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2. 6 hospitals laying off workers Full story
3. CMS ups payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccines again Full story
4. Health systems often overlook a critical factor that influences patient outcomes — see what it is here.
5. Arkansas hospital CEO resigns after 2 no-confidence votes Full story
6. House passes $3.5 trillion budget framework Full story
7. MedStar tightens insurer network, limiting Medicaid patient choices Full story
8. Florida hospital terminates physician who charged $50 for mask opt-out letters Full story
9. The right tech can accelerate patient care. Click here to learn how the best health systems are scaling genetic testing.
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12. 10 states with highest COVID-19 case increases in last 2 weeks Full story
13. What digital solution is driving efficiency across 4 key healthcare service lines? Click here to find out.
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Becker's Learning Opportunities
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