LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
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Brian A. Nester, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., first considered a value-based healthcare system in…

LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-Term …
HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress
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In 1979, Richard Merkin, MD, founded the organization that would eventually become Heritage Provider Network.

In its earliest days, HPN lacked the financial and human capital to provide traditional solutions to…

HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation…
MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start
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In 2007, the historic King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., closed, after years of persistent and unresolvable quality and patient safety problems.

King Drew had originally been founded by…

MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh …
Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace
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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and…

Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing …
Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients
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Dr. Jonathan Mawere has been with Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) in Woodside, N.Y., in various capacities since 1999.

Founded in 1995, QBECF is a 280-bed, state-of-the-art nursing facility that…

Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LI…
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Omicron was in Netherlands days earlier than first thought

The Netherlands’ RIVM health institute found omicron in samples dating from Nov. 19 and 23. The WHO said South Africa first reported the the variant to the U.N. healthy agency on Nov. 24. The Netherlands’ RIVM health institute found omicron in samples dating from Nov. 19 and 23. The WHO said South Africa first reported […]

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Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity ‘home to roost’

The hoarding of limited COVID-19 shots by rich countries — creating virtual vaccine deserts in many poorer ones — doesn’t just mean risk for the parts of the world seeing shortages; it threatens the entire globe. The hoarding of limited COVID-19 shots by rich countries — creating virtual vaccine deserts in many poorer ones — […]

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CDC says ages 18 and up should get booster shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday broadened its recommendation for COVID-19 booster shots for all adults as the new omicron variant is identified in more countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday broadened its recommendation for COVID-19 booster shots for all adults as the new omicron variant is identified […]

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Federal court halts CMS vaccine mandate rule in 10 states

Federal court halts CMS vaccine mandate rule in 10 states mcostello_drupal Nov 29, 2021 The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri today granted a preliminary injunction preventing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from enforcing its vaccine mandate rule in Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South […]

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President urges calm, vaccination as nation faces new COVID-19 variant

President urges calm, vaccination as nation faces new COVID-19 variant mcostello_drupal Nov 29, 2021 President Biden today called the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus “a cause for concern, not a cause for panic,” urging all eligible Americans to get vaccinated and all eligible adults to get a booster if they haven’t already. He […]

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Coalition ad urges Congress to stop sequester cuts

Coalition ad urges Congress to stop sequester cuts mcostello_drupal Nov 29, 2021 The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care, whose members include the AHA, today launched a television ad and digital campaign urging Congress to stop the forthcoming Medicare sequester cuts and statutory PAYGO sequester.  “These cuts would hit hospitals at the worst possible time, […]

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AHA, others urge Congress to prevent sequester, PAYGO cuts

AHA, others urge Congress to prevent sequester, PAYGO cuts mcostello_drupal Nov 29, 2021 The AHA and seven other national organizations representing hospitals and health systems today urged congressional leaders to act before yearend to extend the moratorium on Medicare sequester cuts and prevent the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go sequester from taking effect. The moratorium on the Medicare […]

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WHO warns that new virus variant poses ‘very high’ risk

The global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences.” The global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences.”

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Supreme Court questions HHS interpretation of DSH formula

The decision is unlikely to have huge implications for DSH calculations but could impact HHS’ policymaking abilities. The decision is unlikely to have huge implications for DSH calculations but could impact HHS’ policymaking abilities.

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Medicaid enrollees report more overnight hospital stays than uninsured, privately insured

Medicaid beneficiaries tend to lack a usual doctor despite visiting clinics at the same rate as the privately insured, according to a MACPAC analysis. Medicaid beneficiaries tend to lack a usual doctor despite visiting clinics at the same rate as the privately insured, according to a MACPAC analysis.

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