Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. NYC high-rise sues Hospital for Special Surgery

    A high-rise condominium complex on the Upper East Side is suing one of its neighboring buildings belonging to New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, according to Page Six. By Erin Dietsche -
  2. Former medical school professor shoots dean of Ichan School of Medicine

    A former assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai was arrested after shooting two people, including Dennis Charney, MD, dean of New York City-based Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Erin Dietsche -
  3. California balance billing law draws legal fire for price controls

    A proposed bill that aims to end balance billing practices in California has drawn scrutiny from industry stakeholders concerned the legislation could harm patient access and market competition. By Brooke Murphy -

Health care reform and the nursing field

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  1. Lone Star Family Health Center eliminates CEO position; Dr. Stephen McKernan announces departure

    Stephen L. McKernan, DO, CEO of Lone Star Family Health Center in Conroe, Texas, is leaving his position, according to a report by The Courier of Montgomery County. The health center board had recently announced that it is eliminating the CEO position all together.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Western Plains Medical Complex names Julie McCormack interim CEO: 4 takeaways

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health appointed Julie McCormack interim CEO of Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City, Kan., according to a Dodge Globe report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital's new CEO is Robert Crumb: 3 things to know

    Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique, Mich., named Robert Crumb CEO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 8 blockchain healthcare startups to know

    Here are eight recent healthcare startups using blockchain, a data structure that maintains and secures information. It creates a log of events that are unchangeable, which preserves data integrity and security as data moves to different touchpoints. Blockchain has roots in the bitcoin phenomenon but now tech start-ups, including those in healthcare, are adopting the framework for new purposes.  By Laura Dyrda -

How health IT can drive a healthier clinician experience

Learn what works, and doesn't, and how you can prevent turnover in your organization.
  1. Alere sues Abbott Laboratories over $5.8B pending acquisition

    Waltham, Mass.-based Alere, a medical diagnostics products company, has sued Chicago-based Abbott Laboratories to force the company to complete its $5.8 billion acquisition of Alere, according to The Boston Globe.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Judge denies request to stay Cabell Huntington, St. Mary’s Medical Center merger

    A Kanawha County Circuit Court judge denied Steel of West Virginia's request to halt Cabell Huntington (W.Va) Hospital's acquisition of Huntington, W.Va.-based St. Mary's Medical Center until after the appeal process, according to The Herald-Dispatch.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Teen accused of impersonating physician arrested on new charges of theft, fraud

    A Florida teenager accused of posing as a physician and stealing from an elderly patient is facing new charges of grand theft and fraud, according to ABC news.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Retired nurse accused of killing husband at Florida hospital

    A retired Florida nurse was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the May 19 hospital death of her husband, according to a report on  By Kelly Gooch -

Complicated, Costly and Common: The top high-cost, high-mortality procedures and how to manage them

Uncover opportunities to help reduce length of stay, costs and infections in common procedures.
  1. Moody's: US for-profit hospital outlook stable as outpatient volumes offset costs, bad debt

    A newly released outlook report from Moody's Investor Services for the U.S. for-profit hospital sector shows higher outpatient volumes are counterbalancing the effects of weak inpatient volume trends, small increases in reimbursement rates and rising costs, indicating stability. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics strike partnership: 5 things to know

    Walgreens is partnering with St. Paul, Minn.-based Prime Therapeutics, a pharmacy benefit manager owned by 14 Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Okla. Medicaid director resigns

    Nico Gomez, CEO of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, told the agency's board in a letter that he was resigning after 16 years at the helm, according to NewsOK. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. House Committee requests documents on EpiPen price hikes from Mylan CEO

    U.S Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Monday sent a letter to Mylan CEO Heather Bresch requesting documents and communications regarding the EpiPen price hike, according to Reuters. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. 15 proposals from CMS' 2018 notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

    CMS has released proposed HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. Many adults treated for depression in the US may not be depressed, study finds

      Many adults with depression do not receive treatment, while most who were treated did not screen positive for depression, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Generic EpiPen news rattles market, competitor’s shares fall

    News of pharmaceutical company Mylan's plans to introduce an identical generic version of EpiPen at half the cost caused a sharp selloff in the shares of Adamis Pharmaceuticals, a small drug company aiming to develop its own generic version of EpiPen, reports The Wall Street Journal.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Epic petitions court to protect confidential documents

    Epic Systems filed a petition in equity April 6 against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City seeking to bar the health system from disclosing certain documents Epic seeks to declare as confidential.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. Wake Forest Baptist sees operating gains on RCM performance, patient volume growth

    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center saw its net revenue grow to $2.4 billion in fiscal year 2016, a 10.5 percent increase over the prior year. That increase was driven by revenue cycle performance and increased labor productivity coupled with clinical volume growth.  By Kelly Gooch -

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