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2250 Articles Matching "hospitals"

Trump administration could leverage waivers for state CON law repeals

Dec 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospitals that want their states to keep up their certificate-of-need laws are on the alert after last week's sweeping health policy directive from the White House shows shifting...
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CEO Power Panel: Despite expected gridlock, divided government may still be boon to hospitals

Dec 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Although system CEOs see some benefits to the change of control in the House, the likelihood of partisan gridlock is muting their...
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Ochsner Health System Employees Will See A Minimum Wage Boost In January

Dec 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In other hospital news, the Denver Post reports on the options offered at some hospitals for expectant mothers' pain relief during labor....
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Columbia University and its hospitals sued over doctor's sexual abuse

Dec 08, 2018 , CNN Health
Seventeen women are accusing Columbia University and the NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system of enabling a sexually abusive doctor over roughly 20 years of practice, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court. The doctor, Robert Hadden, pleaded guilty in 2016 to criminal sex act in the third degree and forcible touching, surrendering his medical license, according to court documents. He received no jail time....
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Iowa let major Medicaid provider keep $2.4M in overpayments

Dec 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
After a major provider agreed to stay in Iowa's troubled Medicaid program, a top aide to Gov. Kim Reynolds quietly signed a deal letting its hospitals and clinics keep $2.4 million in mistaken overpayments, according to...
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Hospital Shark Tank tips from NewYork-Presbyterian and Stony Brook Medicine

Dec 07, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Hospitals look to clinicians in the field for innovation...
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Hospitals Sue over $380 Million OPPS Cut

Dec 07, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Dec. 5—Several hospitals and advocacy groups filed suit this week to stop a finalized Medicare payment change that would cut 2019 outpatient payments by an estimated $380 million....
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NYC Health & Hospitals projects $362M loss from Trump-proposed changes to public charge rule

Dec 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
New York City Health & Hospitals said it could see a loss of up to $362 million in the first year alone if proposed changes to the public charge rule are...
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Joint Commission will require hospitals to screen for suicide risk

Dec 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The added requirements, which will go into effect July 1, include hospitals screening patients with behavioral health conditions for suicide...
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Fitch: Hospital Profits Slide As Threats Emerge From Amazon To CVS

Dec 06, 2018 , Forbes
Hospitals and health systems face further deterioration of operating profits as new competitors emerge like CVS Health, Amazon, and other "non-traditional entrants" into the healthcare business, Fitch Ratings says in a new...
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New CMS star ratings ignore socio-economic factors

Dec 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS didn't risk-stratify hospitals by peer groups based on their dual-eligible population as it currently does in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. That can earn hospitals low ratings for caring for poor and chronically ill...
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Provider with ties to lab scheme shutters Texas clinic

Dec 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Little River Healthcare, the bankrupt company that's poised to shutter two hospitals, closed a primary- and specialty-care clinic in Temple,...
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Trump Administration’s Plan to Boost Choice, Competition Draws Hospital Concerns

Dec 06, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Dec. 4—An expansion of site-neutral payments, support for physician-owned hospitals, and changes to graduate medical education (GME) were among the newly revealed Trump administration priorities that drew early hospital opposition....
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Sierra Leone doctors strike over conditions, nurses may follow

Dec 06, 2018 , Reuters
Doctors in Sierra Leone's public hospitals were on strike on Wednesday to protest against low wages and poor working conditions, and nurses said they may follow suit....
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Hospitals sue over site-neutral payment policy

Dec 05, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Two major hospital groups and three health systems sued the Trump administration over the site-neutral payment policy due to go into effect Jan....
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Fewer hospitals earning Medicare bonuses under value-based purchasing

Dec 04, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
About 55% of hospitals earned Medicare incentive payments in 2019 under the Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program, slightly fewer than in fiscal 2018 when 57% of the hospitals did, or just under...
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After Years Of Rising Deductibles For Workers, Some Employers Are Tapping The Brakes

Dec 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Instead of continuing the trend of passing on the burden of higher costs to employees, some companies are looking to address the underlying reasons for the spending. Among other strategies, some organizations are bypassing insurers and negotiating deals with hospitals directly and a growing number are offering their own clinics. Meanwhile, experiments that work to improve a patient's social factors, such as housing, are finding big savings....
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Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Five Things To Know

Dec 04, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Acute flaccid myelitis, a syndrome with rapid muscle weakness in children, has been seen in hospitals in the United States and Canada this fall. A practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) -five/s-ejyaB outlines five things to know abou......
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Provider with ties to lab billing scheme may shutter

Dec 02, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Rockdale, Texas-based Little River Healthcare is poised to shutter its hospitals and clinics next week after it was unable to find a buyer to take over operations. Modern Healthcare found Little River was likely involved in a lab test billing...
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Massachusetts Approves Beth Israel-Lahey Health Merger With Price-Cap, Other Conditions

Dec 01, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The new hospital system, including more than a dozen facilities, is the most recent merger in the state since Mass. General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals merged in 1994 to form Partners, the state's biggest hospital...
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