Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How Henry Ford Health System is handling pushback on vaccine mandate

    As more hospitals and health systems make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for employees, they are addressing concerns from unvaccinated workers, while navigating the pandemic's trajectory and a delta variant that is spreading. Here, Bob Riney, president of healthcare operations and COO of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, discusses how it's approaching its mandate and offers advice to peers related to enforcement.
  2. Georgia could receive $500M from Medicaid overpayments

    Georgia could recoup $500 million from state Medicaid insurers it overpaid in 2020 and 2021, the Albany Herald reported Aug. 1.
  3. Serious reactions to Pfizer shot rare in kids, CDC finds

    Mild local and systemic reactions to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine are common among adolescents, while serious adverse events are rare, according to CDC data published July 30.

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  1. NYC Health + Hospitals names hospital after Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    NYC Health + Hospitals is renaming its Brooklyn campus undergoing renovations after the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  2. 10 latest hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From the Department of Justice intervening in false claims lawsuits against Kaiser Permanente to Prime Healthcare Services agreeing to settle kickback allegations, here are the latest hospital lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  3. Lung cancer patients who quit smoking see survival benefit, study finds

    Lung cancer patients who quit smoking after diagnosis lived nearly 22 months longer than patients who continued smoking, according to research published July 27 in Annals of Internal Medicine.
  4. Adventist Health CEO leaving at year's end to establish family foundation

    Scott Reiner, RN, is leaving as CEO of Adventist Health at the end of the year to create a family foundation focused on global health and well-being, the Roseville, Calif.-based health system said Aug. 2.

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  1. White House enlists army of TikTok stars to combat vaccine hesitancy

    Young people have the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates of any eligible age group in the U.S. The White House is tackling the issue by paying social media influencers, particularly those who post on TikTok, to encourage their audiences to get their shots, The New York Times reported Aug. 1.
  2. Lockdowns unlikely for US amid delta COVID-19 surge, Fauci says

    The U.S. is unlikely to resume lockdowns amid the nationwide COVID-19 surge driven by the highly transmissible delta variant, Anthony Fauci, MD, the White House's chief medical adviser, said during an Aug. 1 interview on ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
  3. 10 most expensive popular generic drugs in the US

    Tadalafil, which has an average monthly cash price of $518, is the most expensive generic drug in the U.S., according to research released July 29 by pharmacy discount company GoodRx.
  4. Larger share of LGBT patients report negative provider experience than non-LGBT people, survey finds

    More than one-third of LGBT patients said they had a negative provider experience in the last two years, compared to 22 percent of non-LGBT people, according to recent survey findings from Kaiser Family Foundation.
  1. Mayo Clinic reinstates universal masking for staff

    Mayo Clinic will again require staff members to wear masks in Mayo buildings, regardless of role and COVID-19 vaccination status, the Rochester, Minn.-based health system said.
  2. Florida sees record COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases; hospitals postpone elective surgeries

    Florida is reporting a new record of COVID-19 hospitalizations and now accounts for one in five new cases nationwide, Bloomberg reported July 31.
  3. Michigan hospital gives employees, new hires temporary $3 per hour pay bump

    New hires and employees of Holland (Mich.) Hospital will receive an extra $3 more per hour over the coming months as part of a new incentive program, the hospital said.
  4. Chinese researchers reupload COVID-19 data deleted from NIH database

    Chinese researchers uploaded COVID-19 genetic sequences to a scientific database more than a year after they took them off the National Institutes of Health's database, The New York Times reported July 30. 
  5. NPs get prison time for telemedicine fraud

    Two nurse practitioners have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution for conspiring to defraud Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department announced July 30. 
  6. Physicians worry simultaneous RSV, COVID-19 outbreaks will overwhelm pediatric units: 7 notes

    Physicians at some U.S. hospitals are worried an unseasonable spike in respiratory syncytial virus combined with an uptick in COVID-19 cases among children could soon overwhelm pediatric units, The New York Times reported Aug. 1. 
  7. Illinois hospitals sued over plan to create 4-hospital system

    An outpatient surgery center in Illinois is suing to block Carbondale, Ill.-based Southern Illinois Hospital Services from acquiring Harrisburg (Ill.) Medical Center. 
  8. States ranked by COVID-19 death rates: Aug. 5

    As of Aug. 5, more than 614,800 people in the U.S. had died after contracting COVID-19, according to The New York Times.
  9. MUSC completes purchase of 3 LifePoint hospitals

    The Medical University of South Carolina on Aug. 1 finalized its acquisition of three hospitals, a freestanding emergency room and affiliated physician practices owned by Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health, according to The Post and Courier.

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