1. 46 hospitals sue HHS over bad debt policy Full story
2. Tennessee loses 3rd hospital in 2020 Full story
3. OIG suggests changes to CMS wage index approach Full story
4. The 7 keys to creating a rational pricing model that doesn't sacrifice profitability. Click here to hear lessons learned from LifePoint Health and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
5. Police arrest Wisconsin pharmacist accused of damaging COVID-19 vaccines on purpose Full story
6. Arkansas cancer center forgiving $650K in medical debt Full story
7. Envision, UnitedHealthcare break ties: 5 things to know Full story
8. 3 Must Reads:
- What will be the pandemic's biggest effects in the years to come? Click here to learn what healthcare leaders think.
- How well do you understand consumer attitudes toward medical billing and payment? Download this whitepaper to discover how patients approach and interpret healthcare bills.
- What do nearly 4k patients say about the healthcare financial experience? Click here to see the results of the 2020 survey.
9. No Surprises Act signed into law; insurers lose yearslong lobbying battle Full story
10. 90 arrested in crackdown on COVID-19 'super spreader' events in California Full story
11. How Michigan health systems are complying with price transparency Full story
12. Hospital outreach plays a crucial role in the fight against vaccine hesitancy. Click here to attend a live virtual discussion and hear first-hand what leading systems are doing to reach the most vulnerable.
13. 10 biggest patient data breaches in 2020 Full story
14. Georgia health system will seek OK to join Atrium Health in $650M deal Full story
15. Daily COVID-19 stats, state-by-state:
Becker's Learning Opportunities
1. A new era of genetic testing: How health systems can help deliver truly personalized care to millions of patients. Click here to read more.
2. Is your ASC's anesthesia professionalized? Click here to learn six ways professionalized anesthesia management can increase efficicency and revenue.
3. The 5 phases of a third-party data breach + prevention strategies for hospitals. Click here to read more.