Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Top 10 medical technology acquisitions this year

    Johnson & Johnson's acquisition of Auris Health, a maker of robotic diagnostics and surgical devices, tops market researcher EvaluatePharma's list of the 10 largest acquisitions  in medical technology this year. 
  2. California firm seeks to reopen bidding for Hahnemann residency slots with $60M offer

    A California firm has said it would increase its bid to $60 million for Philadelphia-based Hahnemann University Hospital's more than 550 residency slots if bidding was renewed, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  3. Hospital closures in Ohio, W.Va. will result in 1,200 layoffs

    East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry and Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va., will lay off about 1,200 employees when they close in October, according to The Intelligencer.

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  1. New York physician admits to manslaughter after patient dies of overdose

    A New York City physician faces four to nine years in prison after pleading guilty Aug. 13 to second-degree manslaughter for writing prescriptions for a powerful narcotic that led to a patient's death from overdose, according to a press release from New York Attorney General Letitia James.
  2. Medicare Advantage growth among biggest for-profit payers

    All but one of the five largest for-profit payers saw double-digit growth in their Medicare Advantage membership in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.
  3. Ex-CEO says he was 'scapegoat' for Vermont hospital's financial ills

    Former Springfield (Vt.) Hospital CEO Tim Ford filed a lawsuit against the hospital board, the current CEO, the interim CEO and operator Quorum Health Resources, alleging he was the board's "scapegoat" for the hospital's financial issues, VT Digger reports.
  4. Washington health system on path out of bankruptcy after changing billing companies

    Astria Health, a three-hospital health system based in Sunnyside, Wash., is closer to its goal of getting out of bankruptcy after switching billing companies, CEO John Gallagher told the Yakima Sunrise Rotary Club, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported.

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  1. Quality rating systems get low marks from researchers

    Hospital quality ratings systems can misclassify hospital performance and provide conflicting information for healthcare consumers, eight physician leaders and researchers wrote in a commentary published in NEJM Catalyst.
  2. Pharmacy benefit managers forwarded more than 99% of Part D rebates, GAO says

    Pharmacy benefit managers negotiated $18 billion worth of rebates from drugmakers in Medicare Part D and retained less than 1 percent of those rebates in 2016, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.
  3. The expectations of CIOs are changing — here are the key trends to stay ahead of the curve from Prime Healthcare's Will Conaway

    The CIO role is changing across hospitals and health systems today as data analytics, innovation and digital technology emerge as important aspects of the role.
  4. Temple's hospital, medical school campus responds to nearby shooting, hours-long standoff

    Temple University's hospital and health sciences campus were placed on lockdown Wednesday evening when a gunman blocks away fired shots from a home that wounded six Philadelphia police officers after they attempted to serve a narcotics warrant, resulting in a 7 ½-hour standoff, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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  1. New contracts for Rhode Island hospital workers include panic buttons

    The operator of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, R.I., has reached contracts with employees that include a provision for panic buttons, according to The Breeze.
  2. US is an outlier in healthcare spending, but not social services spending

    A new study debunks the theory that the United States' healthcare spending is high because it doesn't invest enough in social services.
  3. 4 ways to prevent claim denials due to incorrect evaluation and management code levels

    Toni Elhoms, a Denver-based provider coding and education consultant, shared four tips with Medical Economics for preventing claim denials due to incorrect evaluation and management code levels.
  4. U of Louisville board signs off on Jewish Hospital acquisition

    The University of Louisville (Ky.) board approved a deal Aug. 14 to take over Jewish Hospital and KentuckyOne Health's other Louisville assets, which include three more hospitals and four outpatient centers, according to local news station WDRB.
  5. New drug regimen proves effective against highly resistant TB strain

    A clinical trial has had a 90 percent success rate in treating the deadliest strain of tuberculosis, which is resistant to the four types of antibiotics typically used to fight the disease, according to The New York Times.
  6. 1 in 7 internal medicine residents experience bullying

    Nearly 14 percent of internal medicine residents reported experiencing bullying by someone in a senior position during their training program in 2016, according to a study published in JAMA.
  7. Spotlight on Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago: 4 quick facts  

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children's Memorial Hospital, is the largest pediatric provider in the region.
  8. San Francisco, Santa Clara file lawsuit over public charge rule

    Two California counties were the first to take legal action against the Trump administration for a new rule that would deny permanent residency to immigrants who have used benefit programs like Medicaid, The New York Times reports.
  9. Mayo Clinic invests in breast cancer imaging AI

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has entered into a collaboration with Imago Systems, a Lansdowne, Va.-based software company using artificial intelligence for the early detection of abnormalities in imaging data.

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