Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Nashville General accused of concealing federal bailout funds during budget talks

    The Metro Nashville finance director is accusing Nashville (Tenn.) General Hospital of concealing $9.4 million in federal grants so the funds wouldn't be considered during budget talks, according to the Nashville Tennessean.
  2. Shore Medical Center, other community hospitals left out of COVID-19 aid

    Shore Medical Center, a nonprofit community hospital in Somers Point, N.J., says it is being left out of the federal aid allocated to hospitals to cover expenses or lost revenues from the COVID-19 pandemic. And Shore Medical Center says it is not alone. 
  3. Novant Health hospital president, COO to retire

    Roland Bibeau, RN, president and COO of Novant Health Matthews (N.C.) Medical Center, is retiring, effective June 30, the hospital confirmed.
  1. Novant Health, UNC Health unveil new details of proposed partnership

    In a bid to affiliate with or own New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., Novant Health signed a letter of intent to partner with UNC Health and its medical school. The organizations have now released additional details about the plan to expand medical education opportunities.
  2. 14 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 14 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings.
  3. Employees urge Oregon hospital to bring back more furloughed workers

    Employees at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Ore., are urging hospital administration to use federal relief money to bring back workers who were furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Daily Astorian.
  4. 6 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Six hospitals or health systems announced, started, advanced or completed construction projects in the last week: 

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  1. Jobless Americans turning to ACA marketplace for coverage, CMS says

    More Americans who have lost their jobs are signing up for health insurance through the ACA individual marketplace, according to June 2020 data released by CMS.
  2. GAO reports to Congress on COVID-19 response: 4 things to know

    The Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog, outlined several challenges the government faced in its COVID-19 response and recommended legislative actions to address some of the shortcomings in a June 25 report to Congress.
  3. A timeline of Apple, Google, Salesforce & other tech contact tracing initiatives

    Various tech-based systems for COVID-19 contact tracing have emerged during the pandemic, from Apple and Google's jointly developed system to New York City's contact tracing partnership with Salesforce.
  4. What we know about COVID-19: June 26

    Becker's has compiled a non-exhaustive list of known characteristics, trends and treatments related to COVID-19, as of June 26.

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  1. TeamHealth's racketeering lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare can proceed, court says

    A district court will allow a lawsuit filed against UnitedHealthcare to proceed in which physician staffing firm TeamHealth accuses the insurer of racketeering, according to court documents.
  2. 12 states with the fastest COVID-19 spread: June 26

    Nevada had the highest COVID-19 reproduction rate, while Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., had the lowest, according to 
  3. Physician viewpoint: During time of rapid telemedicine transformation, we must 'anchor ourselves' in personal interactions

    While it has emerged as a lifeline for patient care across the U.S. during the pandemic, telemedicine cannot capture the patient-physician interactions and personal contact in-person visits deliver, according to Marcin Chwistek, MD.
  4. 12 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From the Trump administration asking the Supreme Court to strike down the ACA to hospitals losing a lawsuit against HHS over a price disclosure rule, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  5. Novartis pays DOJ, SEC $347M in kickback scheme settlement

    Swiss pharma giant Novartis has agreed to pay $347 million to settle allegations of paying physicians overseas to use more of its products.
  6. Applications open for New York women's corporate leadership academy

    Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based SUNY Empire State College is launching a corporate leadership academy for women this fall to prepare them for executive and board positions, according to a June 26 news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
  7. Mass General Brigham nurses say crowding on hospital's shuttles endangers their health

    Mass General Brigham nurses at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston are calling on the hospital to improve the safety of its shuttle buses by enforcing a capacity limit for nurses and other staff members.  
  8. Insurers don't have to cover COVID-19 tests for 'return to work' programs

    Health insurers aren't required to cover COVID-19 tests that are a part of workplace safety or surveillance programs, according to an updated CMS factsheet.
  9. How COVID-19 affects the brain: 4 things to know

    COVID-19 may cause numerous psychiatric and neurological complications in patients of all ages, including stroke and psychosis, according to a small U.K. study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

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