Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Gilead's revenue increases by 17%, driven by remdesivir sales

    Gilead reported better-than-expected third quarter results Oct. 28, boosted by sales of remdesivir, CNBC reported. 
  2. Thermo Fisher, LabCorp, Quest see Q3 profits soar

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics all reported strong third-quarter results boosted by increased demand for COVID-19 testing. 
  3. Louisiana Medicaid expansion boosts earlier breast cancer diagnoses, study finds

    Since the July 2016 Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, there's been a 27 percent increase in early diagnosis of breast cancer, according to an upcoming study set for publication in Cancer. 

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  1. Southwestern Health Resources, Humana strike value-based agreement

    Dallas-based Southwestern Health Resources and Humana signed a value-based payment arrangement for Humana's Medicare Advantage members in North Texas, the organizations said Oct. 28.
  2. Medicaid deals boost Molina's Q3 results

    Molina Healthcare saw premium revenue and profit increase in the third quarter of 2020, with the COVID-19 not significantly affecting results.
  3. BCBS of Illinois to pay hospitals $100M to improve health equity

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois launched a new program to financially reward hospitals for reducing their patients' health disparities.
  4. UVM Health reports systemwide network issue: 5 details

    The University of Vermont Health Network reported a significant systemwide IT issue Oct. 29 affecting seven of its hospitals.

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  1. Blue Cross of California fined over coverage delays

    The California Department of Managed Health Care fined Blue Cross of California $1.2 million for delaying coverage authorization for medically necessary services, the department said Oct. 28. 
  2. 190 health systems to launch Epic before end of year

    Epic is having a busy fall, sparked by health systems preparing for new surges of COVID-19 and flu season.
  3. Defer or continue electives during a COVID-19 surge? 3 physicians weigh benefits of each approach

    Three physicians offered their rationales for handling elective surgeries amid a COVID-19 surge in a recent case vignette published in The New England Journal of Medicine. 
  4. 79% of nurses say healthcare workers lack enough information on COVID-19 vaccines

    Many nurses feel they don't have sufficient information about COVID-19 vaccines and the development process, according to new survey findings released by the American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association.
  1. University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center CEO to retire

    Karen Olscamp, president and CEO of University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, will retire in January, the medical center said Oct. 28.
  2. 'This is apocalyptic': El Paso cardiologist says COVID-19 surge is threatening heart patients' lives

    The latest COVID-19 surge is straining hospital capacity in El Paso, Texas, which may have detrimental effects for some heart patients, a local cardiologist told ABC affiliate KVIA.
  3. Alaska hospital CEO to retire

    Chuck Bill, CEO of Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, Alaska, is retiring, according to TV station KTOO. 
  4. Top 10 cardiology stories in October

    Healthgrades' list of the best hospitals for cardiac care in 2021 was Becker's top-read cardiology story in October.
  5. 2 New York 'superspreader' events leave 300 in quarantine

    After a wedding and a birthday party in Suffolk County, N.Y., over 50 people tested positive for COVID-19 and about 300 were left in quarantine, reports NBC News. 
  6. Physician viewpoint: We need to work on gender equity in cardiology

    While progress has been made to address the sex inequities that exist within the field of cardiology, there's still a long path ahead, according to Michelle O'Donoghue, MD. 
  7. Cerner in the headlines — 7 latest stories 

    Here are seven updates on Cerner's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in October.
  8. Telehealth one year from today: 4 CIO predictions 

    While telehealth usage has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to expanded insurance coverage and relaxed restrictions, the future of virtual care in the U.S. healthcare system will rely on permanent reimbursement practices and continued tech innovations. 
  9. HHS extends interoperability rule deadlines: 10 key compliance dates  

    The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Oct. 29 released a new timeline of compliance dates for certain requirements related to its information-blocking rules. 

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