Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 8 organizations certified to oversee No Surprises Act billing disputes and what they charge

    HHS has certified eight organizations to serve as independent dispute resolution entities in federal billing disputes between providers and payers. 
  2. CDC clears boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds

    In alignment with the FDA's Jan. 3 expansion of Pfizer-BioNTech's booster, the CDC has cleared boosters for 12- to 15-year olds. 
  3. Baylor Scott & White CEO retires, joins private equity firm

    Jim Hinton has joined private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe after retiring on Dec. 31 as the CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health. 
  1. 13 states set COVID-19 hospitalization records this week

    As the U.S. shattered global case records Jan. 3, reporting more than 1 million new daily COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are also rising across the nation, with 13 states reporting new admission records this week. 
  2. 49 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported since Dec. 17:
  3. North Carolina physician faces charges over $46M in Medicare billings

    A North Carolina physician is facing several charges after billing Medicare more than $46 million for procedures used for the treatment of chronic sinusitis over a four-year period, according to the Justice Department. 
  4. 4 early findings on omicron symptoms

    Preliminary research and anecdotal evidence from physicians suggest the omicron variant may cause slightly different symptoms than previous coronavirus strains. However, experts say it's still too early to make any definitive statements, according to The New York Times.

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  1. CDC: Definition of fully vaccinated 'is not changing'

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said Jan. 5 that the agency has no plans to require a booster shot for people to be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  2. Startup aims to streamline Medicaid by incorporating community health workers

    A new startup is looking to empower community health workers and provide primary care practices with workflow software to alleviate the lack of coordination sometimes present in Medicaid programs, Forbes reported Jan. 4.
  3. CDC stands by isolation guidance, skips on testing component

    The CDC is standing by its newly updated isolation guidelines that state people with COVID-19 whose symptoms are improving and are fever-free may end isolation after five days without a negative test. 
  4. 9 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Nine hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  1. 13 Rochester Regional Health labs shut since pandemic's start

    Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health has temporarily closed 13 labs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the health system's website.
  2. Some hospitals pushing medical-grade masks over cloth coverings as omicron spreads

    Citing community transmission and record high cases of COVID-19 as the omicron variant spreads, U.S. hospitals and health systems are urging patients and visitors to opt for medical-grade face masks instead of cloth versions.
  3. How cloud migration is helping CIOs

    Sustainability is becoming a top priority for chief information officers and cloud migration is proving to be an important role in sustainability efforts, reports The Wall Street Journal.
  4. New York governor announces $10B investment in state healthcare workforce

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Jan. 5 announced a $10 billion, multiyear investment in healthcare, which includes $4 billion for wages and bonuses for healthcare workers.
  5. Avera leader named CEO of Altru Health System: 3 things to know

    Todd Forkel has been appointed CEO of Grand Forks, N.D.-based Altru Health System.
  6. Healthcare union, AMA decry revised CDC isolation guidance

    The American Medical Association and leaders of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals are condemning and questioning revisions the CDC recently made to the federal agency's COVID-19 isolation guidance. 
  7. Hospital M&A: 10 recent deals

    Ten transactions involving health systems and hospitals have been announced, advanced or finalized since Dec. 22.
  8. 9 healthcare leaders share insights from personal healthcare experiences

    Amid COVID-19 restrictions and safety measures, healthcare leaders have become even more knowledgeable about what patients encounter at the hospital, based on firsthand experiences as patients themselves and through the experiences of their family members.
  9. Pfizer, BioNTech to develop 1st mRNA vaccine for shingles

    Pfizer and BioNTech are collaborating to create a new mRNA vaccine, this time for shingles.

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