. 

    By June 17, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Biden administration gives providers grace period to open surprise billing arbitration

    Because of the cyberattack on Change Healthcare earlier this year, providers say they’re having difficultly getting the necessary information from plans required to kick off the dispute resolution process.

    By June 17, 2024
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    VA extends EHR modernization contract with Oracle

    Despite patient safety and technical concerns plaguing the years-long rollout of the new electronic health record, the Department of Veterans Affairs extended its contract with Oracle for another 11 months.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Tracking Steward's decline

    Steward contends with possible facility closures

    State regulators, workers and creditors reacted to Steward's new loan terms, which demand the health system transition or close facilities that don't sell at auction.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Protected health data may have been compromised during Ascension cyberattack

    Hackers gained access to the major nonprofit’s systems early last month after a worker accidentally downloaded a malicious file, Ascension said.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Q&A

    Complex environments, 24/7 availability: Why cybersecurity poses a unique challenge for hospitals

    Andrew Carney from HHS agency ARPA-H explains why hospitals struggle with cybersecurity and talks about a new program that aims to help them defend their technology environments.

    By June 13, 2024
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    White House partners with Microsoft, Google on cybersecurity for rural hospitals

    The technology giants will offer free or low-cost cybersecurity tools to rural hospitals, which often have limited resources to combat the rising number of cyberattacks.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Court strikes down FTC’s latest attempt to block Novant-CHS deal

    This is the second time a district court has shot down the antitrust agency’s request to stop the deal. 

    By June 12, 2024
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    Tracking Steward's decline

    Steward secures $225M days before it was set to run out of cash

    The health system found financing after its original backer Medical Properties Trust declined to provide more funds. Steward will present the deal in federal bankruptcy court later this week for final approval.  

    By June 11, 2024
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    Prospect files suit demanding Yale New Haven purchase its three Connecticut hospitals

    The health systems have been at odds over the deal, which was first announced in 2022.

    By June 10, 2024
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    9th Circuit orders new $411M antitrust trial for Sutter Health

    The California health system beat allegations of anticompetitive conduct in 2022. But a new ruling says the original jury didn’t hear the full story.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Q&A

    Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine’s outgoing CEO on how technology aids student learning

    Before his job as CEO ends this summer, Mark Schuster spoke with Healthcare Dive about the new medical school and how immersive technologies can aid instruction.

    By June 6, 2024
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    FTC cannot block $320M Novant, CHS deal

    A federal court struck a blow to antitrust regulators on Wednesday when it ruled that Novant’s purchase of two hospitals from CHS could go through, arguing the deal seems likely to promote competition in North Carolina.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Under the watch of the attorney general, Northwell overhauls charity care policy

    New York's largest health system will expand its financial assistance policies following a review from the state attorney general.

    By June 5, 2024
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    House subcommittee lands on transparency for 340B reform

    Based on the Oversight and Investigations hearing, political will in Congress seems slim to cut back the 340B program — without a clearer view of how hospitals are using the funds first.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Tracking Steward's decline

    ‘We’re always running out of money’: Steward seeks new DIP financier ahead of June 14 to keep operations afloat

    Attorneys for the Dallas-based health system said Steward isn’t interested in another quick-fix loan. This time, Steward wants $225 million to carry it through the Chapter 11 process.

    By June 4, 2024
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    State healthcare cost caps could further pressure hospital operating margins: report

    Policies in several states have limited provider rates and levels of reimbursement, as well as constrained operating flexibility, according to Fitch Ratings.

    By June 4, 2024
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    UPMC acquires Washington Health System

    Proponents said the deal was key to keeping the small health system afloat, but union leaders had pushed back against the purchase.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    HHS says providers can tap Change to issue data breach notifications after cyberattack

    The update is a win for provider groups who have urged the agency to clarify which organizations need to report a data breach and notify patients after the cyberattack.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Sponsored by CorroHealth

    Compliantly supercharge your hospital’s bottom line

    Transforming your hospital's Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) program from a cost center to a strategic center can enhance financial performance, mitigate risks and improve overall quality of care.

    June 3, 2024