Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 8 must read articles for healthcare leaders this week

    Start your week off right by taking a look at some of Becker's Hospital Review's top stories from last week.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. USC initiates termination proceedings to fire former Keck medical school dean Dr. Carmen Puliafito after drug allegations

    Los Angeles-based University of Southern California officials said the university has "initiated the process to terminate" Carmen Puliafito, MD, former dean of the USC Keck School of Medicine, according to The New York Times.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. HCA acquires second hospital from CHS in 2 weeks

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare agreed to acquire Highlands Regional Medical Center, a 126-bed hospital in Sebring, Fla., from subsidiaries of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems July 21.  By Alyssa Rege -

Hidden traps for the unwary: How to meet TCPA and FDCPA regulations

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  1. Adventist Health closes Washington hospital

    Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health on Monday closed Walla Walla (Wash.) General Hospital along with its affiliated home health division and medical group.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of July 17-21

    Three of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Private equity firm to buy WebMD for $2.8B

    The private equity firm KKR & Co. will purchase WebMD Health Corp. for $2.8 billion, Reuters reports.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. NIH considers child enrollment in 'All of Us' project

    The National Institutes of Health's precision medicine effort, called "All of Us," established a working group to consider child enrollment in the project.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

3rd party networks: A solution for payers, a problem for providers

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  1. Trump tweets about healthcare more than Russia or fake news

    Despite the focus on President Donald Trump's tweets about fake news and Russia leaks, an analysis by The Washington Post reveals the president tweets about healthcare a lot more.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. CareFirst CEO: Anne Arundel Medical dispute involves $13M increase in fees

    The CEO of Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said an impasse with Annapolis, Md.-based Anne Arundel Medical Center revolves around a $1 million rate reduction on $200 million in annual reimbursement from the payer, Capital Gazette reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Massachusetts hospital to lay off 39 with planned closure of obstetrics unit

    Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, Ma., plans to close its obstetrics unit by Oct. 1 and lay off 39 people in the process, according to the Boston Business Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From patients filing lawsuits alleging hospitals in Memphis, Tenn., engage in illegal billing practices to a Miami physician pleading guilty in a kickback scheme, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.   By Ayla Ellison -

The physician perspective: The critical value of communications

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  1. House subcommittees pass 2 bills affecting global health funding: 5 things to know

    The House Committee on Appropriations approved legislation determining funding for global health programs under the CDC and National Institutes of Health July 19, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. CHI to close Chattanooga clinic

    CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., part of Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, will close Westside Health Center on Aug. 1, according to the Times Free Press.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 7 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. 15 recent grants, donations to healthcare organizations

    Numerous healthcare organizations recently received donations to fund research, advance treatments, improve patient care and start renovations.  By Alia Paavola -
  5. 12 US cities ranked by cost per square foot to build a hospital

    The most expensive U.S. city to build a hospital in is Honolulu, according to a report by Rider Levett Bucknall. In fact, the cost per square foot to build a hospital in Honolulu is about 60 percent higher than in Las Vegas, which has the lowest per square foot hospital construction costs of any city on the list.    By Alia Paavola -
  6. The 3 most-read transactions and valuations stories this week

    The following were among the most-viewed transactions and valuations stories published by Becker's Hospital Review the week of July 17.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. Week in review: 10 latest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Alyssa Rege -
  8. 5 ways to improve your presence as a thought leader on LinkedIn

    LinkedIn has become one of the most essential networking tools of our time, and strategic use of this widespread social media platform can help establish you as a thought leader within your industry.  By Leo Vartorella -
  9. Police union reviewing hotel incident involving officer, former USC Keck medical school dean following accusations: 8 things to know

    The Pasadena (Calif.) Police Officer's Union said July 20 it is conducting a legal review of circumstances surrounding a March 2016 overdose incident allegedly witnessed by Carmen Puliafito, MD, former dean of Los Angeles-based USC Keck School of Medicine, the Los Angeles Times reports.  By Alyssa Rege -

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