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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FDA allows more flexible storage option for Pfizer vaccine

FDA allows more flexible storage option for Pfizer vaccine tjordan_drupal Feb 26, 2021 The Food and Drug Administration will allow undiluted frozen vials of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be transported and stored at conventional pharmaceutical freezer temperatures (-13°F to 5°F) for up to two weeks as an alternative to its preferred storage at -112 […]

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FAHA compiles one-stop shop to help meet hospitals’ COVID-19 vaccine communication needs

FAHA compiles one-stop shop to help meet hospitals’ COVID-19 vaccine communication needs tjordan_drupal Feb 26, 2021 AHA today released a one-stop web hub for hospitals and health systems to find communication resources related to COVID-19 vaccines. The hub pulls from a number of trusted sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health […]

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Study: COVID-19 ventilation rate falls for seniors in Israel after vaccination campaign

Study: COVID-19 ventilation rate falls for seniors in Israel after vaccination campaign tjordan_drupal Feb 26, 2021 Israeli patients aged 70 and older were much less likely to require mechanical ventilation for COVID-19 after most people in their age group had received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, according to a study released today by […]

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CMS announces automatic exception policy for MIPS individual clinicians

CMS announces automatic exception policy for MIPS individual clinicians tjordan_drupal Feb 26, 2021 Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will apply an automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all clinicians participating as individuals in the Quality Payment Program’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System for the 2020 performance […]

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SAMHSA webinar March 3 on behavioral health impact of distance learning

SAMHSA webinar March 3 on behavioral health impact of distance learning tjordan_drupal Feb 26, 2021 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will host a March 3 roundtable discussion on the academic, social and emotional impacts of distance learning on children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for the 1 p.m. ET webinar here. Substance […]

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AHA-supported bill would help link patients with social needs to services

AHA-supported bill would help link patients with social needs to services tjordan_drupal Feb 26, 2021 Sens. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., yesterday announced they will introduce the Leveraging Integrated Networks in Communities to Address Social Needs Act, AHA-supported legislation that would provide funding for states to create or enhance public-private partnerships to coordinate […]

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FDA panel recommends EUA for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine candidate

FDA panel recommends EUA for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine candidate tjordan_drupal Feb 26, 2021 The Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee today recommended the approval of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The panel voted unanimously to recommend that FDA issue an emergency use authorization for the candidate, which […]

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UPMC’s patient volumes stabilize, boosting 2020 profits

The Pittsburgh, Pa.-based academic health system reported an $836 million operating income in 2020. The Pittsburgh, Pa.-based academic health system reported an $836 million operating income in 2020.

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CMS: Group health plans must cover COVID-19 diagnostic testing

CMS said the new guidance should make it easier for people to get tested. CMS said the new guidance should make it easier for people to get tested.

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As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped by 80,000 in six weeks, and 17% of the nation’s adult population has gotten at least one dose of a vaccine, providing some relief to front-line workers. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped by 80,000 in six […]

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