Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Senators eyeing $1K healthcare vouchers in Medicare expansion interim

    Amid Democrats pushing to pass a $3.5 trillion social spending plan, some senators are considering providing seniors with $1,000 healthcare vouchers that could be used for immediate care until Medicare coverage is extended.
  2. What 6 health experts are saying about booster shots in the general population

    The White House said it will begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines to the general public Sept. 20, but the plan has yet to receive approval from the FDA or CDC, and health experts appear torn about whether now is the time to give booster shots to everyone in the U.S. 
  3. Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shot data: 5 things to know

    The FDA released a 53-page analysis from Pfizer Sept. 15 in which the drugmaker outlines data it says supports the authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine. 

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  1. Prove it, hospital asks unvaccinated employees claiming religious exemption

    An attestation form from Conway (Ark.) Regional Health System asks employees requesting a religious exemption from the hospital's COVID-19 vaccine mandate to confirm they will not use certain everyday medications, such as Benadryl, Sudafed and Tylenol, in alignment with their sincerely held religious belief.
  2. Michigan governor proposes $220M Lansing public health lab replacement

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed a $1.4 billion healthcare package Sept. 14, including $220 million to build a new public health lab in Lansing and $115 million to update health IT systems.
  3. FEMA to cover NYC Health + Hospitals' $900M COVID-19 tab

    The U.S. government has agreed to reimburse NYC Health + Hospitals for nearly $900 million in pandemic-related emergency expenses, the Daily News reported Sept. 15. 
  4. Google switches health gears — Who's leading what now

    Google is switching up its healthcare strategy since announcing its dismantling of Google Health, according to a Sept. 15 Insider report.
  1. Health Choice Network inks $400M Epic EHR deal for 44 health centers  

    Miami, Fla.-based Health Choice Network is partnering with Epic to launch a new integrated EHR system across its healthcare provider network, HCN said Sept. 14. 
  2. How vaccination rates are changing in each state: Up in 12, down in 38

    An average of 779,700 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day were administered in the past week, a 4 percent decrease from the week before, according to The Washington Post.
  3. 'We no longer have the staff, the space, or the beds': Providence Alaska Medical Center activates crisis standards of care

    Anchorage-based Providence Alaska Medical Center, the state's largest hospital, has activated crisis standards of care for the hospital, which is facing a shortage of staff and other resources amid the latest COVID-19 surge.
  4. DOJ will take firm stance against 'killer acquisitions': 5 things to know 

    The Department of Justice will not back down from enforcing antitrust laws against so-called "killer acquisitions," where dominant companies purchase startups before they can become competitive threats, according to Justice Department Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta. 
  1. Scammers spoof CoxHealth's name, try to steal patients' info 

    CoxHealth warned patients Sept. 14 of a phone scam in which someone posing as the Springfield, Mo.-based health system tries to sell patients medical equipment or steal their personal information. 
  2. California medical group grows to 4,200 physicians

    San Ramon, Calif.-based Hill Physicians Medical Group will grow to more than 4,220 physicians with the addition of NorthBay Medical Group providers in October. 
  3. Global COVID-19 cases drop for 1st time in 2 months, WHO report finds

    Nearly 4 million new COVID-19 cases were reported globally from Sept. 6-12, marking the first decline in weekly cases in more than two months, the World Health Organization reported in a Sept. 14 update. 
  4. Montana National Guard to help state's lab with COVID-19 response

    Seven volunteer Montana National Guard soldiers will begin assisting the state's lab Sept. 15 with its COVID-19 response, the governor's office said. 
  5. Vanderbilt to propose 42-bed hospital near 8-bed Ascension facility

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center plans to file an amended plan for a 42-bed hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., according to the Daily News Journal.
  6. Northwell Health's nurse choir in America's Got Talent final

    A choir of nurses from Northwell Health was one of five groups to compete in the America's Got Talent finals Sept. 14.
  7. 6 transactions involving HCA Healthcare

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has entered into or completed several acquisition and divestiture agreements since May 1.
  8. Biden, health execs to meet on vaccination strategies

    President Joe Biden will meet Sept. 15 with the CEOs of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other companies about his plan to fight the pandemic, including vaccination mandates, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  9. Physician 'gold card' law to reduce prior authorization delays in Texas

    A new Texas law took effect in September seeking to cut prior authorization delays by rewarding physicians with high prior authorization approval rates, according to the American Medical Association.

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