Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 13 hospitals hit with immediate jeopardy citations in 2024

    Thirteen U.S. hospitals have been placed under immediate jeopardy warnings in late 2023 and 2024, placing them at risk of losing federal funding from CMS.
  2. Tampa General to open colon cancer center after 'transformational' gift

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital has received a "substantial" gift to develop a center of colorectal cancer excellence. 
  3. 26 states that have seen 'substantial increase' in COVID-19 ED cases

    A summer wave of COVID-19 continues to make its way throughout the country, increasing the number of emergency department visits in more than half of the U.S. substantially, according to CDC data published July 12. 

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  1. Montana hospital reshuffles top leadership

    Jennifer Savage, who had been serving as interim CEO of Warm Springs-based Montana State Hospital since January, is no longer a state employee, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Health and Human Services, confirmed to Becker's.
  2. Florida system supply team slices email volume in half

    A 12-hospital system is jumping two tall hurdles in the supply chain industry: Invoice match exceptions and delays in contract renewals. 
  3. Rhode Island AG asks court to hold Prospect in contempt over unpaid bills

    Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha has filed a motion in Providence County Superior Court to hold Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings in contempt for a refusal to comply with a court order to pay $17 million in unpaid bills to hospital vendors.
  4. California hospital fined 8 years after patient death

    Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, Calif., was recently fined $75,000 for inadequate obstetric care that led to an infant's death in 2016, The San Diego Union Tribune reported July 15.

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  1. Using ChatGPT to generate payer appeals? A Georgia system is 'playing around' with it

    What if a denied prior authorization request could be appealed using ChatGPT? It's an idea being discussed at Grady Health in Atlanta.
  2. Palomar Health Medical Group taps interim president

    Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health has appointed Russ Riehl interim president of its medical group.
  3. NASA-inspired command centers boost efficiency at health systems

    Health systems like Oregon Health and Sciences University, Johns Hopkins Health System and Tampa General Hospital are implementing command centers in a bid to centralize decision-making, Deloitte reported July 15. 
  4. 'Baby bust' pushes rural hospitals to close obstetrics units

    More Americans are having fewer or no children, resulting in a "baby bust" that is causing hospitals to shutter their labor and delivery units, NPR reported July 15.

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  1. Atlantic Health, physician group to form JV

    Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System plans to form a joint venture with Premier Health Associates, a multispecialty group focusing on primary care across 16 locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  2. 5 health systems naming chief revenue cycle officers

    Here are five health systems that have made chief revenue cycle officer hires in 2024: 
  3. Change breach disrupts two-midnight rule analysis for hospitals

    The cyberattack on Change Healthcare in February significantly disrupted administrative healthcare processes around the country, including some hospitals' ability to track the effects of a new Medicare Advantage policy from CMS that rolled out earlier this year.
  4. Howard University moves plans for $650M DC hospital forward

    Washington, D.C.-based Howard University is moving plans forward for a new $650 million hospital that would be in front of its existing Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
  5. 10 worst states for quality of life: CNBC

    Of the 10 worst states for quality of life, six are in the South, according to a July 13 CNBC report. 
  6. Ascension heart center named after donors

    Ascension Saint Joseph-Joliet (Ill.) dedicated the new Jay & Lori Bergman Heart Hospital on July 9.
  7. Top 10 CMS citations for nonprofit, for-profit hospitals in 2024

    So far in 2024, hospitals are most frequently cited for issues with supervision of nursing care and patient rights, according to CMS data obtained by Becker's. 
  8. IU Health to build $421M Indiana hospital

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health has shared plans to construct a $421 million hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  9. Good Samaritan Hospital names chief nursing officer

    Good Samaritan Hospital has appointed Brenda Winkler, MSN, RN, to the role of chief nursing officer. Ms. Winkler has worked with the Vincennes, Ind.-based hospital for 37 years. 

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