Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HHS secretary defends surprise-billing arbitration process

    HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra is defending CMS' proposed surprise-billing rule, bashed by several medical groups as an unfair gift to health insurers, according to Kaiser Health News.
  2. States ranked by COVID-19 hospitalization rates: Nov. 24

    New daily COVID-19 hospitalization rates in the U.S. have risen 9 percent over the last two weeks, with 28 states seeing hospitalization rates trend upward, according to data tracked by The New York Times.
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.

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  1. Florida hospitals make mandate decisions amid state fight against federal requirements

    The number of hospitals and health systems announcing COVID-19 vaccination mandates has continued to grow since CMS issued its regulation requiring healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs to fully vaccinate all eligible staff members by Jan. 4. But recently passed state legislation limiting vaccination mandates, alongside ongoing legal challenges to federal requirements, have complicated decisions for Florida hospitals regarding employee vaccination.
  2. The seasonal-COVID hypothesis: 6 things to know

    There's some evidence indicating that COVID-19 is, or may become, a seasonal disease, which means understanding the seasonal patterns could help scientists anticipate surges in advance, The Atlantic reported Nov. 20.
  3. Provider Relief Fund 60-day grace period ends Nov. 30

    The 60-day grace period — which began Oct. 1 — to submit Provider Relief Fund reports for those who received more than $10,000 ends Nov. 30, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration.
  4.  Public health nonprofit to raise money for front-line workers through auctioning NFTs 

    Sothebey's auction house has teamed up with public health nonprofit Sostento to put on the biggest NFT auction ever, reported Observer Nov. 22. 
  1. St. Luke's opens 80-room hospital, closes ED at nearby campus

    Bethlehem, Pa.-based St. Luke's University Health System on Nov. 20 opened its hospital in Lehighton, Pa.
  2. Remote patient monitoring reimbursement policies by state

    The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center analyzed telehealth laws and Medicaid program policies for every state and Washington, D.C., in a recent report.
  3. COVID-19 linked to higher risk of stillbirth, CDC finds

    Pregnant women who contract COVID-19 may be at an increased risk for stillbirth compared to women without the infection, a Nov. 19 CDC report found.
  4. 2021 US COVID-19 deaths top 2020 tally

    The nation's COVID-19 death tally has surpassed that of 2020, according to data from the CDC and Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University. 
  1. 7 recent cancer study findings

    Recent oncology studies have focused on a national decrease in mortality rates, immunosuppressive cells' responses to stress signals and more. 
  2. Humana, Allina Health forge value-based agreement

    Humana has formed a value-based relationship with Minneapolis-based Allina Health, the insurer announced Nov. 22. 
  3. New York hospital temporarily closes ED over staffing shortages

    Mount Sinai South Nassau said it is temporarily closing the freestanding Long Beach (N.Y.) Emergency Department beginning Nov. 22 because of nursing staff shortages caused by the state COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
  4. UF Health seeks to dismiss patient lawsuit over ransomware attack

    Leesburg-based UF Health Central Florida and its two hospitals, UF Health The Villages Hospital and UF Health Leesburg Hospital, are asking that a lawsuit filed by a patient after a May ransomware attack be dismissed, according to documents filed Nov. 19 in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida.
  5. People with certain mental illnesses have higher COVID risk — here's why

    Before COVID-19 booster shots were authorized for all adults, the U.S. government had already recommended boosters for Americans with certain high-risk conditions, including mental health conditions. The decision came after numerous studies linked mental health disorders to a higher COVID-19 risk and more severe outcomes, NPR reported Nov. 22.
  6. 7 recent health IT, innovation partnerships: Northwell, Apple & more 

    Here are seven recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating innovation efforts at healthcare organizations. 
  7. Postsurgical selfies may catch infections sooner, study finds 

    Patients who use their smartphone to snap and share photos of postsurgical wounds with their clinicians may get a quicker diagnosis of an infection after surgery, according to a study published Nov. 18 in NPJ Digital Medicine. 
  8. 15 recent COO moves

    The following COO moves have been reported since Oct. 6:
  9. Bezos family gifts $166M to NYU Langone Health

    NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in New York City received a $166 million donation from the Bezos family to address social determinants of health and improve health equity in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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