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  1. Recent ACA ruling won't affect credit of nonprofit hospitals, Moody's says

    A federal judge's ruling this week that the entire ACA is unconstitutional won't have immediate credit implications for nonprofit hospitals, Moody's Investors Service said.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Dignity Health, GoHealth Urgent Care to acquire 6 California urgent care centers

    San Francisco-based Dignity Health and GoHealth Urgent Care, will purchase six urgent care centers operated by Golden Gate Urgent Care.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Obama, Bill Gates + 3 other leaders on their top business book picks

    Some of the world's most successful leaders have one thing in common in terms of their daily routine: They're all avid readers.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Dr. Robert Pearl: 5 biggest health stories of 2018

    Robert Pearl, MD, the former CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Permanente Medical Group, outlines five of the biggest healthcare issues of 2018 and explains why he believes 2019 "will be a year of ongoing inaction and erosion within the U.S. healthcare system."  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. 5 most-read workforce stories in 2018

    Here are the five most-read workforce stories reported by Becker's Hospital Review in 2018:  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Kaiser accused of refusing to negotiate labor deal covering 85,000 workers

    The National Labor Relations Board has agreed to hold evidentiary hearings regarding a complaint filed by a coalition of labor unions against Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Bipartisan action on surprise medical bills expected next year, senator says

    U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said federal lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are moving closer to an agreement on legislation to prevent surprise medical bills, according to a Bloomberg Government report.    By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 6 recent RCM tips

    Here are six expert revenue cycle management tips, published by Becker's Hospital Review after Nov. 21.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 14 latest hospital bankruptcies

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to file for bankruptcy.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. HCA Healthcare, others see stocks fall on ACA ruling

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, Cigna, Humana and other hospital and insurer stocks dipped after a federal judge in Texas ruled Dec. 14 that the entire ACA is unconstitutional, according to a CNBC report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Ex-healthcare CEO charged with billing fraud

    Authorities charged the former CEO of a Tennessee-based behavioral healthcare provider with submitting false claims to government insurance programs, according to the Department of Justice.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. California medical board to review physicians' FDA warning letters

    Warning letters sent by the Food and Drug Administration to physicians who are providing potentially harmful services are now monitored by California's medical board, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Scripps sees annual operating income jump 25%

    San Diego-based Scripps Health saw its operating income increase and its net income fall during fiscal year 2018, according to recently released audited financial documents.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Florida children's hospitals may have to post heart surgery death rates online

    St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Johns Hopkins All Children's and other children's hospitals in Florida may have to publish mortality statistics about their heart surgery programs under a new state proposal, according to the Tampa Bay Times.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Pediatricians may drop Kansas Medicaid patients due to billing change

    Some Kansas pediatricians are considering cutting the number of Medicaid patients they see because of a billing change that reworks how a checkup is coded and reimbursed, according to The Kansas City Star.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Kingwood Medical Center appoints new CEO: 5 notes

    Kingwood (Texas) Medical Center, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, tapped John Corbeil to serve as CEO, effective Jan. 14, 2019.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Iowa hospital cancels some reproductive surgeries under religious directive

    Waterloo-based Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa will end certain reproductive services to meet Catholic guidelines, according to local news station KWWL.  By Morgan Haefner -
  7. Meritus Health CEO retires: 4 things to know

    Joseph P. Ross, president and CEO of Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Health, retired, effective immediately, according to The Journal.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Over half of nurses rate their hospital's end-of-life care unfavorably, study finds

    Most nurses — 58 percent — rate their hospital's end-of-life care unfavorably, and they may hold the key to improving care quality, a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found.  By Megan Knowles -
  9. Aetna's chief digital officer: 'Insurance will change dramatically'

    Just over two years ago, Aetna hired Firdaus Bhathena as chief digital officer to lead the health insurer's technology strategy.  By Morgan Haefner -

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