Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 4 recent heart care partnerships

    Below are four partnerships and affiliations centered on cardiac and cardiovascular care announced recently.
  2. California practice's direct primary care model lends hand to uninsured

    The St. Luke's Family Practice in the Central Valley of California has a new strategy for providing direct primary healthcare in which patients who can afford it help pay for uninsured patients, Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 26.
  3. Maine unveils initiatives to strengthen, expand healthcare workforce

    Maine is pursuing tuition support programs that will provide financial support to allow more people to become medical professionals, part of initiatives to strengthen the state's healthcare workforce, Gov. Janet Mills announced Oct. 25.

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  1. TransUnion divests RCM unit in $1.74B deal

    nThrive, a healthcare revenue cycle management software-as-a-service platform, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TransUnion Healthcare, the healthcare data and analytics business of TransUnion.
  2. Congress weighs paid leave plan, but US still lags behind: 4 things to know

    If Congress accepts a plan to provide four weeks of paid leave, it would remove the U.S. from the list of only six countries worldwide that do not provide any form of national paid leave, The New York Times reported Oct. 25.
  3. Alaska still reporting highest COVID-19 cases per capita: See how other regions compare

    Alaska is still reporting the highest rate of COVID-19 cases per capita, above all other regions in the U.S., according to state and local health agency data cited by The New York Times
  4. LifePoint, Kindred to create new company with 79 hospitals: 8 things to know

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health and Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare will establish a new healthcare company with 79 hospital campuses when their deal is complete, the companies said Oct. 26.
  1. HCA, Encompass to close Kansas rehabilitation hospital

    Wichita, Kan.-based Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital is slated to close in March 2022, the Wichita Eagle reported Oct. 26. 
  2. Prospero Health expands in Tennessee, commits to hiring 530 total in next 5 years

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Prospero Health announced Oct. 25 an expansion of its headquarters to an 80,000-square-foot facility in downtown Memphis. 
  3. PBMs' drug formularies are rapidly shrinking, research shows

    The share of drugs covered by insurers is dropping at an increasingly fast pace, leaving many Americans with prescriptions their health plans don't cover, according to research released Oct. 26 by GoodRx.
  4. Centene reports revenue, profit growth since Q3 2020

    Centene reported consistent growth and an optimistic outlook on the year in its third quarter earnings report, released Oct. 26. 
  1. Major changes needed to bolster pandemic preparedness, global group says

    Significant changes are needed on a global scale to not only end the COVID-19 pandemic, but also prevent a future one, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board said in its annual report released Oct. 26.
  2. Luminis Health invests $29M in employee recruitment, retainment

    Luminis Health is offering a bonus to full-time bedside registered nurses with more than two decades of experience, part of a $29 million investment in employee recruitment and retention, the Annapolis, Md.-based health system said Oct. 26.
  3. American Society for Preventive Cardiology calls for diversity in clinical trials

    The American Society for Preventive Cardiology published a clinical practice statement in the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology calling for diversity of participants in clinical trials, according to an Oct. 26 press release.
  4. Health insurance premiums have grown at double the rate of hospital prices, AHA says

    The cost of health insurance premiums has grown at nearly double the rate of hospital prices in the last decade, according to a report from the American Hospital Association. 
  5. Google names new consumer, mental health exec: 5 details

    Google has appointed former Headspace executive Dr. Megan Jones as its first clinical director of consumer and mental health, a company spokesperson told Becker's Oct. 26. 
  6. Providence St. Vincent renames pavilion after donors who gifted $100M

    Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is renaming one of its pavilions after Phil and Penny Knight, who have gifted more than $100 million to the Portland, Ore., hospital. 
  7. Cigna, Mary Washington Health Alliance strike multiyear agreement

    Cigna and Virginia-based Mary Washington Health Alliance have reached a multiyear agreement to maintain members' access to the system's provider network.
  8. Half of world has received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    Fifty percent of the world's population — more than 3.84 billion people — has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to The New York Times' vaccination tracker, which was last updated Oct. 26.
  9. What 5 pharmacy execs would tell parents unsure about vaccinating young children against COVID-19

    Approval for the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11 is expected soon, as the White House on Oct. 20 detailed its plan for quickly vaccinating this age group. Many parents are apprehensive about vaccinating their young children against COVID-19, so Becker's gathered advice on the matter from chief pharmacy officers at health systems across the country.

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