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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As virus surges, critics say UK hasn't learned from mistakes

The virus is on the rise once more in the U.K., which has recorded almost 42,000 COVID-19 deaths, with confirmed daily infections hitting a record-high 6,634 on Thursday, though deaths remain far below their April peak. The virus is on the rise once more in the U.K., which has recorded almost 42,000 COVID-19 deaths, with […]

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Birx: Not considering leaving coronavirus task force

Dr. Deborah Birx said she has been on a heavy travel schedule, but said that is crucial to understanding the nation’s response. She said she had been in about 28 states, including more than 15 universities, in the last three months. Dr. Deborah Birx said she has been on a heavy travel schedule, but said […]

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Medicare Advantage premiums to fall as enrollment grows

Monthly premiums for Medicare Advantage plans are expected to decrease again in 2021, as enrollment in the privatized version of traditional Medicare climbs. Monthly premiums for Medicare Advantage plans are expected to decrease again in 2021, as enrollment in the privatized version of traditional Medicare climbs.

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FDA will allow states to import drugs from Canada

The rule allows states to import drugs from Canada if their plan wouldn’t pose additional safety risks to the public and would save consumers a significant amount of money. It goes into effect November 23. The rule allows states to import drugs from Canada if their plan wouldn’t pose additional safety risks to the public […]

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FDA approves first point-of-care antibody test

FDA approves first point-of-care antibody test Damareus Barbour CA Sep 24, 2020 The Food and Drug Administration today authorized for emergency use the first serology test to help identify individuals with antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 at the point of care. The agency previously authorized the test for use by certain labs.  “Until today, serology test samples […]

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Hospitals can sign up for ‘Thank You’ campaign supporting health care workers

Hospitals can sign up for ‘Thank You’ campaign supporting health care workers Damareus Barbour CA Sep 24, 2020 Hospitals and health systems nationwide can participate in the non-partisan Spirit of Liberty Foundation’s Operation Thank You relay, in which special aircraft make event stops at 97 locations honoring physicians, nurses and other first responders at local […]

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As a result of AHA lawsuit, HHS continues to reduce appeals backlog

As a result of AHA lawsuit, HHS continues to reduce appeals backlog Damareus Barbour CA Sep 24, 2020 The Department of Health and Human Services through Sept. 24 has reduced by 52.8% its backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level, according to a status report the agency provided today to a federal […]

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AHA sponsors Congressional Black Caucus panel on Black maternal health

AHA sponsors Congressional Black Caucus panel on Black maternal health Damareus Barbour CA Sep 24, 2020 AHA Sept. 23 sponsored the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference session, “Advancing Black Maternal Health: Moving the Momnibus and Coverage Expansion Forward.” The panel, hosted by Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., and featuring Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., Ayanna Pressley, […]

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HRSA proposes changes to rural designation for grants

HRSA proposes changes to rural designation for grants Damareus Barbour CA Sep 24, 2020 The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is accepting comments through Oct. 23 on proposed changes to how it designates geographic areas eligible for its rural health grants.  The proposal would add outlying Metropolitan Statistical Area […]

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AHA podcast: Eliminating disparities in birth outcomes

AHA podcast: Eliminating disparities in birth outcomes Damareus Barbour CA Sep 24, 2020 AHA’s latest Members in Action podcast dives into the importance of promoting race equity to ensure healthy pregnancies, healthy babies and better outcomes for the community in general. Hear how Spectrum Health is advancing maternal and child health through its Healthier Communities […]

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