Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 22 states ask CMS to withdraw healthcare worker vaccine mandate

    A coalition of 22 states has filed a petition seeking to repeal the Biden administration's rule that requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they work in healthcare facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding.
  2. Pennsylvania merger would form 5-hospital system with $1B in annual revenue

    Greensburg, Pa.-based Excela Health and Butler (Pa.) Health System have signed a definitive agreement to merge into a five-hospital system that is projected to generate more than $1 billion a year in revenue, triblive.com reported Nov. 21. 
  3. 3 RCM companies making executive moves

    Three revenue cycle management companies — including R1 RCM — have announced executive leadership changes since Nov. 8. 

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  1. COVID-19 admissions to rise through early December, CDC forecasts

    The CDC is projecting an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time since July, national disease modeling shows. 
  2. Roper St. Francis set to build new $1B South Carolina hospital

    Charleston, S.C.-based Roper St. Francis is set to build a new $1 billion, 27-acre hospital and office building in North Charleston.
  3. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Here are 10 hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  4. Kansas health system CEO resigns

    Ken Johnson has resigned as president and CEO of Hutchinson (Kan.) Regional Healthcare System, according to a Nov. 18 health system statement shared with Becker's.

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  1. Walmart loses top health exec to JPMorgan

    Walmart's executive vice president of health and wellness is departing the retailer after about two years for a managing director role with JPMorgan's healthcare arm, Bloomberg reported Nov. 20. 
  2. DOJ to appeal ruling that cleared UnitedHealth-Change merger

    The Justice Department plans to appeal a September court ruling that cleared the path for UnitedHealth Group to move forward with its $7.8 billion acquisition of Change Healthcare, Bloomberg reported Nov. 18.
  3. 'Robust liquidity' helps keep expanding CaroMont rating high: Fitch

    Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health had its credit rating maintained at "AA-" even as the expanding healthcare system builds new projects and experiences higher labor costs and losses on investments, Fitch Ratings said in a Nov. 18 report.
  4. California hospital confirms IT security incident

    Banning, Calif.-based San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital said a cybersecurity incident disrupted its IT operations.

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  1. 'Enough is enough': AMA pushes prior authorization fix

    Physicians should be scrambling to contact their legislators about passing prior authorization reform and blocking an 8.5 percent cut to physician Medicare payment, the American Medical Association said in a Nov. 17 article.
  2. 12 hospitals, health systems cutting jobs

    Several hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces or jobs due to financial and operational challenges. 
  3. Amazon is hiring for these 7 healthcare positions

    While it is reducing staff in some areas, Amazon continues to grow its healthcare business. Here are seven health-related jobs the tech giant recently posted.
  4. Providence hospital leaders urged to act after patient dies in ER

    Leadership of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (Wash.) is facing pushback from local city and county officials, who expressed "disappointment" after a patient died in the hospital's emergency department, The Daily Herald reported Nov. 11.
  5. 'Open notes' are here. Are patients reading them?

    Patients can now see most of their physicians' notes about their visits, but not many are taking advantage of this newfound transparency, The Atlantic reported.
  6. HonorHealth outbids Banner for 48 acres in Arizona

    Banner Health had its eyes on a parcel of land in Scottsdale, Ariz., but HonorHealth ended up winning a bidding war, the Phoenix Business Journal reported Nov. 17. 
  7. 26 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 11: 
  8. Broward Health North names 4 new executives

    Four new executives are entering the C-suite at Broward Health North in Lighthouse Point, Fla.
  9. Two deaths possibly tied to flawed Oracle Cerner VA EHR rollout, House members say

    Three members of Congress wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expressing concerns that the problematic rollout of the Oracle Cerner EHR at the agency could have played a role in the deaths of two veterans.

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