Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mount Sinai's new way of keeping low-acuity patients out of the ED

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has started a program offering telehealth services to patients with less severe conditions who call 911, making it the first system in the state to do so. 
  2. 'What they've done is extremely evil': Hospital closures spark questions about private equity in healthcare

    Private equity has piled into healthcare in recent years, but one company's recent moves have some questioning whether it belongs in the industry.
  3. Hartford HealthCare to launch healthcare startups with new venture capital partnership

    Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare has partnered with venture capital firm Connecticut Innovations to help launch healthcare startups. 

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  1. Moody's downgrades Westchester County Health Care and Charity Health System credit rating

    Moody's Investors Service downgraded the ratings of Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester County Health Care Corp. and Charity Health System from "Baa2" to "Baa3." 
  2. New digital health CPT codes launching in 2023

    As medicine continues its digital shift, new billing codes are being added next year for specialties like remote therapeutic monitoring and digital ophthalmology.
  3. Flu, COVID-19 activity up after Thanksgiving: 5 notes

    Flu hospitalizations sat at a 10-year high the week of Thanksgiving and COVID-19 cases have risen since the holiday, though respiratory syncytial virus appears to have peaked in some parts of the U.S., CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said Dec. 5. 
  4. Lifespan reports Q4 $46M loss, sustaining 2022 decline

    Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan reported multimillion dollar losses both for the fourth quarter and full year amid a familiar litany of labor and supply shortages as well as investment losses.

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  1. Ascension posts $118.6M loss in Q3

    St. Louis-based Ascension reported higher expenses in the three months ended Sept. 30 and ended the quarter with a loss, according to recently released financial documents. 
  2. 15 health systems outsourcing RCM functions

    Becker's has reported on 15 health systems that have opted to outsource finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions since Jan. 1:
  3. DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan CEO to exit

    Kathy Donovan, MSN, RN, CEO of Children's Hospital of Michigan and Detroit Medical Center Group COO, is leaving the organization, according to a hospital statement shared with Becker's.
  4. IHI starts National Coalition for Equity in Healthcare with AMA, Race Forward

    The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has partnered with the American Medical Association and others to create Rise to Health: a National Coalition for Equity in Healthcare, which launched Dec. 6.

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  1. Ohio heart center 1st in world to study efficacy of diastolic heart failure treatment

    Columbus-based Ohio State University's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital is the first in the world to study the clinical benefits of a device used to treat diastolic heart failure.
  2. Advocate Health names leadership team in wake of merger

    Advocate Health, a newly combined system resulting from the merger of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health, has named its executive leadership team.
  3. Michael Dowling: 6 ground rules for cost cutting

    A difficult year for hospital and health system finances brought with it renewed attention to expenditures. Scrutinizing costs is a job that should be done with the same amount of precision and care as your top surgeons in the OR, because one mistaken move can cause several complications and long-term damage.
  4. A priceless way leaders can support their clinicians, per NewYork-Presbyterian's chief medical officer

    As a physician executive, Deepa Kumaraiah, MD, is constantly thinking about ways to protect her clinicians time.  
  5. 85-clinician multispecialty practice in Florida lands private equity investment

    Private equity firm Ascend Capital Partners made an investment in a large value-based care physician group.
  6. 12 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Twelve chief medical and nursing officer moves Becker's has covered since Nov. 18: 
  7. JPMorgan wants to bring back 60-minute doctor's appointments

    The demise of Haven — a coalition of three big employers aiming to lower the cost of healthcare for their workers — was met with a surprising reaction from Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase: "We want to do this again." 
  8. 6 Mississippi hospitals face closure by summer 2023, MHA CEO says

    Tim Moore, president and CEO of the Mississippi Hospital Association, said as many as six Mississippi hospitals are at risk of closing by mid-2023, SuperTalk reported Dec. 5. 
  9. US News names 2022-23 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

    U.S. News and World Report released a list Dec. 6 recognizing 297 hospitals for maternity care.

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