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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House health chair says it’s time to make Medicare telehealth permanent

Telehealth has proved popular amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but providers still may not know the long-term outcomes of that delivery method, experts said at a House subcommittee hearing. Telehealth has proved popular amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but providers still may not know the long-term outcomes of that delivery method, experts said at a House subcommittee […]

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Michigan Blues post lowest operating profits in 4 years amid COVID-19 pandemic

The not-for-profit mutual health insurer reported $120 million in operating income last year, the lowest amount in four years, compared with $248 million in 2019. The not-for-profit mutual health insurer reported $120 million in operating income last year, the lowest amount in four years, compared with $248 million in 2019.

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Blue Cross posts lowest operating profits in 4 years amid COVID-19 pandemic

The nonprofit mutual health insurer reported $120 million in operating income last year, the lowest amount in four years, compared with $248 million in 2019. The nonprofit mutual health insurer reported $120 million in operating income last year, the lowest amount in four years, compared with $248 million in 2019.

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Vaccinating children could be the key to ending the pandemic

Children and adolescents must be vaccinated to get the pandemic under control. Once a high percentage of the population is vaccinated or has had COVID-19, the disease may be no more disruptive than annual influenza seasons. Children and adolescents must be vaccinated to get the pandemic under control. Once a high percentage of the population […]

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Children’s mental healthcare needs skyrocket during pandemic

There has been a stark rise in demand children’s mental healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many experts feel children’s mental health is the next great healthcare crisis. There has been a stark rise in demand children’s mental healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many experts feel children’s mental health is the next […]

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Pandemic raises questions about impact of Medicare payment restructuring in post-acute

Skilled nursing facilities cut therapist staffing levels after the transition to PDPM and did not offset those changes with other hiring, according to a new study. Skilled nursing facilities cut therapist staffing levels after the transition to PDPM and did not offset those changes with other hiring, according to a new study.

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Perrigo sells generic drug business for $1.55 billion

The sale of the business unit to a private equity firm will provide Perrigo with upward of $2 billion in available cash and serves as part of a “transformation plan” as the company has shifted toward more self-care products. The sale of the business unit to a private equity firm will provide Perrigo with upward […]

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Proposed overhaul of Arkansas Medicaid expansion unveiled

Proposed legislation would continue using Medicaid funds to place recipients on private health insurance. But, under the proposal, those who don’t work or go to school could be moved to the traditional fee-for-service Medicaid program. More than 300,000 people are currently on the state’s Medicaid expansion. Proposed legislation would continue using Medicaid funds to place […]

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Tensions over vaccine equity pit rural against urban America

The U.S. vaccine campaign has heightened tensions between rural and urban America, where from Oregon to Tennessee to upstate New York complaints are surfacing of a real — or perceived — inequity in vaccine allocation. The U.S. vaccine campaign has heightened tensions between rural and urban America, where from Oregon to Tennessee to upstate New […]

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States easing virus restrictions despite experts’ warnings

With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up speed and a third formula on the way, states eager to reopen for business are easing coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts that the outbreak is far from over and that moving too quickly could prolong the misery. With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up speed and […]

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