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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Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

The coronavirus tightened its grip on the American heartland, with infections surging in the Midwest. The coronavirus tightened its grip on the American heartland, with infections surging in the Midwest.

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VA's first site to go live on new $16 billion EHR on Oct. 24

Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is in its sixth week of end-user training and the system is 99% ready to go live, VA officials told the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s Technology Modernization Subcommittee at a hearing. Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is in its sixth week of end-user training and the system is 99% ready to go […]

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Congress relaxes Medicare loan repayment terms

Healthcare providers scored a big win by convincing lawmakers to relax recoupment terms on $100 billion in Medicare loans that were supposed to come due starting in August. Healthcare providers scored a big win by convincing lawmakers to relax recoupment terms on $100 billion in Medicare loans that were supposed to come due starting in […]

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Ohio searches for new managed care insurers amid Medicaid overhaul

Ohio is on the hunt for health insurers interested in serving the state’s 2.6 million Medicaid members. Ohio is on the hunt for health insurers interested in serving the state’s 2.6 million Medicaid members.

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FCC extends purchase/implementation deadline for COVID-19 telehealth program

FCC extends purchase/implementation deadline for COVID-19 telehealth program tjordan_drupal Sep 30, 2020 The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau has extended to Dec. 31 the deadline for recipients of COVID-19 Telehealth Program funding to purchase and implement eligible telehealth devices and services to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The original deadline was today. The Coronavirus Aid, […]

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NIH funds program to improve COVID-19 testing in underserved, vulnerable populations

NIH funds program to improve COVID-19 testing in underserved, vulnerable populations tjordan_drupal Sep 30, 2020 The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $234 million to improve COVID-19 testing for underserved and vulnerable populations, such as African Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Latinos/Latinas, Native Hawaiians, older adults, pregnant women and those who are homeless or incarcerated. […]

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NIH: mRNA vaccine generates immune response in older adults

NIH: mRNA vaccine generates immune response in older adults tjordan_drupal Sep 30, 2020 An experimental mRNA vaccine for the COVID-19 virus generated a strong immune response in older adults in a phase 1 clinical trial, who generally tolerated it well, the National Institutes of Health reports. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases developed […]

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House passes AHA-supported Helping MOMS Act

House passes AHA-supported Helping MOMS Act tjordan_drupal Sep 30, 2020 The House of Representatives yesterday passed by voice vote the AHA-supported Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act (H.R. 4996), as amended. The legislation would give states the option to extend Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage for pregnant and postpartum women from the current […]

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Committee holds hearing on ‘unsustainable drug prices’

Committee holds hearing on ‘unsustainable drug prices’ tjordan_drupal Sep 30, 2020 The House Committee on Oversight and Reform today launched a two-day hearing to examine pricing practices for some of the nation’s costliest drugs. Testifying today were current and former executives from Celgene Corporation, Bristol Myers Squibb and Teva Pharmaceuticals. Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., […]

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CMS website features new resources on hospital price transparency rule

CMS website features new resources on hospital price transparency rule tjordan_drupal Sep 30, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today launched a website on the rule requiring hospitals to disclose their negotiated rates. The website includes information and resources for hospitals and consumers to better understand the new requirements, including a compliance checklist, […]

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