Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Insurers restrict use of non-addictive painkillers amid opioid crisis: 5 things to know

    Insurers are limiting access to less addictive pain medications as they tend to be more expensive than opioids, according to an investigative report conducted by The New York Times and ProPublica.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Economists: 3 takeaways from failed insurer mega-mergers

    More than six months after proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers collapsed, four economists testifying in the cases met in Chicago to discuss the deals' sticking points and implications.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. 13 healthcare organizations named to Fortune's 'Best Workplaces for Women' list

    Fortune, with the help of Great Place to Work, published its annual list of the "100 Best Workplaces for Women" in 2017, and 13 healthcare organizations made the cut.    By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Kaufman Hall: 1 in 4 hospitals have no cost reduction goals for the next 5 years

    Approximately 25 percent of hospital and health system executives have no cost reduction goals for their organizations over the next five years, despite 96 percent of executives noting that transforming costs is a "significant" or "very significant" need for their organization, according to survey findings published by Kaufman Hall.   By Alia Paavola -
  2. Fevers during pregnancy linked to autism, study suggests

    Women who experience fevers during pregnancy are more likely to have a child with autism, according to a study published in Molecular Psychiatry.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Rural hospitals struggle to stock rare disease drugs blocked from 340B discounts

    Rural hospitals often struggle to keep expensive rare disease drugs stocked and available for patients, since they must pay full price for the medications through the 340B Drug Discount Program, reports NPR.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. CMS grants quality reporting exceptions to hospitals affected by Irma

    Hospitals and other healthcare providers affected by Hurricane Irma will be granted exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs, according to a Sept. 14 CMS notification.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. Montana hospital confirms Legionnaires' case — Legionella bacteria detected in water supply

    Water tests conducted at Missoula, Mont.-based St. Patrick Hospital revealed the presence of Legionella bacteria. The tests were prompted after providers identified a case of Legionnaires' in a patient who may have contracted the illness at the hospital, according to NBC Montana.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. St. Luke's value-based health plan with SelectHealth yet to reap savings 5 years later

    Five years after Boise, Idaho-based St. Luke's Health System began pursuing value-based payment agreements, projected premium savings remain absent, according to an Idaho Statesman report.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Hospitalist compensation rose at CAGR of 5% since 2013: 5 things to know

    Pershing Yoakley & Associates, a national healthcare consulting and accounting firm, has released a Fair Market Value Compensation Study highlighting hospitalist demand and supply as well as hospitalist compensation.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Staci Lucius to helm Mercy Health Physicians: 5 things to know

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health named Staci Lucius president of Mercy Health Physicians.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 13 latest hospital, health system executive retirements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive retirements in the last three weeks. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital president to retire in 2018: 4 things to know

    South Boston, Va.-based Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital President Chris A. Lumsden will retire, effective March 31, 2018.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Montrose Memorial Hospital names interim CEO following sudden exec departure

    Montrose (Colo.) Memorial Hospital appointed Cindy Bradley interim CEO, effective Sept. 19. She replaces Steven Hannah, who left his post Sept. 13, according to The Montrose Daily Press.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Centegra ends FY 2017 with $62.3M operating loss

    Crystal Lake, Ill.-based Centegra Health System ended fiscal year 2017 with an operating loss, despite an uptick in revenues, according to recently released unaudited financial statements.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. 13 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

      The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and general transactions took place or were announced during the past week.  By Alyssa Rege -
  6. Walgreens tweaks Rite Aid deal to garner FTC approval: 5 things to know

    Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens Boots Alliance is in negotiations to revise its previous agreement to purchase individual Camp Hill, Pa.-based Rite Aid stores to satisfy the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust concerns, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. Healthmark offers new solutions for wrapped trays

    In a recent press release, Healthmark Industries announced they are now offering Gorilla BagsTM as a new solution to help protect wrapped trays.  By Staff -
  8. Health insurer stock report: Week of Sept. 11-15

    Three major commercial payers saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Morgan Haefner -
  9. 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 -

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