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  1. 13 hospitals, health systems seeking marketing talent

    Here are 13 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking marketing and communications expertise in the past two weeks.  By Brooke Murphy -
  2. Patient or consumer? 9 thoughts on healthcare semantics

    What should healthcare call the people who receive medical services — patients or consumers? And does it really matter?  By Brooke Murphy -
  3. McConnell: Revised healthcare bill will be ready Friday

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., plans to send a revised version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act to the Congressional Budget Office Friday, according to The Washington Post.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. Tufts Medical Center CEO says BCRA would increase physician burnout

    Passage of the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act would increase stress on physicians and ultimately lead to more physician burnout, Michael Wagner, MD, FACP, president and CEO of Boston-based Tufts Medical Center said in an interview with the Boston Herald.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. MultiCare selects leaders for Rockwood Health System hospitals, clinics

    Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System named leaders for facilities within the Spokane, Wash.-based Rockwood Health System, according to a report by The Spokesman-Review. MultiCare is purchasing Rockwood for $425 million in a deal expected to close on July 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Gwen Sandefur to serve as Spectrum Health Hospital Group president: 4 takeaways

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health selected Gwen Sandefur as president of the Spectrum Health Hospital Group.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 10 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Twitter poaches former UPMC executive: 5 things to know

    Twitter hired Candi Castleberry-Singleton as its new vice president of inclusion and diversity, according to a Trib Live report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center selects Ashley Rivera as CEO: 3 notes

    Hallock, Minn.-based Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center named Ashley Rivera CEO, according to a Kittson County Enterprise report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. HHS dedicates $195M in IT, training grants to address the opioid crisis

    HHS unveiled $195 million in funding to help community health centers nationwide combat the opioid epidemic.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. 8 things to know about nurse case manager salary

    Nurse case managers in the United States earn a median annual salary of $69,521, according to PayScale data.  By Anuja Vaidya -

M&A technology lessons from CFOs

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  1. Uncompensated care costs could rise 78% at hospitals in Medicaid expansion states under AHCA

    The House-approved American Health Care Act is projected to increase uncompensated care costs and decrease operating margins at hospitals, particularly those in states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA, according to a Commonwealth Fund report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Florida physician, infusion clinic owner sentenced to 5+ years in prison for billing fraud

    A medical director and an owner of four Orlando, Fla.-based infusion clinics were convicted Monday of submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare for expensive and medically unnecessary infusion-therapy treatments.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. 3 practices of highly motivational leaders

    To effectively motivate employees, leaders must understand what drives each individual. While straightforward in theory, this is no easy feat for leaders of large, diverse or dispersed teams.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove: BCRA will put hospitals in 'very deep financial trouble'

    Senate Republicans' proposal to repeal and replace the ACA with the Better Care Reconciliation Act is expected to cause millions of Americans to lose healthcare coverage. Hospitals that already operate on tight margins will find themselves picking up the "burden" of providing more uncompensated care to patients without insurance, Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."  By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Warren Buffett: GOP bill should be called 'Relief for the Rich Act'

    Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said during an interview with PBS that he would receive a 17 percent tax cut under the House-approved American Health Care Act, saving him $679,999.  By Tamara Rosin -
  6. GOP congressman loses $17M on pharma investment: 4 things to know

    Congressman Chris Collins, R-N.Y., lost nearly $17 million after stock for an Australian drug company he'd heavily invested dropped by more than 90 percent Tuesday, reports The Hill.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  7. 2 former Ariad Pharma execs charged with insider trading

    The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged three individuals linked to Ariad Pharmaceuticals with insider trading, reports The Boston Globe.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  8. VA owes devicemakers $15M in late payments

    Lawmakers are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay medical device companies up to $15 million in late payments for implants and devices used in VA hospitals, reports The Journal Gazette.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  9. Becker's Speaker Series: 4 questions with Novant Health Director of RCS Utilization Review, Nathan Hughes

    Nathan Hughes serves as Director of RCS Utilization Review for Novant Health.  By Jessi Young -

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