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  1. The necessary skill set of today's hospital CFO: 4 experts weigh in

    Hospital CFOs are required to have a greater skill set in today's healthcare environment. Rather than solely examining numbers, they are focused on all aspects of care as they help their organizations succeed.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. NFL grants Boston Children's $14.7M for concussion study

    The National Football League awarded Boston Children's Hospital $14.7 million to study former NFL players to better understand the long-term health effects of concussions.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Medicaid is fastest growing budget item for states

    The National Association of State Budget Officers reported state spending hit a record $2 trillion in fiscal 2018, thanks largely to growth in Medicaid spending, according to Reuters.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. 4 healthcare organizations raising minimum wage

    Here are four healthcare organizations that have or plan to raise their minimum wage:  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Partners, Harvard Pilgrim end merger talks

    Boston-based Partners HealthCare President and CEO David Torchiana, MD, said the institution has halted merger discussions with Wellesley, Mass.-based insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, The Boston Globe reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. The CDC flu report: 4 things to know

    In the week ending Nov. 10, 35 states reported sporadic influenza activity; three states reported regional activity; 10 states reported local flu activity; and two states reported no activity, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report.   By Megan Knowles -
  4. USDA invests $501M in rural healthcare

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Nov. 15 it is putting $501 million into 60 rural healthcare projects nationwide.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 15 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes or affirmations occurred in the last week, beginning with the most recent:  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. 3 key insights on data & analytics for value-based care

    When used correctly, data and analytics foster great potential to help improve healthcare systems and clinician performance. However, choosing which data set to decipher and how to best explain data outcomes to physicians can be a daunting task.  By Jackie Drees -
  3. CMS appeals ruling on Medicare Advantage overpayments: 4 things to know

    On Nov. 6, CMS filed an appeal to a September judgment that overturned a 2014 overpayment rule for Medicare Advantage plans.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Future of cybersecurity threats & the recipe for a perfect cyber storm: Hospital for Special Surgery CISO shares insights

    Vikrant Arora, chief information security officer at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, discusses how to promote strong cyber hygiene and what new forms of cybersecurity threats hospitals should look out for.  By Jackie Drees -

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  1. How OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital received $24M with Nike's help

    Each year, Nike holds a benefit for Portland, Ore.-based Doernbecher Children's Hospital, part of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. The benefit, which has raised $24 million for the hospital in the past 15 years, revolves around six hospital patients who design shoes and apparel alongside Nike designers, according to Adweek.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas push 12K members from program

    Arkansas said more than 12,000 Medicaid beneficiaries no longer have coverage because they did not comply with new work requirements, according to data cited by The Hill.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. 21M more Americans have insurance today than in 2010

    The number of Americans without health insurance was 28.5 million in the first six months of 2018, 20.1 million less than when the ACA was signed into law in 2010, according to CDC data cited by Bloomberg.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. S&P: 6 key healthcare trends to watch in 2019

    Healthcare leaders should keep tabs on several key trends in 2019 — ranging from continued credit rating deterioration, more drug-pricing reform and muted M&A activity, according to a new report from S&P Global Ratings.  By Alia Paavola -
  5. How to join Apple's health records project

    In January, Apple launched a project to bring information from patient health records — such as allergies, immunizations and lab results — into the iPhone's Health app. Since then, more than 100 hospitals and clinics have signed on to the initiative.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  6. Physician viewpoint: Why hospitals should focus more on improving elder care

    Although people age 65 and older make up just 16 percent of the U.S. population, they make up about 40 percent of hospitalized adults — and hospitals should focus more on designing their facilities with elderly patients in mind, a physician wrote in a STAT op-ed.  By Megan Knowles -
  7. Penn Medicine readmissions down 25% under performance-based insurance contract

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine cut hospital readmissions by one-quarter in the first year of a new type of contract with health insurer Independence Blue Cross, according to Philly.com.  By Megan Knowles -
  8. Treating the healthcare industry like the financial industry — What to know about the future of telemedicine

    With the end of the year around the corner, hospital and health system leaders are crunching numbers in hopes of being in the black.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. When should payers & providers affiliate? 4 experts weigh in

    With outside players sliding into the healthcare space, hospitals and health systems must figure out how to strategically align themselves.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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