Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 latest FDA approvals

    Here are the five latest drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration this week.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. CMS proposes changes for Medicare Advantage, Part D plans: 6 things to know

    CMS released its proposed rule for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans for the 2019 benefit year.  By Kelly Gooch and Morgan Haefner -
  3. Q1 financial updates from UPMC, CHI & 3 other systems

    The following five health systems recently released their financial statements for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.  By Morgan Haefner -

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. Q3 financial updates from Kaiser, Mayo & 4 other systems

    The following six health systems recently released their financial statements for the third quarter of 2017.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Baltimore physician defies federal law to deliver opioid addiction treatment via telemedicine

    For the last two years, Eric Weintraub, MD, a psychiatrist with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, has defied federal law by providing treatment for opioid addiction via telemedicine to patients at a halfway house in Hagerstown, according to a report from Politico.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Opioid epidemic cost US $95B in 2016

    The fiscal burden related to opioid-related overdoses and deaths in 2016 exceeded $95 billion, according to an analysis conducted by Altarum.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  4. 6 things to know when preparing to implement outpatient CDI

    As healthcare services migrate from inpatient to outpatient settings, a greater portion of most health systems' revenue is tied to clinical care — and thereby the clinical documentation — performed in the ambulatory space.  By Staff -

How much does your MPI really cost?

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  1. CFOs' roles are changing — so what are their top priorities?

    CFOs face various pressures amid federal legislative uncertainty and the shift to value-based care.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Medical Center Health System appoints Rick Napper CEO

    Odessa, Texas-based Medical Center Health System selected Rick Napper to serve as its new president and CEO, according to an Odessa American report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Integris Bass Baptist Health Center taps Finny Mathew as president: 4 things to know

    Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, Okla., named Finny Mathew president, effective Jan. 2, 2018, according to an Enid News & Eagle report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 33 memorable quotes from the 2017 Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable

                Thank you to our title sponsors at the Becker's Hospital Review 6th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable!   Roughly 1,300 healthcare leaders from across the country gathered in Chicago this week for the sixth annual Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable. Executives from hospitals and health systems joined with payers, consultants and politicians to share many innovative ideas over more than 40 hours of panels, workshops and roundtables.  By Leo Vartorella -

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. CMS cancels Shared Decision Making ACO model due to lack of interest

    CMS will no longer test the Shared Decision Making model, because it didn't generate enough interest among ACO participants.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Week in review: 10 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 -
  3. This week's 3 most-read transactions and valuations stories

    The following were among the most-viewed transactions and valuations stories published by Becker's Hospital Review the week of Nov. 17.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Mayo Clinic's operating income more than doubles

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic recorded operating income of $182 million in the third quarter of 2017, more than double its operating income of $86 million in the same period last year, according to recently released bondholder documents.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. OhioHealth to cut 19 jobs as part of pediatric therapy program transition

    Columbus-based OhioHealth is cutting 19 jobs at its pediatric therapy location in Ontario, Ohio, according to the Mansfield News Journal.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. CMS offers payment boost to certain hospitals hit by two-midnight rule

    CMS recently posted a notice instructing Medicare administrative contractors to boost discharge payments for certain hospitals harmed by CMS' two-midnight rule.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. 4 New Hampshire hospital workers fall ill after exposure to unidentified white powder in ER

    Six people fell ill Thursday morning at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H., after a bag of white powder was ripped open during a struggle between police and a man under arrest in the emergency department, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of Nov. 13-17

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems hitting an all-time low most captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. 2 lawmakers seek to stop $1.6B in payment cuts to hospitals

    Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent a significant reduction in Medicare Part B payments for certain hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.  By Ayla Ellison -

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