Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Oak Street Health buys virtual care provider for $130M: 4 details

    Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based network of primary care centers for Medicare patients, acquired virtual consult platform RubiconMD for $130 million, the company said Oct. 21. 
  2. 10 hospitals closing departments, ending services

    Several healthcare organizations have closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or prevent patient care lapses. 
  3. OIG audit finds TennCare may owe $400M after alleged inflated reimbursement

    A recent audit of Tennessee Medicare found that of the $2 billion in certified public expenditures it claimed during the audit period of 2009 to 2014, $909.4 million was allowable while $1.1 billion was not.

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  1. CEO of Nashville General gets pay cut as city reviews his contract

    The compensation and benefits package of Nashville General CEO Joseph Webb has been reduced in advance of contract negotiations after his increasing salary raised questions, the Tennessean reported Oct. 20.
  2. WVU Health System to add 17th hospital

    Princeton (W.Va.) Community Hospital is slated to become West Virginia University Health System's 17th hospital. 
  3. Tower Health's journey to improve finances: A timeline

    Tower Health, a seven-hospital system based in West Reading, Pa., has made headlines in the past year as it navigated financial troubles and worked to improve margins. Below is a timeline of some of the key stories about Tower Health's finances since last fall.
  4. Public officials threatened physicians over ivermectin refusal, Montana hospital says

    Three public officials threatened physicians at St. Peter's Health in Helena, Mont., after physicians refused to treat a patient with ivermectin, The Independent Record reported Oct. 19. 
  1. Locals voice concerns as Arizona nonprofit hospital weighs LifePoint merger

    LifePoint Health met with Yuma, Ariz., community members Oct. 20 as it hopes to acquire nonprofit Yuma Regional Medical Center, a move some are concerned would be bad news for the community, KYMA reported Oct. 20.
  2. Lawmakers join call for Tenet CEO to end nurses strike at Massachusetts hospital

    A Massachusetts congressional delegation is urging the CEO of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare to leave Texas to settle a nurses strike at Saint Vincent Hospital, signaling that calls to end the walkout are intensifying.
  3. People are the priority, says Providence CNO Dr. Sylvain Trepanier

    As systemwide chief nursing officer of Renton, Wash.-based Providence, Sylvain "Syl" Trepanier, DNP, RN, oversees a team of 48,000 nurses across the 51-hospital system.
  4. CEO, CNO resign from CHS hospital in Arizona

    CEO Michael Stenger and Chief Nursing Officer Emily Stevens have resigned from their roles at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City, Ariz., the Mohave Valley Daily News reported Oct. 20. The hospital is part of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.
  1. Tenet's operating income hits $1B in Q3

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare saw many of its key financial metrics improve in the third quarter of 2021, according to its financial report released Oct. 20. 
  2. Express Scripts boasts $20M in potential savings with insulin biosimilar

    Express Scripts is switching its formulary preference to insulin biosimilar Semglee, a move that it claims will save members $20 million in 2022. 
  3. Veterans Health Administration starts hunt for undersecretary 

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun a search for a new undersecretary of health for the Veterans Health Administration.  
  4. FDA approves Moderna & J&J boosters, allows mixing doses

    The FDA on Oct. 20 amended the emergency use authorizations for the COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, allowing for the administration of an additional dose.
  5. 4 health insurance leaders share their top goals for the year ahead

    Four health insurance executives recently shared their top goals and priorities as they lead their organizations out of the pandemic. Here is what they told Becker's:
  6. AHA announces initiative to establish safer workplaces, communities

    In light of workplace violence in healthcare facilities, the American Hospital Association announced Oct. 19 a new anti-violence framework using four pillars to protect individuals not only in the workplace, but their own communities. 
  7. Mount Sinai to launch research center for skin diseases

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City has received a $4 million grant to create a skin biology and diseases research hub. 
  8. South Carolina medical practice pays $1.25M to settle improper billing allegations

    Colonial Family Practice, a physician-owned primary and urgent care practice with multiple locations in South Carolina, will pay $1.25 million to settle allegations that it billed government insurers for medically unnecessary services, the Justice Department said Oct. 20. 
  9. Illinois Medical District, backed by 4 health systems, rezoning as innovation hub

    Illinois Medical District, which hosts four health systems in Chicago, has been rezoned to support the medical district's transition into an innovation hub.

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