Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 5 big ideas in healthcare innovation

    From their thoughts on how to implement the right tech-enabled healthcare tools to what sets their digital strategy apart from others, here are five quotes about the role of innovation in healthcare that hospital executives shared with Becker's Hospital Review in November:
  2. Maine board suspends physician's license over alleged COVID-19 misinformation

    A Maine regulatory board said it suspended a physician's license to practice after reviewing multiple COVID-19 "exemption letters" signed by Paul Gosselin, DO, as well as provider reports that Dr. Gosselin spread misinformation about the virus.
  3. CMS releases implementation documents for surprise-billing rule

    CMS has released 11 documents that serve as guidance for providers as they work to comply with the No Surprises Act.

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  1. Supreme Court justices baffled by Medicare payment rule

    Several justices on the Supreme Court seemed reluctant Nov. 29 to reinstate changes HHS made to how Medicare payments are calculated for hospitals that serve a disproportionate number of low-income patients, according to Bloomberg Law. 
  2. Jury says UnitedHealthcare underpaid TeamHealth claims, will award provider $2M

    The jury ruling on a Nevada lawsuit between TeamHealth and UnitedHealthcare sided against the payer in a Nov. 29 decision. 
  3. Hospital margins sink again as labor expenses mount: Kaufman Hall

    U.S. hospitals and health systems saw a second consecutive month of margin declines as labor expenses continue to pressure providers, according to a Nov. 30 report from healthcare consulting firm Kaufman Hall. 
  4. Cerner in the headlines: 8 November updates 

    From welcoming its first chief health officer to collaborating on organ donations, here are eight updates on Cerner's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November. 
  1. California hospital to be sold or close in January

    Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital said it will be forced to shut down if it is not able to secure a buyer by Jan. 28, according to Good Times Santa Cruz. 
  2. 19 countries reporting omicron cases

    The omicron coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has spread to at least 19 countries, according to CNN.
  3. CDC expands COVID booster recommendations amid omicron concerns

    The CDC expanded its official COVID-19 vaccine booster recommendations Nov. 29, now including all American adults.
  4. HCA to build 3 hospitals in Florida

    HCA Healthcare, a 183-hospital system based in Nashville, Tenn., is expanding its footprint in Florida. 
  1. Judge blocks federal vaccination mandate for healthcare workers in 10 states

    In 10 states, including Missouri, a federal judge has blocked a CMS mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccination for eligible staff at healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs, the Springfield News-Leader reported.
  2. Cedars-Sinai rolls out twin robots to reduce nurses' workload

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai has implemented new technology to reduce nurses' daily workload: twin clinical assistant robots named Moxi, the health system said in a Nov. 29 blog post. 
  3. Fitch places Athenahealth on rating watch negative amid $17B acquisition

    Fitch Ratings placed Athenahealth on rating watch negative following the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR vendor's recent agreement to be acquired by private equity firms Hellman & Friedman and Bain Capital.
  4. NYC reimposes indoor mask advisory

    Under a mask advisory issued Nov. 29, health officials in New York City urged all residents to wear a mask in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status, ABC7 New York reports. 
  5. Fox Chase Cancer Center CEO steps down

    Richard Fisher, MD, has stepped down from his role as president and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, the organization said Nov. 24.
  6. Virtua Health names vice president of clinical operations for cardiovascular services

    Camden, N.J.-based Virtua Health named Chun (Dan) Choi, MD, as vice president of clinical operations for cardiovascular services, according to a Nov. 29 press release.
  7. Prime makes offer to prevent California hospital from closing

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Foundation proposed a deal that could save the aging Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, Calif., from closing, according to the Daily Press. 
  8. Banner Health's net income reaches $667M through Q3

    Phoenix-based Banner Health saw its revenue, operating income and net income grow in the first nine months of 2021 when compared to the same period last year, according to its recently released financial report. 
  9. 8 healthcare orgs urge Congress to prevent $14.1B in Medicare payment cuts

    In a Nov. 29 letter, eight organizations representing hospitals and health systems across the U.S. urged Congress to prevent more than $14 billion in Medicare payment cuts. 

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