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  1. New York probing union-busting claims at Hudson Valley hospital

    State investigators confirmed a probe into alleged union-busting at Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.-based NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, The Journal News reported.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Women underrepresented in healthcare C-suite, report finds

    While women play a large role in the healthcare workforce, they are missing from hospital leadership positions, according to a report from Oliver Wyman, an international management consulting firm.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. VA wants to make it easier for veterans to get private healthcare

    The Trump administration is moving forward with plans to shift millions of veterans and billions of dollars into private healthcare, according to The New York Times.    By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Kansas hospital is stable despite manager's financial struggles, CEO says

    The CEO of Horton (Kan.) Community Hospital said the a 25-bed critical access hospital is stable despite the financial struggles of its manager, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Trump administration working on plan for Medicaid block grant program

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to transform Medicaid into a block grant program, according to The Hill.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Nevada providers, insurers hopeful for consensus this year on surprise billing solution

    Nevada legislation to address surprise emergency bills could be closer to fruition, The Nevada Independent reported.    By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Private sector, HHS discuss how to facilitate healthcare investment

    When Eric Hargan became HHS deputy secretary in 2017, the agency did not have a coordinated effort underway to address the investment community that supports a lot of healthcare innovation.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Former Humana director launches website to compare hospital prices, quality ratings

    A Kentucky entrepreneur launched, a website that uses CMS data to help consumers navigate the complexities of hospital pricing and quality ratings on different procedures, the Courier-Journal reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. CVS commits $100M to community health after Aetna tie-up

    CVS Health will spend $100 million during the next five years on community health initiatives, the company said Jan. 14.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Virginia overstated child Medicaid enrollment to CMS, resulting in millions in overpayments

    CMS overpaid Virginia $13.8 million in bonus payments related to its Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid programs, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. UPMC Cole president clarifies insurance changes for Highmark members: We'll 'continue to be in network'

    Coudersport, Pa.-based Cole Memorial Hospital officially completed its integration with Pittsburgh-based UPMC March 1, 2018, and was rebranded UPMC Cole under the agreement.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. WVU Health System appoints 1st-ever chief pharmacy officer: 5 things to know

    Morgantown-based West Virginia University Health System tapped Todd Karpinski, PharmD, to serve as chief pharmacy officer, a newly created role, effective Feb. 18.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Florida health system donors redirect funds amid admissions policy controversy

    Providers around Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System are seeing increased financial support as donors shift their gaze from the health system in light of a controversial admissions policy, according to the Naples Daily News.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Arkansas hospital allocates $50K to keep ER staffed

    The Eureka Springs (Ark.) Hospital Commission says it's committed to keeping the hospital's emergency room staffed and opened, despite ongoing financial issues, according to the Lovely County Citizen.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Physician staffing company sues Arizona hospital

    Global Hospitalist Solutions, a Memphis, Tenn.-based physician staffing company, has sued Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital for more than $1.9 million, according to the Arizona Daily Star.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Rennova paid CHS $635K for Tennessee hospital

    Palm Beach, Fla.-based Rennova Health recently disclosed how much it paid to acquire a Tennessee hospital from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Banner Health, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi among 19 HIMSS Davies Award winners in 2018

    Nineteen hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations won HIMSS Davies Awards in 2018.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. ONC releases 'snapshot' of new interoperability standards: 4 notes

    The ONC has released the 2019 reference edition of its interoperability standards advisory, according to an agency blog post published Jan. 14.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. 58% of voters want federal judge's ruling against ACA to stand

    In a Hill-HarrisX poll, most voters supported a Texas federal judge's decision to rule the ACA unconstitutional in the Texas v. United States lawsuit.   By Emily Rappleye -
  9. A recession is coming: What it could mean for healthcare

    More than half of 147 CFOs surveyed by Deloitte believe the U.S. will be in a recession by the end of 2020.  By Emily Rappleye -

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