Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Moody's: CHIP funding uncertainty could be credit negative for children's hospitals

    The delay or potential expiration of permanent federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program would be a credit negative for children's hospitals, according to Moody's Investors Service.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 18 healthcare companies stepping up remote job offerings

    Eighteen healthcare companies ranked among FlexJobs'  Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2018.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. How a family of physicians helped revamp medical marijuana: 5 takeaways

    A family of four physicians in Oregon and California, who founded American Cannabinoid Clinics in Portland, Ore., are working to recreate how patients use medical marijuana, according to The Washington Post.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. 25 best healthcare support jobs in 2018

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the healthcare support field will be one of the fastest-growing job segments in the next 10 years, growing 23.2 percent by 2026, reports U.S. News and World Report.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. Supply of IV containers dwindles amid saline bag shortage

    The FDA expects the national saline bag shortage to improve in the coming weeks and months, but warns of a potential IV container shortage, according to Reuters.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Outpatient flu visits more than doubled in the 2017 holiday season

    The number of patients who sought care for flu-like symptoms in the outpatient space more than doubled in late December, compared to the year prior, according to research from athenaInsight.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. Hospitals' flu response highlights cracks in US's emergency infrastructure

    Hospitals are strained for resources, space and staff members amid the 2017-18 flu season, highlighting the U.S. healthcare system's lack of preparedness for a mass pandemic or other medical emergencies, according to NBC News.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  1. 7 key takeaways from CMS' latest Medicare Shared Savings report

    Each year, CMS publishes a brief, two-page report on the Medicare Shared Savings Program, its largest accountable care organization initiative. The report includes various statistics on the size and performance of the program, as well as a map showing the size of the ACO assigned beneficiary population by county. By Ken Perez, Vice President of Healthcare Policy, Omnicell, Inc. -
  2. 24-year-old campaign worker elevated to prominent role in 'drug czar' office: 5 things to know

    A 24-year old former campaign staffer for President Donald Trump recently took over as deputy chief of staff at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, following a series of staff turnovers and vacancies at the office, according to an investigative report from The Washington Post.    By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Walmart rolls out safe opioid disposal program: 3 things to know

    Walmart unveiled a pharmacy initiative Jan. 17 to supply customers with a product to facilitate the safe disposal of excess opioids.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  4. Attorneys move to dismiss EHR lawsuit against 69 hospitals

    Two attorneys who filed a lawsuit in Indiana claiming nearly 69 hospitals in the state overcharged patients for their electronic medical records — defrauding taxpayers of $324 million — agreed to dismiss state claims after Indiana's attorney general questioned the case's merits, according to court documents.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. Kentucky bill would end Medicaid expansion if work requirements are struck down

    As part of an executive order Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, R, issued Friday to institute work requirements for Medicaid enrollees, Medicaid expansion would end if courts struck down the work requirements, according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. 11 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital names Jenni Gerken CFO: 3 notes

    Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado, Kan., tapped Jenni Gerken to serve as CFO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Livingston HealthCare CEO Bren Lowe to resign: 4 things to know

    Livingston (Mont.) HealthCare CEO Bren Lowe is resigning for a new job opportunity.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Berkshire Medical Center nurses authorize potential one-day strike

    Registered nurses at Pittsfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Medical Center are moving closer to a potential strike.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. 10 countries with the highest, lowest healthcare government expenditure

    Seven Asian locations and three African locations make up the top 10 countries with the lowest healthcare government expenditure, according to a new report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Former HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price to advise Jackson Healthcare

    Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare, a provider of healthcare technology and staffing services, named former HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, to its advisory board Tuesday.  By Morgan Haefner -
  8. Michael Dowling: The prizes and pitfalls of hospital acquisitions

    Consolidation is one of the most important trends shaping the healthcare industry today, but hospital and health system leaders rarely approach these ambitious actions with a clear sense of what makes an effective deal. Though partnerships, affiliations and joint ventures have become increasingly prevalent, as well as the acquisition of ambulatory service centers and other outpatient facilities, this article will focus on the mechanics of hospital acquisition.  By Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO, Northwell Health -
  9. Majority of physicians are burned out or depressed: 7 things to know

    In a survey of more than 15,000 U.S. physicians, 42 percent reported burnout and 15 percent reported forms of depression, with the highest rates found among female and mid-career physicians, according to Medscape's first National Report on Physician Burnout and Depression.  By Megan Knowles -

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