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  1. Hurricane victims get longer federal exchange, Medicare enrollment periods

    Individuals affected by hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands now have more time to sign up for health insurance through Medicare and the federal exchange.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. No resolution to Baystate Franklin, union dispute after 1 year: 7 updates

    A dispute between Greenfield, Mass.-based Baystate Franklin Medical Center and nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association is ongoing more than a year into negotiations.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. BCBS of Michigan lays off 70 employees as part of $300M cost-cutting plan: 3 things to know

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan eliminated 70 positions across several departments, BCBS corporate affairs director and spokesperson Helen Stojic told Becker's Hospital Review.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. 6 recent RCM tips

    Here are six revenue cycle management tips from industry experts, published by Becker's Hospital Review so far in 2018.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. US infant vaccination rates, state by state

    Pennsylvania and North Dakota tied for the states with the highest infant vaccination rates, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield report.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. 5 recent healthcare layoffs

    The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review since Jan. 9. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. WellStar lays off 49 employees

    Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System laid off 49 employees, or less than 1 percent of its 20,000-plus workforce, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. Healthcare leader Elliott Roberts dies at 90

    Elliott Roberts, a healthcare leader who served as CEO at multiple major hospitals, died Monday at the age of 90, according to The New Orleans Advocate.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. House passes stopgap bill: 4 things to know

    The House approved a short-term funding bill Thursday night to finance the government through Feb. 16, and the burden is now on the Senate to approve the bill in order to avoid a government shutdown, according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. Discharged patient arrested for refusing to leave Oklahoma hospital, dies hours later

    A 35-year-old patient was arrested Tuesday evening after police say he refused to leave Norman (Okla.) Regional Hospital, causing a disturbance. Hours later, he was found unresponsive in the Cleveland County Detention Center and pronounced dead, reports KOCO.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Texas psychiatric hospital opts to close 1 week after regulators threatened to revoke its license

    Just one week after Texas officials threatened to shut down Dallas-based Timberlawn Behavioral Health System due to patient safety concerns, the psychiatric hospital announced it is voluntarily closing its doors Feb.1, according to The Dallas Morning News.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Viral photos reveal 'unsanitary conditions' at AllianceHealth Midwest hospital

    Oklahoma health officials are investigating the conditions at Midwest City, Okla.-based AllianceHealth Midwest after photos depicting alleged-moldy substances in rooms, a dirty kitchen and filthy bathrooms were posted online by a former security guard at the hospital, reports KFOR.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Cleveland Clinic, Oscar enroll 11k in joint health plan for 2018: 3 things to know

    Cleveland Clinic and Oscar Health estimate their new health plan holds 15 percent of Cleveland's health insurance market after enrolling 11,000 members for 2018.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Positive customer experience equals loyalty

    As competitors continue to arise, it is important to keep customers and patients at the forefront of many strategic decisions.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Illinois rejects Cerner's protest of EHR contract

    Illinois rejected a protest filed by Cerner over the Chicago-based University of Illinois Health's $62 million contract awarded to Epic, according to The News-Gazette.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. 30 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Sparks Health System taps Stephanie Parson as chief quality officer

    Fort Smith, Ark.-based Sparks Health System appointed Stephanie Parson, MSN, RN, chief quality officer.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Columbus Regional Healthcare System CEO Carla Hollis to step down: 3 notes

    Whiteville, N.C.-based Columbus Regional Healthcare System CEO Carla Hollis is resigning for a new job at new behavioral health and substance abuse hospital in Raleigh, N.C., according to a WECT 6 report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Meeker Memorial Hospital CEO to resign: 4 things to know

    Kyle Rasmussen, CEO of Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, Minn., tendered his resignation, according to a Crow River Media report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Philadelphia files opioid lawsuit against drugmakers

    Philadelphia on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against drugmakers for their alleged role in contributing to the nation's ongoing opioid overdose and addiction crisis. The suit puts the city in league with a growing number of local and state governments taking similar actions, according to a report from CBS Philly. By Brian Zimmerman -

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