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  1. 4 reasons companies do not want to disclose CEO pay ratio

     A rule approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission will require public U.S. companies to disclose pay ratios between the CEO and employees for the first time, leaving many company executives worried about how the disclosure will affect their company's operation, according to a Bloomberg report.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. CHIP funding part of bipartisan deal reached to reopen government

    Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal to end a federal government shutdown that began at midnight on Friday, according to The New York Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Pennsylvania now requires hospitals to notify patients of charity care eligibility

    Under a new definition of charity care published by Pennsylvania officials Dec. 27, hospitals in the state must notify patients of charity care eligibility, even if the hospital determined it without the patient's assistance or knowledge, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Augusta Health gets 3,700+ signatures on petition against Anthem

    Fishersville, Va.-based Augusta Health launched an online petition last week to gather support in its ongoing dispute against Anthem.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Study: Patients experiencing cardiac arrest less likely to survive 'off-hours'

    Hospital patients who experience cardiac arrest in a hospital during nights or weekends may have a lower chance of survival than patients who experience cardiac arrest during a weekday, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Boston each receive $50M pledge

    Robert Hale Jr., CEO of Granite Telecommunications, and his wife, Karen, pledged $100 million to two Boston hospitals — $50 million to Children's Hospital of Boston and $50 million to Brigham and Women's Hospital — to enhance patient care, reports The Boston Globe.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Part of a $1B expansion project: BJC Healthcare unveils 12-story patient tower

    As part of a planned $1 billion transformation project, St. Louis-based BJC Healthcare unveiled its 12-story inpatient tower at St. Louis-based Barnes-Jewish Hospital and an expansion of St. Louis Children's Hospital Friday, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  By Alia Paavola -
  1. Delaware files opioid lawsuit against drug companies, retail pharmacies

    Delaware State Attorney General Matt Denn filed a lawsuit Jan. 19 against drugmakers, drug distributors and two pharmacy retailers for the companies' alleged roles in facilitating widespread opioid use in the state. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Autopsy reveals Tom Petty died from opioid-related overdose: 5 things to know

    Last October, widely celebrated singer-songwriter Tom Petty died of a drug overdose involving multiple types of prescription opioids, according to report from The New York Times.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. The Children's Hospital of San Antonio's new CEO is Cris Daskevich

    Irving, Texas-based Christus Health named Cris Daskevich CEO of The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. She will also serve as senior vice president of maternal services for the health system in the U.S. and Latin America.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 3 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 -

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  1. EHR vendors' stock report: Week of Jan. 16-19

    All of the four major publicly-traded EHR vendors saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. 7 things to know about SamSam, the ransomware hitting hospitals, city governments & businesses

    Healthcare professionals should be particularly concerned following a wave of cyberattacks involving SamSam, a ransomware variant used extensively in attacks on healthcare providers, according to BleepingComputer.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Hackensack University Medical Center's tax-exempt status challenged

    The Hackensack, N.J., city council has filed a tax appeal seeking to recoup millions of dollars from tax-exempt Hackensack University Medical Center, according to northjersey.com.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Scripps will pay $1.5M to settle billing fraud case

    San Diego-based Scripps Health has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Survey: Hospital CIOs weigh in on most promising, overhyped IT trends

    Despite growing interest in blockchain deployment in healthcare, almost half of hospital CIOs cite the technology as the most "overhyped" health IT trend, according to an Impact Advisors survey.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  6. Judge gives Ohio hospital temporary lifeline

    Stark County (Ohio) Common Pleas Judge Chryssa Hartnett issued a temporary restraining order Friday requiring Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health to suspend wind down efforts at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio, for 14 days.    By Ayla Ellison -
  7. CMS to form interagency group to review Stark Law: 4 things to know

    CMS will form an interagency group to examine the regulatory barriers of Stark Law, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said during a recent American Hospital Association Town Hall webcast.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. The 'secret sauce' to telehealth adoption: 4 pieces of advice from Teladoc marketing chief Stephany Verstraete

    Whether its mid-winter cold and flu season or springtime when allergies are in full swing, telehealth allows providers to meet their patients where they are — so long as patients are engaged and aware of the technology.  By Julie Spitzer -
  9. Illinois safety-net hospitals' future uncertain amid potential Medicaid funding changes: 6 things to know

    Illinois safety-net hospitals face potentially significant Medicaid funding changes as efforts to update the state's hospital assessment program are ongoing, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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