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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Perspective: The Power of our Collective Voice

Perspective: The Power of our Collective Voice Damareus Barbour CA Sep 18, 2020 By now, hopefully you have seen the news announced earlier this week that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will withdraw its Medicaid fiscal accountability proposed rule from its regulatory agenda.  This was a big victory for patients and providers as the […]

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HHS finalizes rules to increase living-donor organ transplants

Some living donors will be reimbursed for the expenses they take on while they’re hospitalized and recovering, such as lost wages or childcare. Some living donors will be reimbursed for the expenses they take on while they’re hospitalized and recovering, such as lost wages or childcare.

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Drug shows promise in 1st COVID study of largely minority patients

A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and Blacks. A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the […]

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CMS approves chronic kidney disease payment model

The End-Stage Renal Disease ESRD Treatment Choices—ETC—model encourages increased home dialysis use and kidney transplants. The new payment model goes into effect on January 1. The End-Stage Renal Disease ESRD Treatment Choices—ETC—model encourages increased home dialysis use and kidney transplants. The new payment model goes into effect on January 1.

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Gap between what private insurers and Medicare pay hospitals is growing

A new RAND Corp. study finds private insurers paid hospitals 247% of what Medicare would have paid for the same services in 2018, up from 230% in 2017 and 224% in 2016. A new RAND Corp. study finds private insurers paid hospitals 247% of what Medicare would have paid for the same services in 2018, […]

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CMS revises nursing home visitation guidance, citing toll on residents

CMS offered nursing homes guidelines on how to safely allow visitors in indoor and outdoor settings, after months of restrictions meant to protect residents from the coronavirus. CMS offered nursing homes guidelines on how to safely allow visitors in indoor and outdoor settings, after months of restrictions meant to protect residents from the coronavirus.

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Endless lying affects us all

Rather than using his bully pulpit to build a national commitment to the masking and social distancing policies that could return the country to near-normal economic, education and social activities, the president is leading the opposition. Rather than using his bully pulpit to build a national commitment to the masking and social distancing policies that […]

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CDC study suggests COVID-19 mitigation efforts could reduce impact of flu

CDC study suggests COVID-19 mitigation efforts could reduce impact of flu tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study suggests that social distancing and other measures to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 could help reduce the impact of flu this fall and winter in the United States if widely practiced. […]

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NIH funds COVID-19 research, engagement efforts in hard-hit minority communities

NIH funds COVID-19 research, engagement efforts in hard-hit minority communities tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 The National Institutes of Health yesterday awarded $12 million to non-profit research institution RTI International for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. RTI will support teams in 11 […]

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FDA approves new option amid COVID-19-spurred sedation drug shortages

FDA approves new option amid COVID-19-spurred sedation drug shortages tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 The Food and Drug Administration this week approved dexmedetomidine hydrochloride in 0.9% sodium chloride injection for the sedation of initially intubated and mechanically ventilated patients in an intensive-care setting and of non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures. The […]

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