Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. CEO of 3 Detroit Medical Center hospitals resigns for top post at Georgia health system

    Scott Steiner, CEO of three Detroit Medical Center hospitals, is leaving to take the top executive role at Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Health System.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. RCM tip of the day: Use exit interview to understand patient's payment choice

    Hospital revenue cycle leaders should take multiple approaches to understand the behavioral decisions that prompt patient payment activity, said James Zadoorian, PhD, managing principal at ARxChange, which designs patient financial revenue systems.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Hospital bill mediation requests spike in Texas

    Texans are increasingly taking advantage of the state's billing mediation program as they face unexpected out-of-pocket medical costs, according to KUT FM 90.5, a public radio station in Austin.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Minnesota hospitals saw bad debt climb nearly 25% in 2017

    Minnesota hospitals have seen more patients struggle to pay their medical bills, according to a report from the Minnesota Hospital Association, which has 142 member hospitals and health systems.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 5 health systems sign landmark deal with BCBS of North Carolina

    Five health systems in North Carolina agreed to share risk under a new reimbursement model with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Yale med school faces criticism over 'culture of harassment'

    Ongoing gender equity issues at the Yale School of Medicine have created a cause for concern among students, alumni and staff. However, such issues are not exclusive to Yale, according to The Atlantic.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Bozeman Health hospital monopolized cardiology services, physician claims

    Jan. 16 marked the beginning of a 19-day trial to determine whether Bozeman (Mont.) Health Deaconess Hospital created a monopoly and prevented a cardiologist from providing services at the facility and in the surrounding area, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. CEOs, are your chief strategy officers set up for success? 4 takeaways

    While the role of chief strategy officer is only a few decades old, companies are increasingly starting to see value in the position and how beneficial it could be to their bottom line to have a member of the C-suite focused on the organization's future, according to an op-ed in strategy+business.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. 22 most diverse health companies

    Several hospitals and healthcare and biotech companies are pushing the envelope when it comes to diversity in the workplace, Forbes reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Beaumont Health restructures leadership as 3 executives depart

    Royal Oak, Mich.-based Beaumont Health is restructuring its leadership team, announcing six executive appointments and three departures, effective Feb. 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 11-hospital ACO launches program with UnitedHealthcare

    Southeastern Health Partners — the ACO comprising Anderson, S.C.-based AnMed Health, Bon Secours St. Francis in Greenville, S.C., and Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Healthcare System — unveiled an accountable care program with UnitedHealthcare Jan. 16.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. Second lawsuit filed against Ohio health system, physician charged with ordering fatal pain med doses

    A second lawsuit was filed against Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System and one of its former physicians after an internal investigation revealed the physician ordered excessive and potentially fatal pain medication doses for at least 27 patients between 2015-18, according to The Columbus Dispatch.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. Senator presses UPMC, Highmark CEOs to answer questions over coverage change

    Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., called on Pittsburgh-based Highmark and UPMC to address questions pertaining to how they are preparing patients who will be affected by their impending split, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. HCA's $1.5B acquisition of Mission moves forward

    North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said Jan. 16 he will allow HCA Healthcare's acquisition of Mission Health to go through without a legal challenge, according to the Asheville Citizen Times.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Verma op-ed calls on states to create alternatives to ACA

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma penned an op-ed in The Washington Times urging states to "chart a new path" when developing programs and approaches to health coverage.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Anthem latest insurer to ink agreement with Tenet

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross signed a new multiyear agreement, the organizations said Jan. 16.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. Georgia health system duped out of $1.2M recovers funds

    Dalton, Ga.-based Hamilton Health Care System has recovered most of the $1.2 million it was scammed out of by someone purporting to work for a construction company.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Lawsuit seeks to oust operator of Oklahoma hospital

    The City of Prague (Okla.) filed a lawsuit against the owner of Prague Community Hospital, seeking to have a receiver appointed to immediately assume operational control of the facility, according to The Shawnee News-Star.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. 6 must-reads about surprise medical bills

    Here are six articles that address unexpected medical bills patients receive, commonly called surprise medical bills.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Healthcare relying more on electronic transactions, but inefficiencies persist, study says

    The medical industry has seen an increase in electronic transactions this year; however, billions in savings could still be realized by switching from manual to electronic transactions, according to a report by nonprofit organization CAQH.  By Morgan Haefner -

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