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  1. New York health system cuts jobs after poor financial performance

    Olean, N.Y.-based Upper Allegheny Health System laid off 31 employees from two hospitals on Feb. 19, according to the Olean Times Herald.
  2. $89B: The annual price tag of healthcare wait, travel times

    The time consumers spend waiting for or traveling to healthcare services costs $89 billion each year, according to an analysis from nonprofit research firm Altarum.
  3. Bankruptcy court approves $610M bid for 4 California hospitals

    A California bankruptcy court has approved Corona, Calif.-based KPC Group's $610 million stalking horse bid for four hospitals owned by El Segundo, Calif.-based Verity Health, according to Law360.

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  1. BCBS of Michigan accused of charging hidden fees

    A nonprofit organization filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan accusing the health insurer of skimming additional fees from the organizations, according to court documents.
  2. 10 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From Pittsburgh-based UPMC suing the Pennsylvania attorney general to a former hospital financial analyst being sentenced to prison for embezzlement, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.
  3. Why 2 hospitals are slashing medical bills by 50%

    Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va., and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, are allowing patients with outstanding medical bills to pay only half of their balance, according to The Intelligencer.
  4. RNs plan 10-day March strike in California

    Registered nurses at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley in Sun Valley, Calif., plan to strike beginning March 5 and ending March 15.

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  1. Saint Michael's Medical Center selects CFO: 4 things to know

    Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J., appointed Carolyn Allen CFO.
  2. Yale Health-developed interactive videos combat sexual harassment, bullying

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health and learning simulation developer WILL Interactive have joined forces to create a tool to combat workplace sexual harassment and bullying.
  3. Navigant Managing Director Tim Kinney on navigating revenue cycle technology challenges

    Technology plays a key role in nearly every step of the revenue cycle process. However, many healthcare organizations continue to struggle with technology adoption and optimization.  
  4. UnityPoint back in network with Humana, Molina

    All of UnityPoint Health's facilities and physicians in central Illinois are in network with Humana and Molina Healthcare, according to the Journal Star.

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  1. Anthem study: Employers are increasingly bundling health benefits

    More than 71 percent of surveyed employers are integrating or considering bundling their medical, pharmacy, dental, vision and disability benefits under a single employee package, according to a new study released by Anthem.
  2. Aetna to expand in North Carolina, add 300 jobs

    Aetna is growing its operations in High Point, N.C., and plans to increase its workforce by 300 positions by the end of 2020, according to the News & Record.
  3. Nonprofit hospital CEOs back Georgia's controversial Medicaid bill

    Nonprofit hospitals are throwing their support behind a bill that would partially expand Medicaid in Georgia, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  4. Federal Health IT Advisory Committee launches 4 new task forces

    The federal Health IT Advisory Committee launched four new task forces during its meeting Feb. 20, according to the Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.
  5. How EHR vendors fared in 2018: Earnings from Allscripts, Cerner & Meditech

    Allscripts, Cerner and Meditech brought in significant earnings last year.
  6. How new technology lets patients detect medical issues sooner

    Newly developed technology is being at launched at hospitals to prevent and detect medical issues sooner, helping patients avoid costly medical visits or trips to the emergency room, according to The New York Times.
  7. Federal Health IT Advisory Committee releases annual update

    The federal Health IT Advisory Committee published its annual report workgroup update Feb. 20, outlining the next few years' priorities, which include interoperability and patient access to medical records.
  8. 'Zombie' deer disease could affect humans, expert warns

    More than 20 states are reporting cases of a brain-wasting animal disease informally known as "zombie" deer disease, and some health officials are concerned humans could be affected, USA Today reports.
  9. Phoenix ACO to launch blockchain wallet for physicians, patients

    Arizona Care Network, an ACO based in Phoenix, launched a blockchain platform from Solve.Care Foundation to reduce administration burdens.

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