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  1. 6 ways health systems can drive revenue and reduce costs through strong supplier partnerships

    Standalone hospitals are increasingly rare in today's healthcare landscape. Health systems are managing a broader portfolio of non-acute sites than ever before, with care settings ranging from physician offices and ambulatory service centers to urgent and long-term care.  By Brooke Murphy -
  2. CDC director makes twice as much as predecessor, far exceeds past directors

    Newly appointed CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, will be paid $375,000 annually, which is almost twice the amount his predecessor made and significantly more than past directors, according to statements from government officials cited by Bloomberg.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. AMGA: 8 statistics on medical group executive compensation

    For leaders of U.S. medical groups, compensation driven by performance incentives beyond base salary rose for several top C-suite positions over 2016, according to a survey distributed by the American Medical Group Association.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. Virginia Mason launches hospital consulting company with rural emphasis

    Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center developed an affiliated consulting group specifically focused on addressing the challenges facing rural and community healthcare organizations.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Philips posts $4.8B in sales for Q1, dips 2% from 1 year prior: 4 things to know

    Amsterdam-based Royal Philips released its earnings results for the first quarter of 2018 on April 23.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. 5 popular clinical process improvement vendors, as ranked by KLAS

    KLAS Research released its first-ever report on clinical process improvement vendors in April.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Hospital applications for FY 2019 EHR Hardship Exception due July 1

    The deadline for eligible hospitals to submit applications for 2019 hardship exceptions is July 1.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers hires new CFO: 4 things to know

    Morris (Ill.) Hospital & Healthcare Centers tapped Mary Lou Tate to serve as CFO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. DC VA hospital welcomes new acting director: 5 notes

    The Department of Veterans Affairs named Adam Robinson, MD, acting director of the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center, according to a Stars and Stripes report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. FDA clears first test for emerging pathogen Candida aurus

    The FDA authorized the first test April 20 to identify emerging pathogen Candida auris, which can lead to serious infections in hospitalized patients.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. Bulk of laid off employees at Colorado hospital to receive new jobs

    The CEO of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., said two-thirds of the estimated 300 employees affected by the hospital's restructuring plan will have new jobs in the near future, according to KOAA.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Clinicians lead the transformation to value; healthcare systems must support them

    It's no secret that value-based care is here to stay. Value-based care has already proven effective for achieving better care, smarter spending and healthier people. Now we are challenged to implement strategies to achieve the desired outcomes for our patients as well as our providers and associates.  By Ziad Haydar, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Ascension Healthcare, the healthcare division of St. Louis-based Ascension -
  2. ACA call center contractor accused of $100M in wage theft

    The Communications Workers of America has brought a complaint to the Department of Labor against General Dynamics Information Technology, the contactor that operates ACA call centers, alleging the company has been underpaying its workers, according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. AHA, AARP CEOs: Pharma execs should focus as much on cost control as advertising

    Drug prices have been soaring for years, and it is time for the pharmaceutical industry to be held accountable for the inflated pricing and take action to make drugs more affordable, according to an op-ed written by Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, and Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, in The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -
  4. Kaiser nurses secure 12% pay increase in finalized labor deal

    Registered nurses and nurse practitioners at northern and central California facilities owned by Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente ratified a labor deal with the healthcare giant.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. No significant difference between female, male CEO pay at publicly traded companies, study finds

    As the number of female CEOs rises across publicly traded companies, researchers looked to uncover gender pay gaps for top executives, but a recent study revealed no reliable evidence for compensation disparities between male and female CEOs, according to a paper to be published in Strategic Management Journal.  By Megan Knowles -
  6. Trump administration extends opioid public health emergency for 2nd time

    As lawmakers and White House officials wrestle with how to fight the opioid crisis, the Trump administration extended its opioid public health emergency for the second time, according to an HHS spokesperson cited by The Hill.  By Megan Knowles -
  7. Higher salaries mean more paid time off: 4 statistics on US paid vacation

    The country's highest-paid employees not only bring home higher salaries than most of their colleagues, but also tend to receive more paid time off each year, according to Quartz.  By Megan Knowles -
  8. 5 recent RCM tips

    Here are four revenue cycle management tips from industry experts, published by Becker's Hospital Review since April 9.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. RCM tip of the day: CMS results on RAC program highlight potential new revenue

    Results from CMS' Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program suggest using a similar process to audit other insurers could potentially result in new revenue for providers, according to Julie Vigue, strategic business development executive at eVOLUTIONcr.  By Kelly Gooch -

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