Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. FTC looking into competition, security of cloud providers, including in healthcare

    The Federal Trade Commission is soliciting public comments on the business practices of healthcare cloud vendors.
  2. Texas hospital district to sell former hospital to highest bidder

    The Jasper (Texas) Hospital District board voted to sell the former Dickerson Memorial Hospital and its associated properties, reported March 22.
  3. Holy Cross Health halts 2 hospital projects

    Holy Cross Health in Silver Spring, Md., is hitting the pause button on two projects costing $45 million total, the Washington Business Journal reported March 22.
  1. MetroHealth names new board chair

    The board of trustees for Cleveland-based MetroHealth System has a new chairman four months after welcoming a new CEO and recovering from an alleged scandal involving its former chief executive. 
  2. HHS to break up, reorganize organ transplant system

    On March 22, the Biden administration signaled an end to the nearly 40-year monopoly of the United Network for Organ Sharing, a national nonprofit weighed down by criticisms of using outdated technology and mix-ups leading to deaths. 
  3. Big Tech workers shifting to healthcare to make an 'impact'

    Workers are leaving Big Tech companies like Google and Meta to work for health tech companies such as Optum because of the mission of healthcare, CIO reported.
  4. States ranked by obesity rates

    Forty-two percent of adults in the U.S. are living with obesity, meaning they have a body mass index of 30 or higher, according to an analysis from NORC at the University of Chicago. 

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  1. SSM Health reports $249M operating loss

    St. Louis-based SSM Health has reported a 2022 operating loss of $248.9 million after its expenses increased 7.6 percent over the previous year.
  2. White House to dissolve COVID-19 response team

    The White House will disband its COVID-19 response team after the national and public health emergencies end May 11, multiple current and former officials told The Washington Post. 
  3. Shields, Baystate to close urgent care clinics

    Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health and medical services provider Shields Health are closing their urgent care clinic locations in Feeding Hills, Longmeadow and Westfield, Mass., reported March 23.
  4. End of PHE 'a call to arms' for refining hospital data reporting

    While the public health emergency in the U.S. will draw to a close in May, the pandemic remains far from over. Hospitals are set to continue reporting COVID-19 data until at least April 2024, though some aspects could sunset some of these reporting requirements sooner if health officials deem it appropriate.

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  1. Miami systems halt adult heart transplant program

    The Miami Transplant Institute has abruptly halted its adult heart transplant program until further notice, the Miami Herald reported March 23.
  2. Hospital's staff increased 7% since UPMC merger, president says

    UPMC Somerset (Pa.) Hospital's total staff has increased by nearly 7 percent since it merged with Pittsburgh-based UPMC four years ago, one of many signs that leads hospital president Andrew Rush to believe the move is paying off, according to The Tribune-Democrat.
  3. 78% of patients who disputed medical bills had charges reduced or removed

    Most consumers don't challenge or negotiate the medical bills they receive, but the majority of those who do are successful in getting the disputed charges reduced or removed, according to a March 21 survey from Akasa, a revenue cycle firm that uses artificial intelligence.
  4. Florida hospital board meeting draws crowd of COVID-19 critics

    Political troubles regarding Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital's COVID-19 policies and treatment protocols continue to extend to board meetings.
  5. Healthcare billing fraud: 14 recent cases

    Here are 14 healthcare billing fraud cases Becker's has reported since March 1:
  6. Alabama health system employees to get 5%+ pay raise

    Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH Health System is giving at least 5 percent pay increase to all employees beginning April 13.
  7. Sutter Health reports $278M operating income

    Sacramento-based Sutter Health reported an operating gain of $278 million in 2022 as expenses were largely on a par with 2021.
  8. North Carolina treasurer targets executive pay, and others, much to the chagrin of many

    It's fair to say North Carolina's treasurer, Dale Folwell, isn't on great speaking terms with the state's hospitals and health systems, many of its politicians, or health insurance companies for that matter.
  9. 20 highest, lowest-paid physician specialties: Doximity

    Surgical specialities tend to yield the highest pay, while pediatricians typically take home the least, according to a recent report from Doximity. 

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