Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Massachusetts hospitals with limited capacity ordered to reduce electives

    Massachusetts is ordering hospitals with limited capacity to reduce elective procedures amid workforce shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. 6 organizations erasing millions in medical debt

    Sixty-six percent of U.S. bankruptcies are linked to medical debt issues, and 25 percent of U.S. credit card debt is medical debt, according to New York City-based RIP Medical Debt.
  3. 10 hospitals seeking RCM leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management leaders.

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  1. HHS creates ground ambulance and patient billing committee, solicits nominations

    HHS will create a Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee as part of its implementation of the No Surprises Act. 
  2. Over 90% of federal workers have met vaccination mandate requirement 

    More than 90 percent of federal workers had received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine ahead of the Nov. 22 deadline, reports The New York Times. 
  3. From communication silos to unified communication: 4 takeaways on a new system for improving the patient journey

    The traditional patient journey is plagued by communication silos.
  4. 47% of women skip, cancel or delay healthcare due to barriers, new poll finds 

    A new survey conducted by the Stark County (Ohio) Health Department has found many women face significant barriers to healthcare access, including lack of appropriate appointment times and discrimination, reported The Repository Nov. 22.
  1. 1 city, different paths: How Cleveland health systems approached vaccination mandates

    When Cleveland-based MetroHealth System announced its COVID-19 vaccination policy last summer, at the core of the decision was the health system's mission, according to Akram Boutros, MD, president and CEO of MetroHealth.
  2. Geisinger's net income rises by $400M through Q3

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger posted net income of $456.3 million in the nine months ended Sept. 30, a more than $400 million increase from the same period in 2020, according to its financial report. The increase in net income through the third quarter was largely driven by a $334.6 million gain from nonoperating activities. 
  3. WHO issues MIS-C treatment guidance

    In a Nov. 23 update, the World Health Organization issued clinical management recommendations for the treatment of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, a rare but serious condition tied to COVID-19. 
  4. CVS, Walgreens and Walmart contributed to Ohio's opioid crisis, jury rules

    CVS Health, Walmart and Walgreens substantially contributed to the opioid crisis in two Ohio counties, a federal jury ruled Nov. 23, according to The New York Times.
  1. HCA veteran named CEO of TriStar hospital

    Daphne David was appointed CEO of TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn.
  2. Class-action status lifted in suit against West Virginia system after employee stole 7,000+ patients' data

    A class certification order in a lawsuit against Morgantown-based West Virginia University Health Systems has been lifted because the plaintiff lacked standing, according to Nov. 19 documents filed in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.
  3. 3 strategies on countering vaccine hesitancy 

    Despite the tragic death toll the coronavirus caused in the U.S, vaccinations have been polarized politically, and many people are still hesitant about whether to get inoculated. Here are three strategies to promote COVID-19 vaccination, according to a report in The Lancet published Nov. 15. 
  4. Cheap at-home COVID-19 tests are hard to find — here's why

    Many public health experts say cheap, widely available at-home COVID-19 tests would help Americans safely return to normal activities and help control the spread of COVID-19. These tests are still hard to come by nearly two years into the pandemic, however, due to the pace of FDA authorizations and manufacturing bottlenecks, Kaiser Health News reported Nov. 22. 
  5. 10 hospital construction projects worth $500M+

    In the last two months, 10 hospitals and health systems announced, advanced or completed expansion and renovation projects with price tags of $500 million or more.
  6. 5 hospitals temporarily, permanently closing services because of staffing shortages

    Five hospitals recently announced they are temporarily or permanently closing services as staffing problems persist during the COVID-19 pandemic:
  7. 5 recent CNO moves

    The following chief nursing officer appointments have been reported since Oct. 28: 
  8. Eskenazi Health patient seeks class-action status in suit over May ransomware attack

    A patient is seeking class-action status in a lawsuit against Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health after a May ransomware attack that potentially affected 1.5 million people, Nov. 19 documents filed in the Indiana Commerical Court reveal.
  9. Oscar Health, Emory Healthcare partner on health plan 

    Oscar Health is collaborating with Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare on a new health plan it intends to roll out to 250 of the system's provider locations. 

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