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  1. ASAM, AMA release alternative payment model for opioid addiction treatment: 6 things to know

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Medical Association have developed an alternative payment model for the treatment of opioid use disorder.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Emphasis on employee well-being associated with higher retention in healthcare

    Workers are more likely to stay with healthcare organizations that focus on employee well-being, according to a Mercer analysis.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. NorthShore University HealthSystem names 3 new hospital presidents: 5 notes

    Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem appointed new executives at three of its hospitals, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Callie Andrews is WellStar Cobb Hospital's new president: 4 things to know

    Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System named Callie Andrews senior vice president of the health system and president of WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Ga.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. University of New Mexico selects 3 finalists for UNM Hospital CEO position

    The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque named three finalists for the CEO role at University of New Mexico Hospital, also in Albuquerque, according to an Albuquerque Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Staff recruitment and retention in the age of clinician shortages: 2 experts weigh in

    As the clinician shortage becomes more widespread, hospital leaders are scrambling to find innovative strategies to retain and recruit staff to protect their organization's reputation, clinical outcomes and bottom line.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. How Mount Sinai is harnessing the power of bright light to boost patient satisfaction

    A clinical trial at New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System is testing whether brighter lights in cancer patients' rooms during the morning can boost their mood and help them sleep through the night, The Wall Street Journal reports.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. White Papers - Now Available for Download

      The following white papers have been made available to readers of Becker's Hospital Review. Click on the category below to see the whitepaper available on that topic.  By Staff -
  2. West Virginia hospital sues for $169k in care provided to inmate

    Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital sued a West Virginia jail and county commission over $168,985.65 in unpaid medical bills for an inmate, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Becker's Health IT + Clinical Leadership 2018 Speaker Series: 3 questions with UPMC Chief Innovation Officer, Rasu B. Shrestha, MD

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  4. Where are health plans investing their IT dollars? Q&A with NTT DATA's Shashi Yadiki

    Becker's Hospital Review caught up with Shashi Yadiki, President of health plans for NTT DATA, about innovation, technology and business transformation for health plans.  By Brooke Murphy -

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  1. OIG: Practitioners billed $3.7M for telehealth services that did not meet Medicare requirements

    A report from HHS' Office of Inspector General found nearly 31 percent of claims submitted between 2014 and 2015 did not meet the Medicare conditions for payment for telehealth services, which resulted in $3.7 million in excess payments.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. AP investigation: Why #MeToo has been slow to hit medical industry

    Following the publication of The New York Times' investigation into Harvey Weinstein, top Hollywood executives, prominent journalists and politicians have been forced out of or resigned from their positions in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct. However, the medical industry has been more reticent to act on similar accusations made against physicians or other medical professionals, according to an Associated Press investigation.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. 17 of the highest-paid CEOs in healthcare

    The CEOs of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens Boots Alliance received some of the highest compensation rates among chief executives of larger U.S. companies, according to a recent survey by Equilar.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. 27 women at South Carolina hospital develop bacterial infection after surgery: 8 things to know

    After undergoing surgery at Charleston, S.C.-based Roper Hospital in 2016 and 2017, 27 women developed a waterborne bacterial infection that required a string of antibiotic treatments and additional surgeries, reports The Post and Courier.  By Alia Paavola -
  5. Indiana University Health prepares for $1B transformation

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health is preparing for a major consolidation project, which is expected to cost $1 billion, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.  By Alia Paavola -
  6. 7 recent healthcare layoffs

    The following healthcare layoffs or layoff plans were reported by Becker's Hospital Review so far in April.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of April 9-13

    Four of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Henry Ford's operating gains partially offset by Epic implementation costs, wage rate increases

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System saw revenues increase in 2017, but the health system ended the period with lower net income than in the year prior.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. St. Jude launches public pediatric cancer genomics platform on the cloud

    Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital launched St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing platform for pediatric cancer researchers, April 12.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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