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  1. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CFOs during the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Arizona files waiver to limit retroactive Medicaid coverage benefits

    Arizona applied to CMS for a section 1115 waiver that would allow the state to limit retroactive coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. UnitedHealth's Q1 profit jumps 30.6%: 4 takeaways

    UnitedHealth Group reported first quarter revenues of $55.2 billion, up 13.3 percent from $48.7 billion in the first quarter of 2017.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. Georgia governor slaps April 17 deadline on Piedmont-BCBS negotiations before state intervenes

    Republican Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said the state will step in to resolve a contract spat between Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia if the two sides don't ink a new agreement by April 17.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Scientists are developing a vaccine to end addiction: 5 things to know

    In the midst of the nation's opioid crisis, scientists are developing an experimental vaccine that aims to treat addicted patients who would be at risk of death if they detoxified and then relapsed, according to The New York Times.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Case review reveals more erroneous cancer diagnoses at Wake Forest Baptist

    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., has determined additional patients were affected by pathology lab oversight issues that resulted in patients receiving erroneous cancer diagnoses.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Drug suppliers' stocks jump as Amazon retreats from drug distribution

     Many U.S. drug suppliers saw their stock prices rise April 16 following the news Amazon dropped its plan to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products to hospitals, reports Reuters.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. Prime Healthcare taps Dignity Health exec as new CIO: 4 things to know

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare, a 45-hospital system, named Will Conaway CIO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Bayfront Health Spring Hill hires new CEO: 3 points

    Bayfront Health Spring Hill (Fla.) selected Michael Irvin to serve as CEO, effective May 8, according to a Tampa Bay Online report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Feds call for more medication-based opioid treatment: 7 takeaways

    As the Trump administration works to combat opioid abuse, which includes a plan to implement the death penalty for drug traffickers, one of the administration's proposals involves expanding the use of medication to treat addiction, according to report from The Washington Post.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. How many hospitals are on each stage of HIMSS Analytics' EMR Adoption Model?

    Most hospitals sit on the second-highest level of the EMR Adoption Model, an eight-stage roadmap developed by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society subsidiary HIMSS Analytics.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. California hospital looks to boost finances after losing lucrative toxicology revenue

    Leaders at Sonoma West Medical Center in Sebastopol, Calif., are exploring ways to increase revenue after the hospital shut down its lucrative toxicology program in late February, according to The Press Democrat.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 10 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From Phoenix-based Banner Health settling a False Claims Act lawsuit to Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare defeating a class-action lawsuit alleging overpayments, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Amazon drops plan to become a major pharmaceutical distributor: 7 things to know

    Amazon Business, the e-commerce giant's separate business-to-business marketplace, shelved its push to become a major pharmaceutical supplier to large U.S. hospitals and outpatient clinics, reports CNBC.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. 2-intervention bundle reduced hospital-onset C. diff rates by 82.3%

    Researchers developed an agent-based model of Clostridium difficile transmission and used it to evaluate the comparative clinical effectiveness of nine single interventions and eight multiple-intervention bundles. They published their findings in Clinical Infectious Diseases.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Hourly pay for NPs, PAs rose in 2017: 4 insights

    As the number of nurse practitioners hits a record high in the U.S. and the demand for advanced practice providers continues to grow, this provider group's compensation is increasing across specialties, according to a SullivanCotter survey.  By Megan Knowles -
  6. Patient to sue Texas hospital that employed former nurse charged with murder

    Lawyers plan to file a lawsuit against Tyler, Texas-based Christus Mother Frances Health System following the arrest of a former nurse charged with the murder of a patient last week, reports Tyler Morning Telegraph.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  7. UnitedHealthcare can protest loss in $12B Pennsylvania Medicaid contract

    The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reversed an earlier decision that denied UnitedHealthcare from protesting a lost bid to partially manage the state's Medicaid program.  By Morgan Haefner -
  8. Detroit-area hospitals grew operating income $100M+ in 2016

    Hospitals operating in and near Detroit saw their operating incomes climb $100 million-plus in 2016, marking the second year that level of operating growth occurred, according to a review of Medicare cost report data for 2016.  By Morgan Haefner -
  9. NYC Health + Hospitals notifies 600 after laptop containing PHI goes missing

    About 595 NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem patients received letters notifying them to a potential compromise of their protected health information after a laptop went missing from the facility in January.  By Julie Spitzer -

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