Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New medical debt reporting rules falling short with some Americans: report

    New rules designed to prevent medical debt from hurting credit scores are not helping everyone, according to a report from Kaiser Health News and NPR.
  2. Hospitals likely to end 2022 in the red despite August boost, report says

    U.S. hospital margins continue to fluctuate in 2022, making it likely hospitals will end the year in the red, according to strategic consulting company Kaufman Hall.
  3. Moffitt launches health equity program

    Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center launched a health equity program Oct. 3 to improve cancer health disparities locally and nationally. 

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  1. US COVID-19 cases to jump 10% in next 2 weeks, Mayo forecasts

    While COVID-19 cases have been falling for more than 10 consecutive weeks, modeling from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic suggests this trend will reverse over the next few weeks.
  2. Pharmacists can now administer monkeypox vaccine, HHS says

    Five months after the U.S. first detected a monkeypox outbreak, and as health departments struggle to find enough supply of the world's only-approved monkeypox vaccine to meet the demand, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra signed a declaration Sept. 30 to allow pharmacists to administer the shots. 
  3. Hospital leaders meet at White House to talk 'twindemic' strategies

    Federal health officials held a meeting with leaders from 10 health systems and groups on Sept. 29 to discuss mitigation strategies ahead of a likely COVID-19 surge and severe flu season this fall. 
  4. Trinity Health reports $1.4B annual loss

    Higher labor costs put pressure on Trinity Health's margins in fiscal year 2022, according to financial documents released Sept. 30. 

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  1. Walgreens to use robots for prescription fulfillment amid staff shortages

    Walgreens Boots Alliance plans to use automation to combat its ongoing nationwide staff shortage, the Washington Street Journal reported Oct. 2.
  2. Congress extends 2 rural healthcare programs

    Congress extended two rural healthcare programs Sept. 30, just one day before they were set to expire. 
  3. Tenet executive chair resigns

    Tenet Healthcare Executive Chair Ronald Rittenmeyer resigned Oct. 1 due to personal health reasons, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  4. U of Michigan to invest $273M in nursing compensation

    Members of the Michigan Nurses Association have approved a four-year contract with Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health that includes a $273 million compensation package.

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  1. Allen County Regional installs Epic EHR system

    Iola, Kan.-based Allen County Regional Hospital installed its new Epic EHR system Oct. 1.
  2. Optum, Change Healthcare complete $7.8B merger

    Optum has completed its $7.8 billion merger with Change Healthcare. 
  3. Chicago health system nursing strike averted

    Members of the Illinois Nurses Association and Chicago-based Howard Brown Health have reached a three-year agreement, averting a strike that was set to begin Oct. 3.
  4. MUSC employee dies in Charleston hospital

    An employee of the Medical University of South Carolina died Sept. 30 in one of the system's Charleston hospital facilities, prompting a multiagency investigation. 
  5. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  6. Mayo Clinic taps Natalie Caine as Rochester chief administrative officer

    Natalie Caine was selected as chief administrative officer for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
  7. Providence to repay Medicaid patients who were charged in 'unintended error,' CFO says

    Citing an "unintended error", Renton, Wash.-based Providence will reimburse about 760 Medicaid patients whose accounts were sent to debt collectors, the Spokesman-Review reported Oct. 2.  
  8. UTMB starts national search for president

    The University of Texas System has organized a search advisory committee to guide the selection of the next president of University of Texas Medical Branch after Ben Raimer, MD, abruptly resigned from the role Aug. 22.
  9. Baptist Health South Florida taps Bo Boulenger as CEO

    Bo Boulenger was named president and CEO of Coral Gables-based Baptist Health South Florida.

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