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    More physicians want to leave their jobs as pay rates fall, survey finds

    Two out of three physicians said they were considering an employment change, according to a survey out Thursday from Doximity.

    By March 23, 2023
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    Surprise Billing

    Arbiters instructed to resume No Surprises Act determinations

    The CMS had previously paused and resumed earlier disputes between payers and providers after a Texas judge ruled against the federal government and vacated portions of the law that bans surprise billing.

    By March 21, 2023
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    Social determinants of health

    The focus on social determinants of health has only increased as the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the United States.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    IBM installs quantum computer on-site at Cleveland Clinic

    The IBM Quantum System One is the first quantum computer solely dedicated to healthcare research, and the first IBM-managed quantum computer in the U.S. outside of IBM’s own facilities.

    By March 21, 2023
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    Record number of residency matches notched for 2023

    Interest in emergency medicine slots fell this year, however, with 554 positions left unfilled.

    By March 20, 2023
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    The health of a community depends on fair health insurance practices

    Access to local and convenient care is critical for a community’s health. However, the current approach from payers puts this at risk, argues Antonio Rios, chief of population health at Northeast Georgia Health System.

    By Antonio Rios • March 17, 2023
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    MedPAC recommends physician pay bump, but not enough for provider groups

    Updating base physician payment rates by 1.45% in 2024 as proposed by the group that advises Congress on Medicare policy is “grossly insufficient,” the Medical Group Management Association said.

    By March 16, 2023
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    Nonprofit hospitals tax exemptions rose estimated 41% over nearly a decade, KFF finds

    Nonprofits are coming under increased criticism around whether the benefits they provide justify large tax breaks. Nonprofits were exempt from $28 billion in taxes in 2020, but spent $16 billion on charity care, according to new research.

    By March 15, 2023
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    Physicians say prior authorization rules harm patients, AMA survey finds, as CMS works toward new policy

    Over a third of physicians said the requirements led to a serious adverse event for one of their patients, such as hospitalization, permanent impairment or death, the survey found.

    By March 14, 2023
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    Majority of adults with medical debt owe money to hospitals

    While medical debt remains a persistent financial burden in the U.S., a new analysis from the Urban Institute highlights how targeting hospital billing could ameliorate the problem.

    By March 13, 2023
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    Pediatric mental health crisis top concern this year for patient safety organization

    Physical and verbal violence against healthcare staff is the second top safety concern for the year, followed by clinician needs in times of uncertainty around maternal-fetal medicine.

    By March 13, 2023
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    Bon Secours’ outgoing chief nurse officer on the challenges ahead for nursing

    Andrea Mazzoccoli shares workforce trends she’s keeping an eye on and advice for future nursing leaders as she exits her role.

    By March 13, 2023
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    Providence St. Joseph Health

    Labor expenses, inflation drove Providence to $6.1B net loss last year

    The Washington-based nonprofit system also posted a $1.7 billion operating loss in the same period.

    By March 10, 2023
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    Biden’s proposed HHS budget aims to make pandemic-era subsidies permanent

    The budget also proposes to extend Medicare solvency and give the federal government more power to negotiate prescription drug prices.

    By March 9, 2023
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    Hacking incident at Michigan surgical group exposes information of 15K patients

    It appears that patient information was uploaded to the dark web by ransomware group BianLian, Brett Callow, threat analyst for cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, confirmed to Healthcare Dive.

    By March 8, 2023
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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Texas women, denied medically necessary abortions, sue state to clarify exceptions to ban

    The lawsuit highlights how abortion bans create a chilling effect for obstetric care, as physicians — worried about legal repercussions — can refuse or delay care to those with complications.

    By March 8, 2023
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    FTC pushes back deadline for public to weigh in on noncompete ban

    FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson said she would have supported an even longer extension since the proposed rule is “a departure from hundreds of years of precedent.” 

    By March 7, 2023
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    Atrium, Best Buy partner to co-develop hospital-at-home programming

    The multi-year partnership combines Atrium’s hospital-at-home program and existing telemedicine infrastructure with Best Buy’s at-home care business, along with the retailer’s home installation and supply chain capabilities.

    By March 7, 2023
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    Better crisis communications: 5 steps for better patient, staff engagement

    Whether trying to convey routine information or respond to once-in-a-blue-moon crises, hospital leaders can turn critical communications into trust and engagement builders.

    March 6, 2023
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    Contracts covering tens of thousands of unionized HCA workers set to expire soon

    Contracts for staff at nearly two dozen hospitals in Nevada and Florida will lapse at the end of March and May, respectively.

    By March 3, 2023
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    UnityPoint Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services ink latest cross-market merger

    Combined, the two systems operate more than 40 hospitals and hundreds of clinics throughout Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico and Wisconsin.

    By March 3, 2023
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    Cleveland Clinic posts $1.2B loss in 2022 as expenses rose

    The system joined other hospital operators who faced a challenging 2022, the worst financial year since the pandemic began, hospital consultancy Kaufman Hall has said.

    By March 2, 2023
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    Over 1K residents unionize at Montefiore Medical Center

    Residents at New York-based Montefiore are the latest to join CIR-SEIU, a labor union that’s gaining more members as healthcare workers across all roles mobilize in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By March 2, 2023
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    Hospitals start year on better financial footing after challenging 2022, Kaufman Hall says

    Volumes, emergency department visits, discharges and total revenues fell for hospitals in January while labor expenses rose, according to the report.

    By March 1, 2023
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    Hacking healthcare: With 385M patient records exposed, cybersecurity experts sound alarm on breach surge

    Healthcare companies must harden their defenses, but it may require regulators and lawmakers to raise the bar on security standards, experts say.

    By Feb. 28, 2023
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    UHS net income fell in Q4, full year 2022 as labor remained pricey

    COVID-19 activity declined significantly through the year, allowing the hospital operator to reduce labor vacancies and stop capping bed capacities at behavioral health hospitals, executives said.

    By Feb. 28, 2023