Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Many community clinics haven't been paid for COVID-19 vaccine administration

    Many community clinics haven't been reimbursed for administering COVID-19 shots since the vaccines obtained emergency use authorization, Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 11.
  2. Healthcare has lost half a million workers since 2020

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. has seen healthcare workers leave their jobs, and the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed another decline.
  3. Best Buy to acquire remote care monitoring platform: 5 details

    Best Buy signed an agreement to acquire remote patient monitoring and telehealth company Current Health, the company said Oct. 12.

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  1. COVID-19 cases up in 8 states, down in 27, flat in 15

    Over the last week, seven-day COVID-19 case averages have risen in eight states, are flat in 15 and dropping in 27, according to data tracked by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
  2. Anesthesiologists ask for investigation on alleged UnitedHealth anti-competitive actions

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists called on the Justice Department Oct. 7 to have its Antitrust Division investigate alleged anti-competitive behavior from UnitedHealth Group. 
  3. Dana-Farber reverses trustee investment policy

    Two longtime Dana-Farber Cancer Institute trustees have resigned, and the Boston-based institute will no longer permit board member investment in hospital startups after a recent Boston Globe investigation revealed that some trustees had opportunities for personal enrichment through investing in hospital-grounded startups.
  4. Why partnerships are a primary focus of a California CEO's strategy

    As the new CEO of Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital, John Hennelly is focused on partnerships, he told the Sonoma Index-Tribune.
  1. Poll finds many Americans' health, finances still far from baseline due to pandemic

    Even as COVID-19 infections begin to fall more than a year and a half into the pandemic, many Americans continue to face severe financial problems and disruptions to healthcare access, poll findings released Oct. 12 found. 
  2. Texas governor bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Oct. 11 banning any entity in the state, including private employers, from enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandates. 
  3. States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: Oct. 18

    Here are the rates of positive COVID-19 tests in each state, along with the number of new cases most recently reported and number of tests conducted per 100,000 people. 
  4. Which states have CON laws? A breakdown

    Certificate-of-need laws require healthcare providers to get approval from state regulators before expanding facilities or investing in technology. 
  1. 3 strategies for leading with gender equity in mind

    Women have been detrimentally affected by the pandemic economically, with women's workforce participation reaching its lowest point in decades. Here are three ways companies can adjust culture to encourage gender equity in the workplace, Harvard Business Review reported Oct. 11. 
  2. Equitas Health responds to racism claims 

    Columbus, Ohio-based Equitas Health CEO Bill Hardy has released a statement in response to allegations of racial discrimination at the company amid calls for him to step down from his role, The Columbus Dispatch reported Oct. 8. 
  3. Investor pushes sale of Healthcare Trust of America, citing underperformance

    Citing underperformance and "untenable" status quo, one of the largest investors in Healthcare Trust of America urged the company to launch a strategic review and explore a potential sale of its real estate trust. 
  4. 7 things to know ahead of UnitedHealth's Q3 earnings report

    UnitedHealth Group will release its third quarter earnings report Oct. 14, which analysts expect to bring upsides for the company after a quarter of moves throughout the company's subsidiaries. 
  5. Appeals court upholds Tennessee's Medicaid reimbursement cap

    The Court of Appeals in Nashville, Tenn., ruled that TennCare, the state's Medicaid program, did not violate a state law when it imposed a $50 reimbursement limitation for nonemergent medical services provided by emergency department physicians, according to court documents filed Oct. 7.
  6. Why menu diversity matters in boosting healthcare inclusivity, equity

    A range of food is important to achieve a strong healthcare system for diverse patients, according to Minakshi Raj, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology and community health at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  7. Fitch: Hospital credit downgrades outpace upgrades in Q3

    As of the end of the third quarter, 88.5 percent of the nonprofit hospital and health system sector had stable rating outlooks, while 6.5 percent had positive rating outlooks and 4.2 percent had negative rating outlooks, an Oct. 11 Fitch Ratings report showed.
  8. 8 recent health IT, innovation partnerships: Intermountain, Truveta & more  

    Here are eight recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations. 
  9. 5 health tech companies mandating vaccines for workers: Epic, Cerner & more  

    As hospitals and health systems across the U.S. roll out vaccine mandates for workers, some healthcare technology companies are following suit. 

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