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  1. Disparities in newborn screenings leave some children undiagnosed for rare disorders

    Variations in newborn screening tests between states leave some children undiagnosed and untreated for rare conditions that require early intervention, according to Bloomberg.com.
  2. Slow adoption of $83M Epic EHR costs Covenant Health millions in losses & 12 other health IT notes

    Here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Apple, Epic and Google.
  3. Pharmacist salary across most common work settings

    Pharmacists that work at general merchandise stores have the highest average salary per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The revenue cycle has evolved and so have medical coders

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  1. Altaire pharmaceuticals expands recall of OTC ophthalmic products

    Altaire Pharmaceuticals is expanding its recall of over-the-counter eye drops and ointments due to sterility concerns. 
  2. Hackers try to reroute payroll deposits at Texas health system

    After Wise Health System fell victim to a phishing attack, the hackers used the information to access an employee's information in an attempt to reroute direct deposit checks, according to the Wise County Messenger.
  3. 10 most-prescribed drugs in the US in Q2

    Below are the 10 most prescribed drugs during the three months ended June 30, according to GoodRx's latest quarterly report.
  4. Hospital boards lack tech experience: 5 things to know

    Only 4 percent of hospital and health system boards have members with direct technology experience relevant to healthcare technology, a second quarter 2019 Black Book survey found.

Preparing for healthcare's future — Key considerations for technology adoption.

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  1. Indiana children's hospital shutters psychiatric unit

    Indianapolis-based Riley Hospital for Children shut down its 20-bed psychiatric unit this spring, just three years after the facility opened in 2016, according to The Indianapolis Star.
  2. Leapfrog: Most hospitals don't meet surgical volume standards for safety

    Most hospitals do not meet The Leapfrog Group's surgical volume standards, which outline the minimum number of surgeries a hospital must report annually to limit the risk of patient harm, according to the group's 2019 Inpatient Surgery Report.
  3. Overdose deaths decrease for 1st time in 3 decades

    Overdose-related deaths have fallen for the first time since 1990, according to preliminary CDC data cited by The New York Times.
  4. House committee advances No Surprises Act with arbitration: 4 healthcare reactions

    Reactions from hospital and physician groups were generally positive after the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation to end surprise medical bills, with the addition of third-party arbitration.

The real-world benefits of RTBC technology and intentional prescribing. 

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  1. Denials, claims delays and outsourcing: 6 survey findings on RCM metrics

    A new American Medical Group Association survey provides insights into revenue cycle management metrics at U.S. medical practices, including denials, claims lag times and staffing.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise in the last week:
  3. Michael Englehart to take over as interim CEO of Mount Carmel Health System

    Trinity Health selected Michael Englehart to serve as interim CEO of Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, effective July 25.
  4. UnitedHealth records $3.3B profit in Q2

    UnitedHealth Group saw its revenue and net income increase in the second quarter of 2019, buoyed by growth in its Medicare and Optum lines.
  5. CHS shares sink again

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems closed July 17 at $2.11, their lowest closing price ever and down 9.4 percent from the day prior.
  6. 4 health systems team up to save Philadelphia hospital

    Four healthcare organizations based in Philadelphia have created a consortium to collectively negotiate with American Academic Health System for the potential purchase of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
  7. Hahnemann University Hospital reveals timeline for closure

    Hahnemann University Hospital ended some services July 17, and the Philadelphia-based hospital will continue to scale back services until it closes in early September, according to WPVI-TV.
  8. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CFOs during the past week.
  9. 20 most beautiful hospitals in the US

    Pipestone (Minn.) County Medical Center and Family Clinic Avera is the most beautiful hospital in the U.S. in 2019, according to Soliant Health's annual list of the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America. 

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