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  1. 12 hospitals planning facility upgrades, expansions

    The following hospitals announced or completed plans in the last week to expand, upgrade or renovate their facilities.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Trump to Senate: Stay in Washington and work on healthcare

    President Donald Trump told Republican senators Wednesday they should stay in Washington, D.C., through the August recess and continue work on healthcare reform following the failure of the Better Care Reconciliation Act to repeal and replace the ACA, reports Reuters.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Fitch: US insurers face increased uncertainty after BCRA failure

    The failure of Senate Republicans' healthcare bill creates greater uncertainty for insurers, especially in regard to the future of cost-sharing reductions that help insurers subsidize the cost of coverage for low-income Americans, according to Fitch Ratings.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 20 hospitals hiring nurses

    Here are 20 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking nurses in the past week.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Husband of Massachusetts nurse stabbed by patient lobbies for workplace violence bill

    The husband of a nurse who was stabbed 11 times by a patient June 14 at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, Mass., lobbied for legislation to address hospital workplace violence in hospitals on Wednesday, according to the Telegram & Gazette.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Bath Community Hospital hires new CFO: 3 notes

    Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, Va., a critical access hospital, selected Deb Shipman to serve as CFO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Medical City Healthcare taps Laura Irvine as chief administrative officer

    Irving, Texas-based Medical City Healthcare named Laura Irvine division executive vice president and chief administrative officer, effective Aug. 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. 5 nurses share their best piece of advice

    Five Louisiana-based nurses recently spoke with nola.com about their careers and shared their best pieces of nursing advice.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. EMS wait times twice as long in rural America, study finds

    Rural Americans wait nearly twice as long for emergency medical service personnel to arrive at the scene of an emergency than individuals in urban or suburban areas, according to a research letter published in JAMA Surgery.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. CMS leader proposes Medicaid policy

    During a meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican senators at the White House Wednesday, CMS Administrator Seema Verma unveiled a new Medicaid policy created to ease the concerns of moderate senators worried about cuts to the program, according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -
  4. Cancún hospital allegedly withholds Indiana family's premature baby over $37k bill

    An Indiana family claims a hospital in Cancún, Mexico, is refusing to release their premature baby until a $37,000 medical bill is paid, according to family members' GoFundMe page.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. CBO says repeal-and-delay plan would increase uninsured by 32 million: 4 things to know

    The Congressional Budget Office scored the financial impact of the repeal-and-delay plan proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer at Mayo Clinic – Phoenix

    Physicians at Mayo Clinic-Phoenix diagnosed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., with an aggressive form of brain cancer soon after the longtime senator underwent surgery for a blood clot above his left eye late last week, according to Bloomberg.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. AMGA survey: 77% of physician specialties saw median compensation increase from 2016 to 2017

    AMGA, a trade association in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday revealed data from its 2017 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. RCM tip of the day: Renew focus on patient eligibility verification to reduce claim denials

    Healthcare organizations should focus on multiple aspects of the revenue cycle to reduce claim denials, particularly patient eligibility verification, according to Dustin Hamilton, director of product at Louisville, Ky.-based ZirMed.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. An action plan for leaders: 5 questions on hospital performance improvement amid political uncertainty

    The Better Care Reconciliation Act, Senate Republicans' bill to replace the ACA, would have rescinded key elements of the current healthcare law and imposed dramatic changes on the U.S. healthcare system, including the repeal of Medicaid expansion, tax cuts and waivers to enable states to opt out of coverage for essential health benefits. Although this particular healthcare legislation is now dead, it is clear the American healthcare system is on a path of change.  By Staff -
  6. Telemedicine goes to school: How tech may aid 60% of US schools lacking a full-time nurse

    Childhood asthma and diabetes rates have risen in recent years, meaning school nurses are taking on an increasingly important role in the healthcare system, according to STAT.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. Kaiser to invest in telehealth as part of plan to correct mental health wait times

    The California Department of Managed Health Care and Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan reached an agreement to correct issues hindering patient access to behavioral health services.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. Alphabet relaunches Google Glass

    Alphabet, Google's parent company, unveiled the "Enterprise Edition" of its smart glasses, called Glass, according to CNBC.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. NYU Langone Medical Center to rebrand

    New York City-based NYU Langone Medical Center and its affiliated clinics and outpatient locations will rebrand to unify under the umbrella organization NYU Langone Health, according to Crain's New York Business.  By Alyssa Rege -

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