Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Bill Gates pledges $100M to fight Alzheimer's

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates invested $100 million to combat Alzheimer's disease, according to Reuters.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Great River Health Systems names Matthew Wenzel CEO: 5 notes

    West Burlington, Iowa-based Great River Health Systems tapped Matthew Wenzel to serve as president and CEO, effective Jan. 2, 2018.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center hires new CEO: 4 takeaways

    Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow, Neb., selected Veronica Schmidt to serve as CEO, effective Jan. 15, 2018, according to a Sandhills Express report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Need for "a la carte" consulting leads to CHC: Great Plains Health, North Platte, NE

Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska, was a good organization with a strong board and solid finances, but they wanted to do better.
  1. KentuckyOne Health selects Terrence Deis as new president of 2 hospitals: 5 things to know

    Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health appointed Terrence G. Deis president of both Saint Joseph Berea (Ky.) and Saint Joseph Mount Sterling (Ky.), effective immediately.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Hospitals treat victims of Indiana nightclub shooting

    Multiple hospitals treated victims of a weekend shooting at an Indiana nightclub, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. How are states faring with value-based payment initiatives?

    While the federal government has moved forward implementation of value-based payment initiatives such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, many states are making their own initiative efforts, according to a study commissioned by Change Healthcare.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Memorial Hospital shutters ICU

    Pawtucket, R.I.-based Memorial Hospital permanently closed its intensive care unit Sunday, according to NBC 10.  By Alia Paavola -

How much does your MPI really cost?

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  1. Mylan lays off up to 300 employees

    Mylan Pharmaceuticals laid off between 200 and 300 employees in West Virginia Nov. 9, according to West Virginia Metro News.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Mercy Hospital Springfield avoids Medicare contract termination for now

    Mercy Hospital Springfield (Mo.) will keep its Medicare funding for now, while a state agency continues to investigate if the hospital resolved issues of non-compliance, according to Ozarks First.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Ohio paramedic overdoses while driving OD patient to hospital

    An Ohio paramedic-firefighter began experiencing overdose symptoms while driving an ambulance containing a female overdose patient to the hospital Thursday night, according to WKEF.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. Across industries, hospitals see 2nd highest number of CEO exits in October

    American companies saw 105 CEO exits in October, up 5.7 percent from the same month last year, according to a Challenger, Gray & Christmas report.  By Morgan Haefner -

From 1 million to 3 million telehealth visits - a look back on lessons learned

Learn ten lessons on leveraging telehealth to increase patient satisfaction, care coordination, and cost savings.
  1. Trump selects Alex Azar to lead HHS

    President Donald Trump announced Monday he would nominate former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar for the position of HHS secretary.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. CHI: Sale of KentuckyOne facilities to be delayed through June 2018

    Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health's sale process to divest several of its facilities will reportedly continue through June 2018, according to Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives' recent quarterly report, released Tuesday.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. 3 recent RCM hires

    The following organizations announced they hired individuals with revenue cycle management experience, or for a RCM-related role, so far in November.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 11 recent RCM service expansions

    Here are 11 revenue cycle management portfolio expansions involving healthcare vendors and providers so far in November.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. For-profit hospital stock report: Nov. 6-10

    Three of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Week in review: 13 biggest stories in healthcare

      Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. 7 strategies to prevent claims denials

    Claims denials pose a serious issue for hospitals amid an already complicated reimbursement landscape.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  8. CMS to launch 2 new Medicare appeals settlement options to clear claims backlog

    CMS is launching two additional initiatives to help clear the mounting Medicare appeals backlog at the Administrative Law Judge level.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. 12 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From the owner of a medical billing company being sentenced to prison for her role in a fraud scheme to a Chicago hospital suing Leapfrog for defamation, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.    By Ayla Ellison -

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