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  1. U of California workers to strike March 20, Bernie Sanders to join

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a 2020 presidential candidate, will make an appearance as University of California workers strike March 20, according to a union news release.  
  2. How New York's 'baseball-style' arbitration process reduced surprise bills: 7 notes

    A New York state law — and its "baseball-style" arbitration process — has captured the attention of federal lawmakers as they work on legislation to prevent surprise medical bills, according to a Vox report.
  3. Physicians generally happy at work but still face stresses, study shows

    Physicians are generally happy in their lives and jobs, but there are parts of work that cause unhappiness, according to a joint study released by CompHealth and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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  1. RCM tip of the day: Proactively track denials

    Hospitals should proactively manage health insurance claim denials, advised Delena Supinski, corporate ambassador for revenue cycle solutions provider ImagineSoftware.
  2. 24 Ebola cases confirmed in 3 days, Congo says

    Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo reported 24 new Ebola cases during a 72-hour timespan ending March 18, reports CIDRAP News.
  3. Proposals to remove profit from healthcare 'ignorant,' WSJ op-ed argues

    While Democrats' "Medicare for All" proposals target for-profit healthcare, the director of health policy at conservative think tank the Empire Center argued in a The Wall Street Journal op-ed that profit, "when properly harnessed," can improve health and cut costs.
  4. Judge grants Aetna's motion to dismiss disability benefits lawsuit

    A judge granted Aetna Life Insurance's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the insurer after it denied a former Boeing employee's disability claims, according to the St. Louis Record.

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  1. Christus hospitals out of network with Cigna

    Christus Health hospitals in Texas and Louisiana are no longer in Cigna's provider network, the Irving, Texas-based health system said on its website.
  2. Undiagnosed, untreated HIV patients responsible for 81% of new transmissions

    Individuals who didn't know they had HIV or knew but were not receiving care accounted for 81 percent of HIV transmissions in 2016, according to CDC data released March 18.
  3. Intermountain's operating income climbs 52% in FY18

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare saw its revenues and operating income improve in fiscal year 2018, according to financial documents released March 18.
  4. Physicians 'terrorized into silence' by anti-vaccine groups online

    Many physicians face online harassment when posting about vaccines on their practices' social media pages, which can often scare them into silence, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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  1. 10 updates on Medicaid

    Here are 10 articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review on national and state news concerning Medicaid.
  2. NYU Langone Health CFO Daniel Widawsky on navigating challenges Sinatra-style

    Daniel Widawsky is approaching one year as senior vice president, vice dean and CFO of New York City-based NYU Langone Health.
  3. CMS approves Maryland's Medicaid waiver: 3 things to know

    CMS gave Maryland the OK to amend its Medicaid program beginning March 18 through Dec. 31, 2021.
  4. Amazon adds One Drop's digital diabetes services to consumer medical devices brand

    One Drop, a digital health company focused on diabetes care management, will offer its diabetes therapy services as part of Amazon's at-home medical devices brand Choice.
  5. Social media posts could affect insurance costs, experts say

    Insurance companies may start looking to an individual's social media accounts to determine an applicant's risk for life, car and property insurance, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  6. Amazon, Microsoft are most preferred IT providers among CIOs, report shows

    CIOs and high-level executives most often choose Amazon and Microsoft as their preferred IT vendors, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  7. Viewpoint: HHS' new interoperability rules will fuel consumer-driven competition in healthcare

    CMS and ONC's recently released interoperability rules will give patients more power and access over their medical data, leading the shift to consumer-driven competition in healthcare, David Blumenthal, MD, former National Coordinator for Health IT, wrote in an article for Harvard Business Review.
  8. West Virginia hospital sues ex-EVP whistle-blower

    Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital announced March 18 it has filed a federal lawsuit against its former executive vice president, claiming he breached his fiduciary duty, among other allegations.
  9. USDS: VA software to determine veterans' eligibility for programs 'flawed'

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' new program to expand veterans' access to primary care could potentially limit individuals' appointment times due to a "flawed" software tool, according to a United States Digital Service report.

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