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  • More than 4K Stanford nurses vote to strike in California

    Nurses will begin an open-ended strike April 25 if they are unable to reach a deal with the system, according to a statement from the union. The two sides have met with a federal mediator three times.

    By Updated April 14, 2022
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    Healthcare staffing outlook: A more competitive market and higher rates of burnout

    The healthcare industry has faced unprecedented staffing challenges over the past two years. Learn what the leaders of CHG Healthcare's staffing brands had to say about the competition to attract and retain providers in 2022.

    April 11, 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.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    'Interesting anomaly': Hospital M&A fell to record low in Q1

    Hospital M&A activity in the first quarter bucked last year's trends as both the amount and size of deals shrank, according to Kaufman Hall.

    By April 8, 2022
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    'Where's the patient?': Experts question FDA's final recall guidance

    While the guidance encouraged the use of electronic communications in recalls, a change experts have advocated for, some questioned why the agency did not address more problems with the system.

    By Ricky Zipp • April 7, 2022
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    Surprise billing compliance 'very daunting,' regulatory experts say

    The bill is best known for its signature achievement, but there are lesser known requirements that are difficult to put into practice, experts told Healthcare Dive.

    By April 7, 2022
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    Advocate Aurora investment arm acquires remote monitoring firm

    This is the fourth transaction for the newly minted Advocate Aurora Enterprise, which launched last year with the aim of building a portfolio of companies beyond acute medical care.

    By April 7, 2022
  • Intermountain, SCL Health complete merger, forming $12B system

    Combined, the system will become one of the nation's largest nonprofit health operators with 33 hospitals and hundreds of clinics across seven states.

    By April 6, 2022
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    Facing opposition, Mass General Brigham pulls back surgery center plans

    Although the system has withdrawn a proposal for three suburban surgery centers, it did secure recommendations for conditional approval for two other large-scale projects.

    By April 5, 2022
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    Surprisingly, physician burnout could contribute to slightly better outcomes, new study suggests

    But this doesn't indicate that physician burnout is beneficial or should be tolerated, researchers said, stressing that the relationship between burnout and outcomes is complex and needs further investigation.

    By April 4, 2022
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    Ascension, AdventHealth make breakup official, renaming hospitals

    The end of the joint venture formed in 2015 to run hospitals in the Chicago area will see 14 facilities operate under the Ascension name and four carry the AdventHealth banner.

    By Susan Kelly • April 4, 2022
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    Connecting compliance and HR to tackle the nurse staffing crisis

    The ongoing nurse staffing crisis is creating a multitude of complexities for hospitals and healthcare systems, especially verifying credentials.

    April 4, 2022
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    Hospitals struggle to fill staffing holes in short, long term amid surge in nurse turnover

    "This is a bigger workforce shortage than we have ever dealt with," said Gay Landstrom, senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Trinity Health, a nonprofit system with 88 hospitals nationwide.

    By March 31, 2022
  • Hospital lobby says merger guidelines don't need 'major revisions'

    Antitrust regulators are angling to modernize the guidelines, which have not been updated in more than a decade, as the Biden administration increasingly cracks down on consolidation.

    By March 31, 2022
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    Hospitals bet big on venture capital amid COVID-19 revenue flux

    Hospitals are increasingly acting as venture capitalists, ratcheting up investments in companies with products they can use and scale, according to a data analysis of hospital VC arms conducted by Healthcare Dive.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Hospital E/M visit charges continued to rise in 2020, Fair Health finds

    Meanwhile, the percentage of claims for telehealth shot up from just 0.22% of all claims in 2019 to about 15% in 2020, as COVID-19 restrictions set in and patients worried of virus transmission.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Eyeing Europe's COVID-19 resurgence, AHA asks HHS to renew public health emergency

    In a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, hospitals emphasized the need to be prepared for more potential disruptions to the healthcare delivery system.

    By Susan Kelly • March 29, 2022
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    Long-term health of patients, hospitals at stake as care delays continue

    As federal relief funds dwindle and volumes remain stagnant, concerns are mounting about the stability of many providers' operations, especially those lacking robust outpatient services.

    By March 29, 2022
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    Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic

    Hospitals overhauled their operations in COVID-19's early days. Now, two years into the pandemic, they are looking ahead at the future of their business, including revenue diversification and workforce stability.

    March 29, 2022
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    Hospitals saw negative operating margins in February for second consecutive month

    Even as cases of the omicron variant plummet, the metrics indicate a "challenging recovery," according to Kaufman Hall's monthly report.

    By March 28, 2022
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    AHA wants healthcare workers protected like airline staff amid rising workplace violence

    No federal laws protect healthcare workers from violence on the job like they do flight crews. AHA wants the DOJ to support legislation that would make violence against healthcare workers a federal offense.

    By March 25, 2022
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    Wisconsin passes law making threats against healthcare workers a felony

    The state already has a law making it a felony to commit battery against nurses, emergency care providers or those working in an emergency department, but this expands that protection to threats.

    By March 24, 2022
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    Appeals court nixes Hackensack-Englewood hospital merger in New Jersey

    The state's largest hospital system lost its challenge to merge with Englewood Hospital, a transaction the FTC sought to halt because of competition concerns.

    By March 24, 2022
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    White House stops paying providers for COVID-19 testing, treatment of uninsured patients

    The Biden administration said it will also stop reimbursing providers for vaccinating uninsured patients by April due to shrinking pandemic relief funds.

    By March 23, 2022
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    Labor union health fund targets hospital prices, looks to form purchasing coalition

    If successful, the coalition would bring together New York City's largest public employee union and the United Federation of Teachers. Together the group would represent about 540,000 people.

    By March 22, 2022
  • Advocate Aurora's 2021 income, revenue rebound as patients return

    The boost in non-COVID-19 patient services helped the 26-hospital Midwestern system offset rising labor and supply costs.

    By Susan Kelly • March 22, 2022