Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Providence's collection agencies broke the law while collecting medical debts, Washington AG says

    Two collection agencies have been added to the Washington attorney general's lawsuit against 14 Providence-affiliated hospitals. 
  2. Flagler Health+ explores joining another system

    St. Augustine, Fla.-based Flagler Health+ announced that the board of trustees and leadership team began a formal process to explore joining a 'like-minded health system,' according to an Aug. 9 press release from the organization.
  3. Credit score provider to exclude all medical debts from scores

    Credit-score provider VantageScore Solutions said it will stop factoring all medical debts that are in collections into its scores, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 10. 

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  1. 'Talent management must be pursued daily': Houston Methodist VP of revenue cycle operations on the challenges and successes she's seeing now

    Like many Houstonians, Houston Methodist Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations Lisa Schillaci began her career in the oil and gas industry, but when the opportunity came up to work in the healthcare industry, she jumped at the opportunity. 
  2. 10 states with the largest increases to travel nurse pay

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in July in the U.S. was $2,997, up 12 percent from $2,681 during the same time in 2021, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace. 
  3. TikTok parent buys 7-hospital chain in China for $1.5B

    Beijing-based social media giant ByteDance has acquired one of China's largest private hospital chains for about $1.5 billion, according to an Aug. 9 report from Bloomberg.
  4. 16% of hospitals complying with price transparency rule

    A new report from PatientRightsAdvocate.org finds that most U.S. hospitals continue to hide actual prices from consumers nearly 20 months after the Hospital Price Transparency Rule went into effect, according to an Aug. 9 press release from the organization.

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  1. Duke LifePoint hospital to retain Medicare contract

    Wilson (N.C.) Medical Center will retain its Medicare contract following a state survey in May that identified immediate jeopardy to patients' health and safety. 
  2. Cerner to pay $1.8M in racial discrimination case

    Cerner has agreed to pay $1.8 million in back pay and interest over claims it discriminated against Black and Asian applicants, according to an Aug. 9 U.S. Labor Department news release.
  3. Allscripts can be sued in Puerto Rico, court rules

    A U.S. appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit in Puerto Rico against Allscripts, but noted that the EHR vendor is open to being sued in the U.S. territory, Law360 reported Aug. 8.
  4. FDA clears strategy to stretch supplies of monkeypox vaccine: 4 outbreak updates

    The FDA on Aug. 9 issued an emergency use authorization for a strategy that will expand the nation's supply of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine and allow high-risk children under the age of 18 to receive it. The move comes as confirmed U.S. cases near 9,000. 
  1. What CIOs learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

    When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S. in 2020 life slowed down for many people, but for health system CIOs things sped up. With new technologies needed to solve healthcare challenges, health systems CIOs learned to produce quality work in record time, to embrace change and that their teams were invaluable. 
  2. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital names Sherron Rogers CFO

    Sherron Rogers has been named St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital's new CFO. 
  3. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Aug. 3: 
  4. What makes an effective leader, per UC Davis Health's CFO

    Cheryl Sadro serves as CFO at Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health. 
  5. Kaleida Health workers plan picket amid bargaining

    Members of the Communications Workers of America and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East plan to hold a public informational picket Aug. 18 at two Kaleida Health campuses in Buffalo, N.Y.
  6. Lab equipment maker recalls 4.1M viral tubes, swabs

    Chinese manufacturer Haimen Shengbang Laboratory Equipment recalled 4.1 million viral transport media containers and swabs, the FDA said Aug. 9.
  7. Azenta to buy cold vaccine packaging company for $495M

    Manufacturing company Azenta entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B Medical Systems, a global distributor that supplies products designed to store and transport goods that require cold temperatures, such as some of the COVID-19 vaccines.
  8. 5 medications not related to pregnancy tossed into post-Roe chaos

    With physicians hesitant to prescribe drugs that may have the side effect of terminating a pregnancy after the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, here are five medications that have been or could soon be targeted, according to The Washington Post:
  9. HHS investing $60M to improve rural healthcare

    HHS is investing $60 million in programs aiming to grow the healthcare workforce and increase access to care in rural communities. 

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