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    Responding to outbreak, Moderna starts early work on monkeypox vaccine

    One day after the U.S. began releasing supplies of an approved Bavarian Nordic shot, Moderna said it's beginning development of its own vaccine against the virus.

    By Jonathan Gardner • May 25, 2022
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    Advocate Aurora faces lawsuit over all-or-nothing contracting

    The complaint alleges the nonprofit system used a number of anticompetitive practices to inflate healthcare prices at a cost to Wisconsin businesses.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Revenue Cycle Management/Surprise Billing

    Improving revenue cycle management and complying with surprise billing bans highlight the need for more streamlined back-office functions.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    Civica taps current COO to succeed VanTrieste as chief executive

    Civica, a nonprofit founded in 2018 by a group of hospitals to lower pharmaceutical prices, has tapped Ned McCoy to serve as its new president and chief executive officer, effective June 1.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Medtech companies keep supply, staffing challenges in check even as recession risks loom, analysts say

    Companies are coping with factors such as supply disruptions, staffing shortages, inflation and foreign-exchange hurdles, according to analysts at William Blair.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • May 24, 2022
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    Cedars-Sinai names UCLA physician as chief health equity officer

    Christina Harris, a primary care physician, will lead Cedars-Sinai's efforts to improve health disparities and address social determinants of health both internally and in Los Angeles.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Healthcare employers must urgently address burnout, surgeon general warns

    Systems should address burnout systemically, according to a Monday advisory from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. A priority is seeking and responding better to feedback from front-line workers.

    By May 23, 2022
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    AHA urges DOJ to probe Medicare Advantage plans that deny care

    The hospital lobby is pushing the Justice Department to punish Medicare Advantage organizations that routinely deny coverage to beneficiaries.

    By Susan Kelly • May 23, 2022
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    Healthcare's special role in decarbonization

    Few industries will need to navigate the effects of a changing climate more than healthcare.

    May 23, 2022
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    Travel nurses: a challenging population for credentialing and monitoring

    Travel nursing continues to rise – how are you monitoring license verifications across state lines?   

    May 23, 2022
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    Colorado governor signs hospital staffing bill

    The law includes penalties of up to $10,000 per day for hospitals failing to follow requirements and not taking corrective action, though Gov. Jared Polis asked the state health department to go easy on small, rural hospitals.

    By May 20, 2022
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    Lifespan names interim CEO

    Rhode Island's largest health system tapped an interim leader as it searches for a permanent successor to Timothy Babineau, who is stepping down at the end of this month.

    By May 20, 2022
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    Google hires former FDA digital health officer to global strategy post

    In his new role, Bakul Patel will help Google build a unified digital health and regulatory strategy.

    By May 19, 2022
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    California healthcare workers reassess contracts, pandemic pressures in mind

    The pandemic has prompted nurses and residents in the state to rethink working conditions and what they will endure. Some have walked off the job, demanding better contracts, and some residents organized for the first time.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Hospitals charge employer health plans more than 2 times what they charge Medicare for same services

    Rand researchers also found wide price variations across states. Florida, West Virginia and South Carolina had relative prices at or above 310% of Medicare prices, according to the report.

    By May 18, 2022
  • Mass General files performance improvement plan with state

    Massachusetts' largest hospital system has set cost savings targets after state regulators found fault with its healthcare spending growth and pressured the nonprofit to scale back a proposed expansion project.

    By Susan Kelly • May 18, 2022
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    States move to limit hospital visitor policies in wake of pandemic

    The Republican measures have passed in blue states like Colorado and Illinois. 

    By May 18, 2022
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    HCA taps new president to oversee Kansas City area

    Keith Zimmerman will replace longtime HCA Healthcare leader Mel Lagarde, who is retiring.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Nonprofit hospitals squeezed by pricier labor, investment losses in Q1

    The first quarter is going to be "one of the worst for most of our providers," Fitch Analyst Kevin Holloran said last week.

    By May 16, 2022
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    Efforts to protect health workers from violence on the job ramp up

    Renewed efforts to pass federal requirements for healthcare employers come as some systems are implementing their own policies to keep workers safe.

    By May 13, 2022
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    Hospital labor expenses up 37% from pre-pandemic levels in March

    Hospitals spent nearly $5,500 in labor expenses per adjusted discharge in March compared to about $4,000 roughly three years ago, according to a report from Kaufman Hall.

    By May 12, 2022
  • VA EHR implementation facing patient data, access concerns, audit finds

    The multibillion-dollar Cerner implementation hasn't improved data exchange as well as some had hoped, as the departments "did not take all actions needed to achieve interoperability," the audit found.

    By May 12, 2022
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    FTC likely to examine insurer overlap in Advocate Aurora, Atrium merger

    Mergers with geographic overlap often face challenges. This deal doesn't "raise the same red flags, but it doesn't mean that it gets waved through," said Leemore Dafny, former deputy director of healthcare and antitrust at the FTC.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Intermountain names first chief equity officer

    Tiffany Capeles' "leadership and her strong record of achieving greater health equity have earned her the respect of our peers in healthcare along with well-deserved national acclaim," Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison said.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Advocate Aurora, Atrium Health to merge, creating $27B system

    The combination brings together two separate regional health systems, one with operations in the Midwest and the other with a four-state reach in the South.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Rising Google searches for procedures suggest recovering demand, analysts say

    Searches for surgeries like orthopaedics, general surgery and cardiovascular procedures are above pre-pandemic levels, providing another data point to indicate that demand is recovering, according to a Needham report.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • May 11, 2022