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    HCA opening eighth nursing campus

    The new campus in North Carolina comes as health systems across the country deal with heightened turnover and staffing challenges spurred by the pandemic.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Kaiser Permanente, Arizona hospital hit with cybersecurity breaches

    The two cyberattacks, which affected almost 770,000 patients, continue a dizzying trend of healthcare security breaches this year.

    By June 14, 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.

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    Florida health system sues bill-sharing ministry for non-payment

    Orlando Health has accused Liberty HealthShare, a faith-based medical cost-sharing organization, of telling patients to conceal their membership in the group to get charity rates for medical services.

    By Susan Kelly • June 13, 2022
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    BHSH hires Northwell Health executive to lead Beaumont Health

    Benjamin Schwartz will take the helm at Beaumont Health, now part of a larger Michigan system following its merger with Spectrum Health.

    By June 10, 2022
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    New Jersey judge puts RWJBarnabas Health hospital acquisition on hold

    The FTC alleges that RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter's compete head-to-head in New Jersey, particularly in the central part of the state.

    By June 10, 2022
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    2 million patients' data exposed in cyberattack on New England health services provider

    The attack, disclosed by Shields Health Care Group earlier this week, is the largest so far this year, according to HHS’ data breach portal.

    By June 9, 2022
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    Hospital lobby urges CMS to delay enforcement of price estimate requirement

    The contested provision in the No Surprises Act requires certain providers to assemble a comprehensive cost estimate for patients, including costs from other providers that could step in to provide care.   

    By June 9, 2022
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    CMS issues first price transparency fines to 2 Georgia hospitals

    Regulators have been criticized for moving slowly to enforce the rules, which came into effect January last year amid fierce opposition from hospital groups.

    By June 9, 2022
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    Physician residents reach deal with Los Angeles County, averting strike

    The labor discord is one of several recent disputes in California, where unions representing healthcare workers have been especially active as more contracts expire and staff see an opportunity to negotiate working conditions.

    By June 8, 2022
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    HCA's purchase of 5 Utah hospitals from Steward on pause after judge's order

    The court will now weigh whether to issue a preliminary injunction and will hear from both parties before deciding whether to block the deal.

    By June 8, 2022
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    Providence Health Plan taps new COO

    Cheryl Morrison-Bornstein will play a central role in growing the regional health plan, building upon her experiences at other major healthcare organizations. 

    By June 7, 2022
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    Surge in 'new' nurses reflects rise in resignations, job shuffling, study finds

    Median nursing tenure fell 19.5% across the U.S from March 2021 to March 2022, according to an analysis by Epic.

    By June 7, 2022
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    Leapfrog raises concerns about CMS proposal to suppress patient safety data

    The CMS is the only source for this data, and without it the public will not have information on preventable complications such as bed sores, inpatient falls that result in a broken hip, or sepsis, Leapfrog executives said.

    By June 6, 2022
  • Healthcare payrolls recovering, still lag pre-pandemic levels

    Hospitals led growth in healthcare jobs in May as the industry slowly rebuilds its pandemic-shaken workforce.

    By Susan Kelly • June 6, 2022
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    Emergency psychiatric care that finally works for patients

    Up to 15% of emergency department visits now involve behavioral health emergencies, including substance use and mental health crises.

    By Scott Zeller, MD • June 6, 2022
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    FTC sues to block 2 hospital mergers

    Steward Health Care System said it is deeply disappointed by the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to challenge its sale to HCA Healthcare in Utah as it weighs next steps.

    By Updated June 7, 2022
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    Black patients more likely to face hospital security response, study shows

    The paper is the latest in a flurry of publications that have showcased inequity in hospital systems across the country.

    By June 2, 2022
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    Residents at Los Angeles County hospitals vote to authorize strike

    Residents and interns notified the county that they plan to strike from June 13 to June 15, according to a statement from the union representing them.

    By Updated June 3, 2022
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    Ascension taps current chief data officer as new CIO

    Gagan Singh is replacing Gerry Lewis, who during his time as CIO oversaw layoffs and the outsourcing of tech support in Ascension's technologies team.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Steep expenses, falling patient volumes stifled hospitals in April

    Kaufman Hall's new findings reverse trends from March, when hospitals posted a modest rise in patient volumes and temporary expense reliefs.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Medicare premiums will remain unchanged after Aduhelm price cut spurs review

    The HHS Secretary had hoped premiums could be cut for seniors sooner rather than later but there are "legal and operational hurdles" to changing premiums midyear, according to a statement released Friday.

    By May 31, 2022
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    Cleveland Clinic, scrambling to staff hospitals, posts Q1 loss

    The academic medical giant is paying higher employee wages and hiring more agency nurses and other temporary personnel to cope with a nationwide shortage of healthcare workers.

    By Susan Kelly • May 31, 2022
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    Gender pay gap for registered nurses widened during pandemic

    The findings come as hospitals face major hurdles recruiting and retaining enough staff two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, and as healthcare workers and unions push for higher wages.

    By May 31, 2022
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    Healthcare spending could drop $11.4B next year if ACA premium subsidies expire, research finds

    The looming coverage cliff would also hit providers financially, according to a new report. President Joe Biden has pushed Congress to extend the more generous financial aid provided by the American Rescue Plan.

    By May 26, 2022
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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