Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Henry Ford leader named CEO of Rochester Regional Health

    Richard "Chip" Davis, PhD, has been appointed CEO of Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health, effective March 7.
  2. 8 healthcare companies that made Fortune's 'Future 50' list 

    Fortune on Dec. 2 published its "Future 50" list of companies that demonstrate the potential for resilience and reinvention, and eight healthcare companies made the cut.
  3. Texas hospital will pay $18.2M to settle false claims case

    Flower Mound (Texas) Hospital has agreed to pay $18.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to government payers that resulted from violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, the Justice Department announced Dec. 2. 

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  1. A snapshot of healthcare staffing challenges in 3 states

    Amid the emergence of the omicron variant, hospitals and health systems continue to battle staffing challenges.
  2. Moderna loses appeal in COVID-19 vaccine patent case

    Moderna may be at risk of infringement lawsuits over its COVID-19 vaccine after losing a federal appeal over patents from a rival drugmaker, Bloomberg reported. 
  3. Amgen becomes 10th drugmaker to restrict 340B discounts to safety net hospitals

    Beginning Jan. 3, Amgen will curtail drug discounts to safety net hospitals' contract pharmacies under the federal 340B program, Endpoints News reported Dec. 2.
  4. Biden plan requires payers to reimburse over-the-counter COVID-19 tests

    As part of a larger plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 this winter, President Joe Biden announced that private insurers must begin to cover over-the-counter COVID-19 tests.
  1. Backlash highlights pressure on hospitals to prescribe unproven COVID-19 treatments

    Backlash in Montana and Idaho following hospitals' refusal to treat patients with unproven drugs have shed light on the growing pressure healthcare workers face to use unauthorized treatments, Kaiser Health News reported Dec. 2.
  2. PBMs' profits are increasing while their revenue sources remain unclear, report says

    Between 2017 and 2019, pharmacy benefit managers' gross profit increased by 12 percent despite PBM retention of manufacturer rebates decreasing during this period, according to a report released Dec. 2 by the PBM Accountability Project.
  3. Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine works slightly better than Pfizer's, study says

    Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was slightly more effective than Pfizer's at preventing disease and subsequent negative outcomes among U.S. veterans, according to a study published Dec. 1 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
  4. 8 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported since Nov. 29:

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  1. Providence announces 2 new leadership appointments

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence announced the leadership appointments of Susan Stacey, BSN, RN, and Ruth Krystopolski.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent

    Ten health systems have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  3. Booster uptake jumps as omicron spurs some experts to rethink stance on 3rd doses

    The number of fully vaccinated adults who report getting a COVID-19 booster dose has more than doubled in the last month, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's latest COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor report released Dec. 2. 
  4. Counterfeit masks still widely sold, experts say

    Companies making and selling unreliable masks made nearly $30 million in sales in October, The New York Times reported Nov. 30.
  5. States where the omicron variant has been detected 

    The World Health Organization deemed coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 — also known as omicron — a variant of concern and the U.S. followed suit Nov. 30 also classifying it as a variant of concern. The nation's first cases have been reported as U.S. officials race to contain it. 
  6. Viewpoint: CMS vaccination requirement may do more harm than good 

    The vaccination mandate imposed by CMS may serve to worsen patient outcomes and place serious stress on hospitals and health systems, former CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote for The Wall Street Journal Dec. 1.
  7. 4 Black-led tech businesses tackling health equity 

    A new wave of Black-owned technology businesses are aiming to improve the way patients, especially people of color, communicate with physicians and empower them to take their health into their own hands, NPR reported Nov. 29
  8. West Virginia hospital workers reach agreement to end strike

    Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital and the Service Employees International Union District 1199 have reached a new contract, effectively ending a monthlong strike, according to union and hospital statements.
  9. Most patients still prefer in-person visits over telehealth, study shows

    Most Americans view telehealth as playing a role in the future of medical care. However, the majority still prefer an in-person visit over a virtual one, according to a study published Dec. 1 in JAMA Network Open.

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