• Employees petition no confidence in St. Charles payroll practices

    Members of the Oregon Nurses Association and Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals at Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System are indicating a lack of confidence in the health system's accounting and payroll practices, via a petition drive.
  • Streamlining the payer-provider relationship with AI: The benefits of payer collaboration

    Healthcare could save $35B/year if payers and providers used this tool. See how MultiState Health System is using tech to boost payer relations, rev cycle workflows + efficiency.
  • California union seeks $25/hour statewide minimum wage increase after earthquake deal falls through

    Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West said Aug. 23 that it will urge California lawmakers to enact a statewide $25 per hour minimum wage for healthcare workers.
  • 7 travel nurse pay trends for healthcare leaders to know

    The COVID-19 pandemic intensified hospitals' reliance on travel nurses to address staffing shortages and highlighted the gap between full-time workers' pay and lucrative temporary contracts. In the third year of the pandemic, hospitals continue to rely on travel nurses and grapple with workforce shortages for a variety of reasons. However, some organizations have reduced their reliance on travel nurses, and pay overall is lower compared to certain points of the pandemic, experts told Becker's. 
  • California cities' $25/hour minimum wage ordinances for healthcare workers on hold

    Ordinances establishing a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at private healthcare facilities are on hold in Los Angeles and Downey, Calif., as those cities seek to verify signatures petitioning to block enactment of the measures.
  • Worsening $7 trillion retirement savings shortfall stirs second thoughts

    U.S. market volatility erased $3.4 trillion from 401(k)s and IRAs in the first half of 2022, making for an anxious time for many workers trying to plan their retirements. 
  • St. Charles says it overpaid employees by $2M, seeks money back

    St. Charles Health System in Bend, Ore., is asking employees to pay back roughly $2 million it says they received in overpayments, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Aug. 12.   
  • 4 trends in healthcare executive pay

    An increasingly competitive marketplace for talent at U.S. hospitals and health systems and recovery from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting healthcare executive compensation, according to a survey conducted by consulting firm SullivanCotter. 
  • 10 states with the largest increases to travel nurse pay

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in July in the U.S. was $2,997, up 12 percent from $2,681 during the same time in 2021, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace. 
  • Providence not resolving payroll errors fast enough, union says

    Providence healthcare workers in Northern California said they have lost hundreds to thousands of dollars due to payroll errors that the health system has not resolved in the contractually required 48 hours.
  • Workers at shuttered Arizona hospital say they were denied promised pay

    Employees of the now-closed Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital in Green Valley, Ariz., are seeking answers about pay they say they were promised but never received, the Arizona Daily Star reported Aug. 7.
  • Forecast mixed for travel nurse pay

    There are differing views as to the future of wages and contracts for traveling nurses among healthcare executives, MedPage Today reported Aug. 4.
  • Bassett Healthcare invests $50M in compensation increases for workers

    Following a compensation analysis, Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network will increase its workforce compensation by nearly $50 million. 
  • New York launches $1.3B healthcare worker bonus program

    New York state will begin providing bonuses of up to $3,000 to eligible healthcare and mental hygiene workers using the $1.3 billion allocated for the payments in the state's fiscal year 2023 budget, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Aug. 3.  
  • 3rd California city approves $25 hourly minimum wage for some healthcare workers

    The Monterey Park (Calif.) City Council approved a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at private hospitals, integrated health systems and dialysis clinics in the city, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Aug. 2.
  • Health systems overpaid staff, and they want the money back

    The December ransomware attack against Ultimate Kronos Group, a human resources management company, hindered the ability of several health systems' to process payrolls. Some hospital employees were overpaid after the attack, and health systems are trying to recoup the funds. 
  • Nurses sue staffing agency, allege they were made to choose pay cut or job loss

    Three nurses have filed a lawsuit alleging that staffing company Maxim Healthcare Services defrauded them through a "take-it-or-leave-it" strategy that forced them to accept less pay or lose their jobs, Law360 reported Aug. 1.
  • Hospitals seek repeal of $25 hourly healthcare worker minimum wage in Los Angeles

    A union is pushing back amid a campaign by hospitals to repeal an ordinance recently signed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti that establishes a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at eligible privately owned healthcare facilities in the city.
  • Nursing home RNs, nurses aides averaging 11% pay increase, survey finds

    The 45th annual "HCS Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report," released July 29, has found nursing home registered nurses and nurses aides averaged a pay jump of 11 percent, McKnights Long Term Care News reported July 29. 
  • Physician assistant pay, by specialty

    Median total wages for physican assistants working in cardiovacular and cardiothoracic surgery in 2021 were $140,000, making it the highest paid specialty, according to the American Academy of Physician Associates 2022 Salary Report released July 29 and shared with Becker's. 
  • Average resident salary by year

    The average salary for U.S. medical residents increased 16 percent between 2015 and 2022 but remained stagnant since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Medscape. 

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