Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 5 health systems that recently launched AI programs

    Here are five health systems that each launched a new artificial intelligence initiative in November:
  2. Tenet offers $1.4B in secured notes to finance ASC acquisitions: 4 details

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare will sell $1.45 billion of newly issued senior secured first lien notes to help finance a proposed acquisition.
  3. Adventist chooses R1 as patient billing partner

    Adventist Health has entered a patient billing partnership with R1 RCM in a move the companies hope will improve consumers' experience.

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  1. Improper Medicare payments have fallen by $20.7B since 2014, CMS says

    CMS estimates the number of improper payments made under Medicare fee-for-service declined by $20.7 billion over a seven-year period, according to a Nov. 15 update from the agency.
  2. 3 states where COVID-19 cases have jumped 40%+ in last 2 weeks

    COVID-19 cases have jumped more than 40 percent over the last two weeks in New Mexico, Illinois and Minnesota, The New York Times reported Nov. 15.
  3. Houston Methodist physician resigns following suspension over COVID-19 social media posts

    A physician resigned her privileges at Houston Methodist Hospital on Nov. 15 after being temporarily suspended over social media posts about COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, according to the Houston Chronicle.
  4. EHR downtime still forcing Ohio hospital to cancel appointments 5 days after cyberattack

    A cyberattack on Portsmouth-based Southern Ohio Medical Center is forcing it to continue to cancel appointments five days after the hospital discovered the breach, according to a Nov. 15 Facebook post.
  1. Cerner appoints 1st chief health officer

    Nasim Afsar, MD, has been appointed Cerner's first chief health officer, effective January 2022.
  2. Former Sanford Health CEO got $49M payout after abrupt departure

    Kelby Krabbenhoft, the former president and CEO of Sanford Health who abruptly departed in late 2020, received a more than $49 million payout, according to federal tax documents obtained by Forum News Service.
  3. Providence's operating loss swells to $405M through Q3

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence saw its operating loss grow through the first nine months of the year, according to its financial report released Nov. 15. 
  4. 50 top cardiovascular hospitals for 2022, ranked by IBM Watson Health

    IBM Watson Health on Nov. 16 released its annual ranking of 50 top hospitals for cardiovascular care in collaboration with Fortune.
  1. To keep cash flowing in today's tight labor market, revenue cycle leaders are using technology — 3 experts answer 3 Qs

    Healthcare labor shortages are a significant concern and the problem isn't limited to clinical roles.
  2. Wyoming hospital CEO urges staff not to leave over federal vaccination mandate

    Dave Robertson, CEO of Jackson, Wyo.-based St. John's Health, is encouraging employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and urging them not to leave the organization because of federal requirements.
  3. JPMorgan's health venture building out leadership team

    JPMorgan Chase's healthcare company, Morgan Health, is hiring for several new roles, according to the company's career page.
  4. 5 recent payer expansions, partnerships

    Here are five recent expansions and partnerships from national payers:
  5. Tower Health fights to get tax-exempt status with appeal

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health has appealed a county judge's decision to deny tax exemptions for three of its Pennsylvania hospitals, according to the Reading Eagle.
  6. Implementing a vaccination mandate: A playbook from 8 hospitals, health systems

    Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. began announcing COVID-19 vaccination mandates in March, and the American Hospital Association estimated 42 percent of hospitals had announced a mandate as of Nov. 11. A new CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule requires vaccination for all eligible staff at healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  7. 15 recent CMS actions

    CMS issued several payment rules, actions and plans in the last two months, including updates on the surprise billing rule, outpatient service reimbursement and vaccine mandates for healthcare workers. 
  8. Biden signs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill: 5 healthcare takeaways

    President Joe Biden on Nov. 15 signed into law a sweeping bipartisan infrastructure measure, which carries a total price of about $1.2 trillion spread over eight years and authorizes $550 billion in new spending. 
  9. Northwell's Long Island Jewish Medical Center gets new executive director

    Northwell Health has named Michael Gitman, MD, executive director of Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York City.

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