Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. UnitedHealth to end contracts with Mednax physicians in 4 states: 8 things to know

    UnitedHealth Group plans to end its contracts with Mednax physicians in four states, beginning as early as March, the physician staffing group said Feb. 20. 
  2. How coronavirus is affecting big tech's bottom line

    While major technology companies continue to throw significant resources behind fighting misinformation about the coronavirus and developing a vaccine, their business operations are also being severely impacted by the outbreak.
  3. 14 Americans with coronavirus evacuated against CDC advice; US screening faces delays

    As of 10 a.m., Feb. 21, the coronavirus has sickened 76,787 and has resulted in 2,248 deaths. Globally, 18,864 people have recovered from the illness. 

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  1. Kentucky hospital to close in April

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health has moved up the closure date for Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, Ky.
  2. CMS pitches changes to CJR model: 6 things to know

    CMS issued a proposed rule Feb. 20, which includes a three-year extension of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.
  3. NRC Health alerts hospital partners of ransomware attack, sparking concerns over patient data security

    Hospital software provider NRC Health is notifying its affiliated hospitals that it was targeted in a ransomware attack Feb. 11, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC. 
  4. Atrium Health is 2nd system this month to swap Cerner EHR for Epic

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health will transition from its Cerner EHR to an Epic system, a health system spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review on Feb. 20.

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  1. North Carolina hospital names interim replacement for departing CEO

    Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport, N.C., has named two interim leaders after the CEO's resignation.
  2. Flu vaccine is about 45% effective, CDC says

    The effectiveness of the current season's influenza vaccine is about 45 percent, according to a new CDC report.
  3. Abbott, ResMed, Teleflex announce 3 high-risk device recalls in one day

    Devicemakers Abbott, ResMed and Teleflex all announced high-risk medical device recalls Feb. 19. 
  4. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:

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  1. Michael Dowling: Challenging one of healthcare's savior myths

    "We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves." My colleagues in healthcare may relate to those words, written by author Tom Robbins. They apply to any leader in any sector of healthcare. As the CEO of New York's largest health system, I see all too clearly how the decisions we make each day can either push the industry forward or set it back.
  2. CHS stock surges 40% on earnings beat

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems surged Feb. 20, the day after the company released financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019 and provided guidance for 2020.
  3. Hackensack Meridian Health chief wellness officer on building system to prevent burnout

    Amy Frieman, MD, is a 10-year veteran of Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health, and she recently took on a new role as chief wellness officer for the organization.
  4. Wage complaints filed against Tennessee hospital amid payroll problems

    After temporarily only accepting walk-in patients, ambulances are once again bringing patients to Jellico (Tenn.) Community Hospital. However, the hospital is still facing payroll problems, according to WVLT News.
  5. Woman dies after Vertex Pharmaceuticals won't let her take its drug

    A Canadian woman who was denied access to Vertex Pharmaceuticals' breakthrough cystic fibrosis drug, Trikafta, died of the disease Feb. 19, CTV News reported. 
  6. Drug lobby's power fading in Washington

    The drug industry has long had enormous lobbying power in Washington, but that power may be fading amid more bipartisan efforts to lower drug prices, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  7. 50 million Americans participate in crowdfunding for medical bills, NORC study finds

    One in 5 — or an estimated 50 million — Americans said they or someone in their household contributed to a crowdfunding campaign like those on GoFundMe to help pay for medical bills, according to a new survey from NORC at the University of Chicago.
  8. Federal quality programs penalize high-performing heart hospitals

    Hospitals recognized for high-quality cardiovascular care are more likely be penalized under federal value-based programs, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology.
  9. Aetna draws criticism for automatic down-codes for office visits

    Providers are concerned a new national policy from Aetna involving evaluation and management services will result in inappropriate down-codes.

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