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    Stanford nurses ratify deal, ending weeklong strike

    Nurses will return to work Tuesday after ratifying a deal on new contracts that include measures to better retain and recruit nursing staff, the union said.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Hospital volumes, revenues rebounded as omicron cases waned in March

    Many patients returned for nonurgent procedures and other non-COVID-19 care, especially outpatient, that had been previously delayed, according to a Kaufman Hall report.

    By May 3, 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
  • Air ambulance provider latest to sue over surprise billing ban

    The central issue of the new lawsuit is the guidance the federal government has provided to third-party arbiters.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Labor costs unlikely to wind down soon, for-profit hospitals report in Q1

    Hospital operators hoped the need for temporary nursing staff and heightened labor costs would ease alongside dwindling cases of the omicron variant, as they did during previous waves. That wasn't the case in the first quarter.

    By May 2, 2022
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    3 questions for Dr. Alan Kadish, Touro University President

    Between new locations, expanding programs and an ever-growing list of community service initiatives, Touro University is becoming one of the nation's leaders in medical and health science education in myriad ways.

    May 2, 2022
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    CommonSpirit names new CEO, Wright Lassiter of Henry Ford Health

    Wright Lassiter will succeed Lloyd Dean, who announced his intent to retire last year, setting off a nationwide executive search.

    By April 29, 2022
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    Molina's first-quarter COVID-19 costs reached highest peak since pandemic's start, CEO says

    Still, those costs were almost entirely offset by members cutting back on healthcare visits, a common trend throughout the pandemic, CEO Joe Zubretsky said Thursday.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Thousands of Stanford nurses in California reach deal to end strike

    Nurses voted on a tentative agreement Sunday and if they ratify the deal they will return to work Tuesday under new contracts, according to the union.

    By Updated May 2, 2022
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    Rising expenses at hospitals are unsustainable, AHA says

    Hospital labor expenses per patient alone increased about 20% from 2019 to 2021, according to a new report from the hospital lobby.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Tenet says 'cybersecurity incident' disrupted hospital operations

    Most critical functions have been restored following the incident last week, while affected facilities are starting to resume normal operations, according to the Texas-based operator.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Healthcare M&A slowed in Q1 amid economic concerns, omicron impact, KPMG says

    Deals across the sector fell by a third in the period from the brisk pace at the end of last year as buyers weighed an economic slowdown, the Russian-Ukraine war and the impact of the omicron variant, according to the new report.

    By Susan Kelly • April 26, 2022
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    DOJ appeals surprise billing ruling in Texas

    The Department of Justice intends to appeal a ruling siding with the Texas Medical Association, saying arbiters should not weigh any factor more heavily than others when resolving payment disputes between payers and providers.

    By April 25, 2022
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    AdventHealth eyes new hospital near Asheville

    Asheville is an area well known in healthcare circles for its previous state-sanctioned monopoly. If approved, AdventHealth's facility will be the second hospital in the area.

    By April 25, 2022
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    HCA lowers expectations for the year, citing ongoing labor challenges

    Heightened spending on salaries and benefits is primarily related to the ongoing use of contract labor, though the system is also adjusting wages to stay competitive, CEO Sam Hazen said on a Friday call with investors.

    By April 22, 2022
  • Trinity Health to acquire MercyOne after jointly operating with CommonSpirit for decades

    The decision comes 24 years after Trinity and Catholic Health Initiatives first agreed to jointly operate the health system that provides services in Iowa.

    By April 21, 2022
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    HHS warns providers of 'exceptionally aggressive' ransomware group

    The Hive group practices double extortion — demanding payment to free data it has encrypted while also threatening to release the unencrypted data publicly.

    By April 21, 2022
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    CMS underestimated hospital labor spending in payment adjustments, Premier says

    Inpatient payment rates for fiscal 2023 released earlier this week also wouldn't adequately cover rising costs, according to the group purchasing organization.

    By April 21, 2022
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    Larger, less profitable hospitals more likely to have ownership change

    In data released for the first time Wednesday, HHS also found changes in ownership over the past six years have been much more common in nursing homes than hospitals, with wide variations in ownership by state.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Corporate employment of physicians surged during pandemic

    A study by Avalere found that hospitals or other corporate entities are buying up independent physician groups at a rapid clip, raising concerns about increasing pressures on doctors.

    By Susan Kelly • April 20, 2022
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    Healthcare worker training org aims to root out bias in care

    The heightened racial unrest of 2020 revealed unmet needs and windows of opportunity to challenge structural racism.

    By Carla Bell • April 20, 2022
  • Surprise billing arbitration portal opens to payers, providers after delay

    As a last resort, the No Surprises Act allows payers and providers to resolve payment disputes using arbitration. The online site that initiates the process is now open. 

    By April 19, 2022
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    Hospitals massively mark up cancer therapy prices for private insurance patients, JAMA study finds

    Researchers also found that most National Cancer Institute-designated facilities did not publicly disclose payer-specific prices for cancer therapies as required by federal price transparency regulations.

    By April 19, 2022
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    Hospitals blast 'unacceptable' inpatient payment bump

    Despite the 3.2% overall hike, the AHA argued that net payments to hospitals may decrease due to cuts in other areas, including uncompensated care.

    By April 19, 2022
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    Providence promotes Sara Vaezy to chief digital officer

    Vaezy replaces Aaron Martin, who departed Providence for online retail giant Amazon and now serves as vice president of its healthcare division.

    By April 19, 2022
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    How health system leaders are navigating ongoing staffing shortages: survey

    More than 90% of health system leaders have increased compensation to recruit and retain staff, while 81% said they are still filling gaps with agency labor, per a new Advis report.

    By April 18, 2022