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  1. Poll: Americans want to rein in drug prices

    Americans widely support various actions to keep drug costs down, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 4 takeaways on Mass. acute hospital financial performance in FY 2016

    Forty-one Massachusetts acute hospitals were profitable in fiscal year 2016 through June 30, according to a recent report from the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 5 improvements from a credentialing overhaul: How CHRISTUS Santa Rosa dropped application turnaround from 84 to 18 days

    It used to take 84 days — almost a quarter of a year — to complete the credentialing process at San Antonio-based CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Center. The hospital faced a multitude of challenges from delinquent reappointments to inappropriate license validation to the lack of hard copies of its files.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. Black Book names top RCM firms, Mercy Health taps VitalWare & more — 9 RCM company keynotes

    Here are nine updates from revenue cycle management companies. By Brooke Murphy -
  2. 18 payers in the headlines

    The following insurers made headlines this week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. How 10 hospitals took their total joint replacement programs to the next level

    The following 10 hospitals and health systems updated their total joint replacement programs with new initiatives such as data analytics, bundled payments, quality improvement and telehealth. Here are their stories. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Broward Health faces bond trouble over KPMG breakup

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health may have difficulty completing its annual financial audit by its Dec. 31 deadline after the system severed ties with its auditing partner earlier this month, reports Sun Sentinel. By Brooke Murphy -

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  1. After stepping down as Methodist Le Bonheur CEO, Gary Shorb to serve as The Urban Child Institute's executive director

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare CEO Gary Shorb is set to take on the role of executive director of The Urban Child Institute, also in Memphis, according to a Memphis Business Journal report. He announced he will retire as Methodist Le Bonheur CEO, effective Dec. 31.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Magnolia Regional Medical Center taps Rex Jones to lead as CEO: 4 points

    Magnolia (Ark.) Regional Medical Center named Rex Jones CEO, effective December 2016.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Why Google Glass could change the way you see your physician

    Can you imagine visiting your physician while he or she communicates with a scribe thousands of miles away? Google and Augmedix believe that is the future of medicine, according to The Washington Post. By Erin Dietsche -
  4. Congress passes $1.1B in Zika funds after months of debate

    After seven months of political wrangling, both of America's federal legislative bodies passed a measure that will provide $1.1 billion in emergency funding to push back against the spread of Zika in the United States, according to NPR. By Brian Zimmerman -

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  1. Innovation in payment for chronic disease management will have more impact on US health than all other healthcare innovations

    When you hear the phrase “healthcare innovation,” what naturally comes to mind is technology. Genomics, analytics, telemedicine and remote monitoring, mobile apps and a dozen other technological advances are improving care in all kinds of ways. But there is another area of innovation that could have an even bigger impact on the health of U.S. residents: new ways of paying for chronic care management. By Nick van Terheyden, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Dell Healthcare Services -
  2. Where are the 10 best cities for healthcare jobs?

    Are you looking for a new job in healthcare? Philadelphia might be the best place to go. By Erin Dietsche -
  3. Kansas hospital worker who set fire to supervisor indicted by grand jury

    A federal grand jury indicted a former Munson Army Health Center employee charged with setting a supervisor on fire and attacking another individual who came to her aid in an incident earlier this month, according to The Wichita Eagle.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. CHS to sell four hospitals to Curae Health

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems signed a definitive agreement to sell three hospitals in Mississippi and one hospital in Florida to Clinton, Tenn.-based Curae Health.  By Alyssa Rege -
  5. Inside the Trump Foundation's donations to Dana-Farber: 6 things to know

    Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute regularly hosts its annual fundraiser at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. Acquiring companies now trying to retain top executives

    A new strategy is emerging for companies that acquire others: retain top talent of the acquired firm to help stave off a post-merger failure, The Wall Street Journal reports.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. Hillary Clinton for NEJM: 4 big goals to achieve affordable, quality healthcare for all

    The New England Journal of Medicine invited both presidential candidates to write an op-ed answering the following: "What specific changes in policy do you support to improve access to care, improve quality of care and control healthcare costs for our nation?"  By Emily Rappleye -
  8. New BMJ series aims to accelerate use of new research in care

    The BMJ is launching a series called "BMJ Rapid Recommendations," that aims to help physicians use new research findings in care delivery sooner.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. 6 things to know about 2016 flu vaccines — efficacy, supply and more

    The new flu season will be upon us soon — a few local flu outbreaks have already occurred in the U.S. — and public health officials are urging everyone over 6 months old to get vaccinated before Oct. 31. By Heather Punke -

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