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  1. NLRB sues Barstow Community Hospital over treatment of nurses: 5 things to know

    The National Labor Relations Board has sued Barstow (Calif.) Community Hospital, alleging unfair business practices and labor code violations, according to a Courthouse News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Certive Solutions reports record-high revenue in June

    Certive Solutions, a provider of revenue cycle management solutions, reported revenue of $568,821 for the month ended June 30.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. The importance of assessing critical IT system investments

    Executives are looking more to their chief information officers, data experts and IT team overall to improve care and hospital operations more than they ever did in the past. That's because the awareness is growing that IT, whether via analytics or electronic systems, can be an incredibly effective tool for providers. But that doesn't mean every hefty IT investment is a good one. By Max Green -

Staffing improvements yield $2 million in annual savings

Tulsa, Okla.-based Hillcrest HealthCare streamlines staffing, system-wide, enabling better financial outcomes and improved staff morale.
  1. 3 things to know about Geisinger Health System's new corporate executive chef

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System has hired Matthew Cervay to standardize and improve food service at all Geisinger locations, the organization announced.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Study finds race has 18-fold effect on Chicago homicide rate

    African-American Chicago residents are 18 times more likely to be killed than white residents, according to the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System at Chicago-based Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Charity care dropped 13% in first year of ACA, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette finds

    In the first year of the Affordable Care Act's implementation, U.S. hospital charity care dropped 13 percent and bad debt stabilized, according to an analysis published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Hospitals are hit with 88% of all ransomware attacks

    Hospitals and health systems have more to lose than organizations in other sectors when it comes to hacks. Patient data sells for more money than any other kind of information on the black market. Adding insult to injury, a new report suggests that the healthcare industry is hit significantly harder by ransomware than in any other — 88 percent of attacks hit hospitals. By Max Green -

Remote pharmacy services: Getting more than you expect from an RPS partnership

Understand how you can leverage remote pharmacy services, create a lasting partnership, discover opportunities for increased performance and patient satisfaction, and identify additional benefits of using RPS.
  1. Virginia man arrested for selling fake cancer cure for $1,200 per bottle

    A Virginia man faces felony charges after authorities busted him for defrauding numerous patients by selling them an herbal mixture he claimed could cure cancer, according to The Washington Post.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Anthem sees revenue rise, but expects losses on ACA plans: 5 things to know

    Anthem saw financial gains in the second quarter of 2016 due to an increase in Medicaid membership, but higher costs from the insurer's Affordable Care Act plans dragged down its bottom line.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Health IT gender pay gap widens: Women make an average of 78% of men

    As health IT salaries overall are steadily increasing, the gender pay gap appears to be widening. In 2006, women in health IT made 80.7 percent of what their male colleagues made. In 2015, women made just 78 percent of what their male colleagues made, according to a new report from HIMSS. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Centene will not bid for Aetna-Humana assets

    St. Louis-based Centene does not have the network for Medicare Advantage assets large managed care companies are looking to sell, CEO Michael Neidorff told Reuters.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. Cigna eyes ACA marketplaces in Chicago, East Coast

    Cigna is vying for space in Affordable Care Act marketplaces in Illinois, North Carolina and Virginia, The Hill reported.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. 58 layoffs loom at University of Arizona Health Plans

    Tucson-based University of Arizona Health Plans may cut 58 jobs next year following the end of a health plan contract it held since 2005 in the state's most populous county, the Arizona Daily Star reported.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Anthem defends merger in full-page Washington Post ad

    Indianapolis-based Anthem called out the U.S. Department of Justice in a full-page ad published in The Washington Post Tuesday, defending its proposed $54 billion acquisition of Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. The 102 hospitals with 5 stars from CMS

    CMS released its Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program in full Wednesday, revealing 102 hospitals with five-star ratings.  By Molly Gamble -
  5. Man who shot President Reagan to be released from mental hospital

    The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be released from Washington D.C-based St. Elizabeths Hospital as early as next week after 35 years, according to The Hill.  By Alyssa Rege -
  6. ACLU files complaint against UW med school, state of Wisconsin over researcher's gender reassignment surgery

    A transgender researcher at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wis., filed complaint against the medical school, state of Wisconsin and WPS Insurance for denying her coverage for gender reassignment surgery, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. Huron Consulting Group to acquire health IT firm HSM

    Chicago-based Huron Consulting officials announced the company's intent to acquire health IT firm Healthcare Services Management in Quincy, Mass.  By Alyssa Rege -
  8. Home health executive convicted of Medicare fraud, ordered to pay $15M

    The former manager of Schaumburg, Ill.-based Suburban Home Physicians was convicted of Medicare fraud and sentenced to six years in prison, according to a Sun-Times report.  By Alyssa Rege -
  9. DNC addresses opioid epidemic

    Democrats addressed the nation's growing opioid crisis during the first day of the Democratic National Convention Monday night, according to Forbes.  By Alyssa Rege -

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