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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ONC urged to exercise extended enforcement discretion for information blocking rule

ONC urged to exercise extended enforcement discretion for information blocking rule tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 AHA and other organizations representing the nation’s clinicians, hospitals, health systems and experts in health informatics and health information management today urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to allow […]

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CDC: COVID-19 cases in college-aged youth up 55% over month

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HHS urges health care sector to guard against Ryuk ransomware threat

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Webinar replay on aligning social and health needs amid COVID-19

Webinar replay on aligning social and health needs amid COVID-19 tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 The AHA and Aligning for Health Sept. 24 hosted a webinar detailing how hospitals and health systems are working to better identify and address health, social and community needs. Leaders from Henry Ford Health System, the MetroHealth System and St. Barnabas […]

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Deadline to request MIPS targeted review approaching

Deadline to request MIPS targeted review approaching tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 Clinicians who participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2019 have until Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. ET to review their final score and payment adjustment factor(s) for 2021 and request a targeted review if they suspect an error. The final score determines […]

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House Democrats unveil updated COVID-19 relief package

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Administration begins distributing 150M rapid tests for COVID-19 virus

Administration begins distributing 150M rapid tests for COVID-19 virus tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 The Trump administration yesterday began distributing 150 million rapid point-of-care tests for the COVID-19 virus that it purchased in August, which will go to states and territories (100 million), nursing homes (18 million), assisted living facilities (15 million), home health and hospice […]

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Racism is a public health crisis

COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Blacks, Latinos, and indigenous people. While racism and profound health disparities commonly affect minority communities, this particular blog looks specifically at the impact on Black people.  COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Blacks, Latinos, and indigenous people. While racism and profound health disparities commonly affect minority communities, this particular blog looks specifically at the impact […]

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CMS changes nursing home testing guidance over rural concerns

Rural state governors are worried that low COVID-19 testing volumes would create high positivity rates in their area. Rural state governors are worried that low COVID-19 testing volumes would create high positivity rates in their area.

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Why Molina is on a Medicaid plan buying spree

Molina Healthcare is on a roll. The health insurer plans to buy Affinity Health Plan, a small Medicaid company in New York, which would mark the fifth acquisition deal that Molina has disclosed this year. Molina Healthcare is on a roll. The health insurer plans to buy Affinity Health Plan, a small Medicaid company in […]

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