Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CMS proposed outpatient payment rule for 2022: 7 things to know

    CMS unveiled on July 19 its Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule for 2022, which boosts penalties for hospitals not complying with price transparency and halts the elimination of the inpatient-only list.
  2. Intermountain CMO on putting value over volume

    Shannon Phillips, MD, Intermountain Healthcare's CMO for community-based care and the president of Intermountain Medical Group, outlined her top priorities after the pandemic and how the Salt Lake City-based health system focuses on the patient experience.
  3. Prime, 2 physicians reach $38M settlement over patient referrals, billing

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services and two physicians agreed to pay $37.5 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act, the Department of Justice said July 19.

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  1. 10 hospitals hiring VPs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking vice presidents during the last few weeks.
  2. Cedars-Sinai, Huntington settle affiliation lawsuit with California

    California reached a settlement with Cedars-Sinai Health System and Huntington Hospital after the hospitals challenged affiliation conditions proposed by the state, according to Pasadena Now.
  3. Los Angeles Dignity Health hospital completes childhood education center

    Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles said it has completed construction of the Nest, an early childhood education center expected to open this fall.
  4. 4 Cerner exec departures in July 

    Cerner's leadership team has undergone several changes this year, with four executive departures reported in July. 

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  1. Michigan nurses to strike July 28

    Nurses negotiating a contract at Mount Clemens, Mich.- based McLaren Macomb have issued a 10-day strike notice.
  2. 7 recent heart study findings

    Recent cardiology studies have focused on rebounds in emergency heart care after earlier drops amid the COVID-19 pandemic, predictions on which COVID-19 patients are most vulnerable to developing heart conditions and more. 
  3. 5 Virginia mental health hospitals to hire contract staff amid worker shortage

    The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services said it is bringing in contract staff at five state-run psychiatric hospitals where admissions were halted earlier this month amid a staffing crisis.
  4. Deadline looms for 900+ hospitals to self-report overpayments tied to cardiac implants

    The deadline for 911 hospitals to self-report overpayments tied to cardiac medical device replacement procedures is quickly approaching, according to the National Law Review. 
  1. 3 ways health systems can leverage real estate to achieve savings, growth

    Hospitals and health systems can realize untapped savings by better managing their real estate footprint and strategy, according to a July 19 report from real estate company JLL. 
  2. BCBS of North Carolina to cover some gender-affirming surgeries

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will now cover gender-affirming facial feminization surgeries for transgender patients, according to the Durham-based Duke University School of Law July 12.
  3. 7 recent health IT, innovation partnerships

    Here are seven recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations. 
  4. Dignity Health hospital to grow by 96 beds

    Dignity Health Chandler (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center has unveiled its new 96-bed patient tower, Community Impact reported July 19. 
  5. All children — vaccinated or not — should wear masks this fall, AAP says

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending in-person learning, COVID-19 vaccinations for all eligible and universal masking for everyone older than age 2 this fall, according to updated guidance for the 2021-22 school year.
  6. FBI: 3 nursing school operators accused of selling fake diplomas, certificates

    Three people are accused of selling fake nursing transcripts and diplomas, which were then used by several individuals to obtain medical licenses, according to a July 16 news release from the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.
  7. 'Technical debt' catches up to CIOs who launched flawed tech to meet pandemic needs

    Chief information officers at companies worldwide accelerated the launch of digital programs to respond to the changing needs of their organizations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these imperfect programs could incur debt to retroactively fix, according to a July 16 report by The Wall Street Journal.
  8. US officials warn of China-backed cyberattacks targeting healthcare: 7 tips to protect your hospital

    Federal officials warned businesses that hackers backed by the Chinese government are aggressively targeting medical institutions to steal data, personally identifiable information and emerging technologies.
  9. Why machines won't improve the patient experience, per Mount Sinai's cardiac ICU director

    No machine, no matter how advanced, will improve the patient experience alone, says Umesh Gidwani, MD, director of the cardiac intensive care unit at New York City-based Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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