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  1. Insurer websites spend millions for top Google spots on searches like "ACA"

    Under the impression they're choosing comprehensive health coverage, more consumers are purchasing "skimpy" health plans due to misleading websites, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Here are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise in the last week.
  3. Strike in 3rd week at Ohio system: 10 things to know

    Unionized hospital workers at Toledo, Ohio-based Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center are now in their third week of a strike, according to Cincinnati.com.

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  1. UnitedHealth tops list of 25 most valuable healthcare brands in the world

    UnitedHealthcare, the health insurance arm of UnitedHealth Group, has once again been named the most valuable healthcare brand in the world by Brand Finance, a business valuation and strategy consultancy.
  2. Political uncertainty could sink healthcare deals: 3 things to know

    Most mergers and acquisitions professionals believe the M&A market is headed in a positive direction, even as political uncertainty could upend transactions, according to a recent Merrill Insight poll.
  3. CHS to sell 2 Florida hospitals

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has signed definitive agreements to sell two Florida hospitals to Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare.
  4. Former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb rejoins venture capital firm

    Less than two months after leaving his post as FDA commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, MD, has been appointed as a special partner on New Enterprise Associates' healthcare investment team.

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  1. Most HIMSS Stage 4 hospitals fail to realize EMR benefits years after designation, report finds

    Most U.S. hospitals that reach Stage 4 on HIMSS Analytics' EMR Adoption Model do not experience EMR benefits they anticipated, even five years post-certification, according to a Chartis Group report.
  2. Former Verily leader named 'mental health czar' of California

    Neuroscientist and psychiatrist Tom Insel, MD, is California's new "mental health czar" who will advise the governor on mental health issues, according to Los Angeles Times.
  3. 210+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2019

    Hospitals, health systems, physician practices and healthcare organizations are experiencing increasingly complex revenue cycles, working with government and private payers as well as patients to collect. Here are more than 210 companies with revenue cycle management solutions in the healthcare space.
  4. Hospitals performing too many episiotomies, USA Today reports

    Despite a national guidance to limit episiotomies, a USA Today investigation found many hospitals are still performing the procedure.

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  1. Illinois hospital to close senior behavioral health unit

    McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Ill., will close its senior behavioral health unit in June, the hospital's board of directors said May 21, according to NBC affiliate WGEM.
  2. Detroit Medical Center begins layoffs

    Detroit Medical Center has started layoffs of roughly 1 percent of its workforce, about 117 employees, Becker's confirmed.
  3. Genomics startup Helix cuts jobs, shutters 2 offices

    Helix, a direct-to-consumer DNA sequencing startup based in San Carlos, Calif., is closing two of its four offices and has cut an undisclosed number of jobs, co-founder Justin Kao confirmed to Bloomberg this week.
  4. Michigan hospital working to reopen surgical center after fire

    Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., is working to reopen its surgical center by May 24 after a small fire epupted at the facility, according to radio station WKZO.
  5. 23 local governments sue over federal rule allowing health workers to deny care

    Nearly two dozen states and cities are challenging a final rule issued by President Donald Trump's administration that makes it easier for healthcare workers to refuse to provide care contradicting their religious or moral beliefs, according to The Washington Post. 
  6. Tax-exempt hospitals provided $95B in total community benefits in 2016, analysis finds

    In 2016, nonprofit hospitals were exempt from $9 billion in federal taxes due to their tax-exempt status, and provided $95 billion in total benefits to their communities, according to a new analysis.
  7. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors that hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to 2018 ONC data.
  8. Fannie Mae's 5 picks for $10M social determinants of health initiative

    Fannie Mae chose five organizations to receive contract awards under the housing finance firm's $10 million Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge, which is aimed at tackling social determinants of health.
  9. Viewpoint: A physician commits suicide every day in the US — that needs to change

    The healthcare industry needs to address physician suicides and burnout, according to Edward Ellison, MD, executive medical director and chairman of Southern California Permanente Medical Group, based in Pasadena.

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