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…

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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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AHA-supported bill aims to prevent health care provider burnout

AHA-supported bill aims to prevent health care provider burnout tjordan_drupal Mar 4, 2021 Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Todd Young, R-Ind., Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., today introduced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, AHA-supported legislation that aims to prevent suicide, burnout and behavioral health disorders among health care professionals. Rep. Susan […]

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AHA supports Murthy for surgeon general

AHA supports Murthy for surgeon general tjordan_drupal Mar 4, 2021 The AHA today voiced support for Vivek Murthy, M.D., to serve as United States surgeon general for a second time. “Dr. Murthy is a well-respected internal medicine specialist with decades of public health experience,” AHA said in a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on […]

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AHA case study and podcast: Partnering to improve birth outcomes

AHA case study and podcast: Partnering to improve birth outcomes tjordan_drupal Mar 4, 2021 Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas, launched the Pioneer Baby program with KU School of Medicine-Wichita in 2015 to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes. Read the case study or tune in to the podcast to learn how the program and other […]

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CMS: Thousands select plan in first two weeks of special enrollment period

CMS: Thousands select plan in first two weeks of special enrollment period tjordan_drupal Mar 4, 2021 More than 206,000 people selected a 2021 health plan through the federally facilitated marketplace Feb. 15-28, the first two weeks of a special enrollment period created in response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reports. The total […]

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Researchers examine a few delayed skin reactions after Moderna vaccine

Researchers examine a few delayed skin reactions after Moderna vaccine tjordan_drupal Mar 4, 2021 A research letter published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine looks at delayed injection-site skin reactions to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine four to 11 days after 12 people received the first dose. All 12 received a second dose, since […]

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MedPAC likely to recommend CMS simplify alternative payment models

Several commissioners argued that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s draft recommendation wouldn’t go far enough but said it would be a step in the right direction. Several commissioners argued that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s draft recommendation wouldn’t go far enough but said it would be a step in the right direction.

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Medicare physician claims down 19% in first half of 2020 from pre-pandemic expectations

During the first six months of 2020, physicians reported $9.4 billion less in Medicare claims than expected at the start of the year, with spending down 19% as seniors deferred care during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the first six months of 2020, physicians reported $9.4 billion less in Medicare claims than expected at the start […]

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Florida governor faces growing charges of vaccine favoritism

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back on allegations that wealthy Floridians are getting earlier access to coronavirus vaccines, saying a local hospital—not the state—was behind the vaccinations of more than 1,200 Key Largo residents. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back on allegations that wealthy Floridians are getting earlier access to coronavirus vaccines, saying a local […]

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Insurance regulator to issue warning on virus-test billing

New Mexico’s top insurance regulator is putting medical providers on notice that people cannot be charged for coronavirus testing after reports that residents have been required to pay for rapid-result tests. New Mexico’s top insurance regulator is putting medical providers on notice that people cannot be charged for coronavirus testing after reports that residents have […]

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Sutter Health posts sizable 2020 loss, announces sweeping review of finances

California’s Sutter Health lost $321 million on operations in 2020 due to higher expenses and a decline in patient care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. California’s Sutter Health lost $321 million on operations in 2020 due to higher expenses and a decline in patient care due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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