LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
Posted 5 years ago

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
Posted 6 years ago

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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Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

President Joe Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration’s sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers. President Joe Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration’s sweeping […]

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CMS pushes deadline for vaccine mandate in 24 states

Following Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, CMS will give states newly subject to the mandate more time to meet deadlines. Following Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, CMS will give states newly subject to the mandate more time to meet deadlines.

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CMS issues vaccine rule guidance for states affected by SCOTUS decision

CMS issues vaccine rule guidance for states affected by SCOTUS decision tjordan_drupal Jan 14, 2022 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released updated interpretive guidance on its Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule for states affected by yesterday’s Supreme Court’s decision  on the rule. The guidance does not apply to Texas, […]

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Blood shortage strains hospitals

Only about half of hospitals’ blood orders are being filled, leading some facilities to triage care. Only about half of hospitals’ blood orders are being filled, leading some facilities to triage care.

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MedPAC hashes out new alternative payment model strategy

Medicare pay advisors discussed the importance of two-sided risk and administratively-set benchmarks in a reformed model. Medicare pay advisors discussed the importance of two-sided risk and administratively-set benchmarks in a reformed model.

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HHS renews public health emergency

HHS renews public health emergency tjordan_drupal Jan 14, 2022 As urged by the AHA, the Department of Health and Human Services today renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration for another 90 days effective Jan. 16. The extension will help hospitals and health systems combat COVID-19 in their communities.  Advocacy & Public Policy Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) Headline […]

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Agencies issue No Surprises Act guidance for debt collectors, consumer video

Agencies issue No Surprises Act guidance for debt collectors, consumer video tjordan_drupal Jan 14, 2022 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday released a bulletin reminding debt collectors and credit bureaus of their legal obligations in light of the No Surprises Act, which protects consumers from certain unexpected medical bills.  “Companies that try to collect on medical […]

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AHA past chair urges action to address health care workforce emergency

AHA past chair urges action to address health care workforce emergency tjordan_drupal Jan 14, 2022 In an op-ed published at MedPage Today, 2021 AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., urges action to address the nation’s growing shortage of health care workers, from enacting the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act to lifting the cap […]

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CDC study: Flu vaccination prevents severe illness in children

CDC study: Flu vaccination prevents severe illness in children tjordan_drupal Jan 14, 2022 Flu vaccination protects children against serious flu illness, even when they are infected with a virus that has mutated from the one in the vaccine, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study summarizes findings from […]

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Humana names president of home services division

The new hire comes as the nation’s second-largest Medicare Advantage carrier invests in home care services. The new hire comes as the nation’s second-largest Medicare Advantage carrier invests in home care services.

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