Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Health system labor expenses still climbing

    When the pandemic began, many hospitals and health systems were forced to pay top dollar for traveling nurses to treat patients. Now, many are cutting back on contracted labor in favor of full-time employed staff. But labor costs are still on the rise.
  2. 6 health systems choosing Oracle Cerner EHRs

    Oracle Cerner continues to be a major player in the EHR market. Here are six hospitals and health systems opting for Oracle Cerner that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 9:
  3. Lawmakers urge Justice Department to respond to anti-trans threats against children's hospitals

    Lawmakers are joining medical associations in asking the Justice Department to step in to protect hospitals that have reported threats and harassment over medical care they provide to transgender children.

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  1. Providence closes all 27 retail clinics in Southern California

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence closed all 27 of its ExpressCare retail clinics in Southern California on Nov. 17, three days after it reported a $1.1 billion operating loss for the first nine months of 2022. 
  2. House committee 'seriously disappointed' in No Surprises Act final rule

    The House Ways and Means Committee is calling for "swift action" to fix the No Surprises Act final rule issued in August, which it said violates the law passed by Congress "in the same way as before."
  3. MetroHealth fires CEO over more than $1.9M in unreported bonuses

    The board of trustees at Cleveland-based MetroHealth System has fired President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD.
  4. Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs adds 82 drugs to portfolio

    Mark Cuban's online pharmacy now offers nearly 1,000 generics after adding 82 drugs to its repertoire, the company said Nov. 21. 

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  1. DeVos Children's Hospital makes emergency request to add beds amid RSV surge

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based DeVos Children's Hospital has filed an emergency request with the state health department to add 48 additional beds as it grapples with a surge of patients sick with respiratory syncytial virus, local news outlets reported Nov. 21. 
  2. MUSC Health, UpStream partner on improving equity for underserved and patients with chronic conditions

    The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleson has partnered with healthcare risk management company UpStream with the aim of improving health equity for underserved patients and patients with chronic conditions.
  3. Patient advocacy leads North Carolina hospital to post charity care application online

    Ashville, N.C.-based Mission Healthcare, a subsidiary of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has made its charity care financial assistance application available online following a public advocacy campaign, Asheville Citizen Times reported Nov. 21.
  4. Inflation slowing as Wall Street looks bullish on healthcare sector

    Wall Street's roil has stabilized somewhat in recent days, with the S&P 500 brushing up against its 200-day moving average and rising more than 10 percent since its October lows, as of publication time.

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  1. Utah hospital names CFO

    Price, Utah-based Castleview Hospital has named Jay Noyes as its CFO.
  2. Walmart Health seeks Epic analyst

    Walmart Health is seeking an Epic revenue cycle analyst. 
  3. Fewer coinfections than expected: 3 COVID-19 surveillance trends to note

    Although COVID-19 positivity rates are up, there have been fewer coinfections with other respiratory viruses than expected, according to recent findings from Helix, a lab that assists the CDC with variant tracking. 
  4. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  5. Healthcare billing fraud: 10 recent cases

    From 10 people being charged in a $11.1 million scheme that defrauded both public and private insurers, to a Connecticut physician agreeing to pay $2.6 to settle allegations against him, here are 10 recent healthcare billing fraud cases Becker's has reported since Nov. 1:
  6. FEMA awards $15.5M to Hartford Hospital for COVID response expenses

    Hartford (Conn.) Hospital will receive a $15.5 million FEMA Public Assistance grant to reimburse it for costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hartford Courant reported Nov. 19.
  7. Cooper Health System, US Department of Labor reach agreement to settle hiring, pay discrimination allegations

    Camden, N.J.-based Cooper Health System and the U.S. Department of Labor have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve alleged hiring and compensation discrimination at a teaching hospital and biomedical research facility. 
  8. Board recall effort at Oregon hospital won't proceed

    Efforts by two unions seeking the ouster of Bay Area Hospital elected board members will not move forward due to lack of enough valid signatures of registered district voters.
  9. Inflation Reduction Act will restrict oncology drug development, Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO says

    With tighter rules from the Inflation Reduction Act approaching, Bristol-Myers Squibb will cancel plans for some drug development programs and cancer treatments, the drugmaker's CEO, Giovanni Caforio, MD, recently told the Financial Times. 

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