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  1. 21 hospitals hiring nurses

    Here are 21 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking nurses in the past week.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Allegheny Health Network beats operating income projections in Q2

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network recorded operating income of $16.45 million in the second quarter of 2017, an improvement of $22.45 million over what the seven-hospital nonprofit system anticipated, according to recently released unaudited financial statements.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Change Healthcare appoints CFO, R1 RCM launches 5 modular solutions & more — 5 RCM key notes

    Here are five recent updates on revenue cycle management companies.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. How Americans view future payment technology: 5 findings

    American consumers overall are ready for the future of payments, suggests a survey from e-payments company Viewpost.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. AMA: 'There is no medically valid reason to exclude transgender individuals from military service'

    The American Medical Association fired back Wednesday at President Donald Trump regarding a ban on allowing transgender individuals to be in the military.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. The GOP's 'skinny repeal' plan: 6 things to know

    Now that the Senate has rejected Republicans' ACA repeal and replacement plan, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and a straight ACA repeal plan, it is now considering a more stripped down alternative — the "skinny repeal."  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Yelp adds C-section delivery rates, other statistics for California hospitals providing maternity care

    Yelp added a maternity care rating feature for select hospitals in California July 26, TechCrunch reports.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Amazon reportedly launched a secret healthcare team called 1492

    Amazon reportedly has a secret healthcare team exploring new technology opportunities in healthcare, including both hardware and software projects, according to CNBC.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Woman pleads guilty to impersonating physician, operating clinics in 4 states for 15 years

    An Alabama woman has plead guilty to lying about her identity and her medical credentials for the last 15 years, during which she operated naturopathic clinics in four states.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. RCM tip of the day: Don't underestimate the importance of participating and nonparticipating analysis

    As hospitals seek to maximize revenue, it is crucial they conduct a participating and nonparticipating analysis to ensure their provider enrollment data corresponds to the enrollment data that the payers have recorded, according to Patrick Doyle, senior vice president of Lynbrook, N.Y.-based Newport Credentialing Solutions.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. CHS expects $137M net loss in Q2, says divestitures will continue

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems ended the second quarter of 2017 with a net loss of $137 million, marking the fifth consecutive quarter the company has posted a loss, according to a preliminary earnings statement released Wednesday.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Memorial Hermann CFO to leave for Banner Health

    Dennis Laraway, executive vice president and CFO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann, will join Phoenix-based Banner Health as CFO on Sept. 29.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. CAMC Health System CEO announces 300 job cuts in 7-minute YouTube video

    Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center Health System President and CEO Dave Ramsey posted a YouTube video Thursday announcing the system's plan to cut 300 jobs by the end of this year, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Anthem signals increased ACA exchange retreat without secure government funding

    Indianapolis-based Anthem threatened to exit more ACA exchanges next year if uncertainty regarding the government's funding of cost-sharing reductions, which help offset the cost of providing discounted deductibles to eligible exchange enrollees, persists, Bloomberg reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Ob Hospitalist Group shares industry observations, tips to avoid physician burnout

    Founded in 2006, Ob Hospitalist Group is a national physician group based in Mauldin, S.C., that develops, staffs and manages OB/GYN hospitalist programs in 28 states. Its network includes more than 550 clinicians in more than 100 partner hospitals. Overall, these clinicians see 300,000 patients and deliver about 30,000 babies annually, with nearly 123,000 of these cases being high-risk encounters.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Senate rejects straight repeal of ACA

    Senators killed a proposal to repeal the ACA without replacement Wednesday afternoon in a 45-55 vote, according to Politico.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. American Psychoanalytic Association: Psychoanalysts should offer insight on public affairs; exercise caution on public figures

    The American Psychoanalytic Association issued a statement Tuesday clarifying its position on the so-called "Goldwater Rule," which prohibits mental health professionals from commenting on the psychiatric condition of prominent figures, after STAT reported the association was lifting the rule.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. UCSF Medical Center CMIO: EHRs exacerbate existing problems with physician burnout, depression

    High rates of physician burnout and depression may predate EHRs, but the imperfect technology hasn't helped, Michael Blum, MD, said during a panel discussion in San Francisco last week, according to Reuters.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. Ransomware charges victims $25M in the last 2 years

     Ransomware victims paid more than $25 million in ransoms over the past two years, according to a new study reported by The Verge.  By Julie Spitzer -
  9. ONC issues call for Health IT Advisory Committee applicants

    ONC released a notice seeking applicants for the federal Health IT Advisory Committee July 25.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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