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  1. Nurse charged with murder of patient who died gasping for air as staff laughed

    A grand jury indicted two nurses and one nursing home aide on numerous charges — including felony murder — relating to the 2014 death of a patient at a Georgia nursing home, according to WXIA.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. Ohio lawmakers consider banning tax breaks, state contracts from Anthem over ED policy: 4 things to know

    Three Ohio legislators want to draft a bill barring insurers like Anthem who cover emergency department visits on a discretionary basis from state contracts and tax incentives, The Columbus Dispatch reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Supreme Court won't review CareFirst data breach case

    The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday rejected CareFirst's appeal to review a case involving a 2014 data breach, according to Bank Info Security.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. FluMist returns: CDC greenlights nasal spray vaccine for next flu season

    A CDC advisory committee voted Wednesday to once again recommend FluMist, the only nasal flu vaccine approved in the U.S., for the 2018-19 flu season — effectively ending a two-year suspension of the non-injected vaccine, according to STAT.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. 5 hospitals with strong finances

    Here are five hospitals and health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to recent reports from Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Missouri hospital files for bankruptcy: 4 things to know

    Iron County Medical Center, a critical access hospital in Pilot Knob, Mo., has faced financial troubles for months, and the facility filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 4 recent RCM tips

    Here are four revenue cycle management tips from industry experts, published by Becker's Hospital Review since Feb. 6.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. RCM tip of the day: Address the patient financial experience

    As hospitals and health systems pursue the retail-like financial experience patients seek in today's healthcare environment, they should focus on price transparency, according to Kevin Lathrop, president of TriZetto Provider Solutions, a Cognizant company.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Dr. Anthony Tersigni: Healthcare leaders must address behavioral health disparities

    The recent shooting in Parkland, Fla., yet another in a seemingly endless string of mass shootings, again leaves a community reeling with loss and sorrow. And it leaves the rest of the nation wondering: What can be done to keep our nation safer and end this violence once and for all?  By Anthony R. Tersigni, EdD, FACHE, president and CEO of Ascension -
  3. CHI Health CEO Dr. Cliff Robertson on the greatest misconception about CEOs

    Cliff Robertson, MD, is senior vice president of divisional operations at Englewood, Colo.-based CHI and CEO of CHI Health, the system's Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Division.  By Leo Vartorella -
  4. Here are 20 health organizations that received the most NIH funding in 2017

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University, University of California San Francisco and Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan all received more than $500 million in National Institutes of Health funding in fiscal year 2017, according to the NIH Web-based tool.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Medtronic's new business model: You only pay if it works

    Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak, PhD, is taking the medical device company in a slightly different direction: accepting more risk in how it gets paid for its products, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. 5 major value-based care moves under the Trump administration so far

    Based on key actions taken over the past year, the Trump administration appears to be pumping the brakes on HHS' value-based care goals.   By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Leaked Nokia memo suggests the end of its digital health business

    Almost one week after Nokia said it was beginning a strategic review of its digital health business, a leaked internal memo revealed company officials don't see a future in it, according to Reuters.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Moody's: Nonprofit hospitals face volume, margin declines as insurers acquire physicians

    As commercial payers swallow up more physician groups and nonacute care services, nonprofit hospitals will see greater pressure on their volumes and margins, according to Moody's Investors Service.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. SSM Health hospital hit with physician kickback allegations: 4 things to know

    Fond du Lac, Wis.-based Agnesian HealthCare, a part of St. Louis-based SSM Health, faces a federal lawsuit alleging the nonprofit hospital defrauded Medicare, according to the FDL Reporter.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. OIG tags 612-bed Georgia hospital for erroneous billing

    Savannah, Ga.-based Memorial University Medical Center, which was recently acquired by Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, failed to comply with Medicare billing requirements for 39 of 131 inpatient and outpatient claims reviewed by HHS' Office of Inspector General, according to an OIG report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Report: Healthcare No. 1 industry hit by ransomware, W-2 scams in 2017

    The industry hit most frequently with a variety of cyberattacks in 2017 was the healthcare sector, according to a Feb. 20 report released by Beazley.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. Man kills wife, himself inside New Jersey health system rehab unit

    Seventy-six-year-old Raymond McKenna shot and killed his 74-year-old wife Tuesday morning at Jefferson Health's sub-acute rehabilitation unit in Sewell, N.J., before killing himself, according to NJ.com.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to July 2017 ONC data.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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