Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. AHA urges CMS to finalize prior authorization reform rule

    The American Hospital Association is urging CMS to finalize its proposed rule for reforming the prior authorization process but has suggested some changes, including shortening the amount of time payers have to make a determination. 
  2. 3 health systems enhancing their EHRs

    Hospitals and health systems are adding new software, tools and tech upgrades to their EHRs to build upon their systems' offerings. 
  3. Digital health funding slumps to $7B: 5 key others trends to know

    Venture capital investments for digital health in 2022 hit $7 billion, down 55 percent from 2021 when investments totaled $15.6 billion, according to a March 10 report from PitchBook. 
  1. Mark Cuban scrambled to make payroll for Cost Plus amid Silicon Valley Bank collapse

    When Silicon Valley Bank collapsed March 10, Mark Cuban joined hundreds of tech company executives scrambling to recover funds and make payroll, but he considers himself lucky, according to Fortune.
  2. March Madness to cost employers $17B in lost productivity

    The upcoming March Madness basketball tournament will cost employers $17.3 billion in lost productivity, according to a recent estimate from Challenger, Gray & Christmas. 
  3. CDC, FDA respond to Florida surgeon general's COVID vaccine claims

    In an effort to "correct the associated misinterpretations and misinformation" about COVID-19 vaccines, the FDA and CDC wrote a joint response to Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, MD, after he claimed the vaccines pose severe risks.
  4. The people providing $600 billion in unpaid care

    A study from the AARP Public Policy Institute found family caregivers in the U.S. provide $600 billion worth of unpaid care each year.

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  1. Medical societies update hand hygiene guidelines, add 2 more

    Five medical societies collaborated to publish updated hand hygiene recommendations for preventing healthcare-associated infections through hand hygiene at acute care facilities, Wolters Kluwer reported March 13.
  2. Trinity hospital taps new chief medical officer

    Trinity Health-owned Chelsea (Mich.) Hospital has named Fazleomar Mahmood, MD, as its new chief medical officer.
  3. 5 health systems zeroing in on exec teams, administration

    At least five health systems announced changes to executive ranks and administration teams in February and March. 
  4. New York hospital goes international with nurse recruiting

    Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Memorial Medical Center is using its new international nursing program to fill staffing gaps. 

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  1. West Virginia hospital to close ASC, cut home health services

    Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital, part of Mountain Health Network, will close its CHH Surgery Center, effective April 28, and phase out its home health services over the next 90 days to better align its resources and reduce costs amid financial headwinds.
  2. Strong market share, financial profile boosts Baptist Health South Florida

    Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida, a 12-hospital system, has had its rating on various bonds affirmed at "AA-" as it enjoys a growing market share and a healthy financial profile, S&P Global said March 10.
  3. Please do ban noncompetes, emergency physicians urge FTC

    Hospitals and the physicians who practice in their emergency rooms do not see eye to eye on the Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule to ban noncompete clauses in employment contracts. 
  4. Mosaic Life Care taps CFO

    Drew Keesbury has been appointed CFO of St. Joseph, Mo.-based Mosaic Life Care, effective April 10. He will replace Tom Bieterman, who is retiring as interim CFO. 
  5. Nearly half of US job ads include salaries

    Job seekers have greater access to information on compensation today than in years past, with salary ranges appearing on nearly half of the jobs posted on one search site. 
  6. Connecticut looks to lower facility fees

    New legislation pushed by Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont would end facility fees charged at freestanding offices and clinics away from hospitals and create stricter reporting requirements for facility fees, reported March 13.
  7. 3 ways a Kaiser Permanente physician aims to restore joy in medicine

    A California medical group created a simple strategy that aims to restore joy and meaning to medicine.
  8. Providence, Luna partner on physical therapy

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence is partnering with in-home physical therapy provider Luna to expand its home-based physical therapy services.
  9. New York physician dies in snowmobile crash

    Mark Funt, MD, a New York physician, died in a snowmobile crash March 10, the Village Times Herald reported.

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