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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Prior authorization bill introduced in Senate

Prior authorization bill introduced in Senate tjordan_drupal Dec 18, 2020 Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and John Thune, R-S.D., yesterday introduced the Improving Seniors’ Tmely Access to Care Act (S. 5044), bipartisan legislation that would require Medicare Advantage plans to establish an electronic prior authorization system and provide “real-time” decisions for routine services and items. In […]

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CMS to open Direct Contracting Model to Medicaid managed care organizations

CMS to open Direct Contracting Model to Medicaid managed care organizations tjordan_drupal Dec 18, 2020 Medicaid managed care organizations with enrollees dually eligible for Medicare can participate in the Direct Contracting Model’s Professional and Global Options beginning in January 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. Medicaid MCOs must have at least […]

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ASHE leader named to International Fire Code committee

ASHE leader named to International Fire Code committee tjordan_drupal Dec 18, 2020 The International Code Council has named Jonathan Flannery, senior associate director of advocacy for the AHA’s American Society for Health Care Engineering, to a three-year term on the International Fire Code Development Committee, which evaluates and recommends proposed changes to the IFC fire […]

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AHA urges Congress not to include provisions in year-end legislation that would impact private contract negotiations between providers and health plans

AHA urges Congress not to include provisions in year-end legislation that would impact private contract negotiations between providers and health plans tjordan_drupal Dec 18, 2020 The AHA today urged congressional leaders not include in any end-of-the year legislative package provisions that would impact private contract negotiations between providers – including hospitals and physicians – and […]

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Congress expected to consider CR funding government through Sunday

Congress expected to consider CR funding government through Sunday tjordan_drupal Dec 18, 2020 The House of Representatives is expected to consider a continuing resolution tonight that extends current federal funding levels through Dec. 20 while Congress continues negotiations on an omnibus appropriations bill and a COVID-19 relief package. The Senate will then consider the continuing […]

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COVID-19 stretches rural health safety net

Eighty-two percent of rural hospital ICU beds were occupied as of late November, up from 73% in August. Eighty-two percent of rural hospital ICU beds were occupied as of late November, up from 73% in August.

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Judge to decide soon whether CMS outpatient drug pay demo must temporarily stop

The most-favored nation demonstration that would cut provider reimbursement for Medicare Part B drugs is supposed to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The most-favored nation demonstration that would cut provider reimbursement for Medicare Part B drugs is supposed to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

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Shanda Group sold half its CHS stock in past two months

Singapore-based Shanda Group sold nearly $110 million worth of Community Health Systems stock in the past two months, likely riding a wave of higher share value. Singapore-based Shanda Group sold nearly $110 million worth of Community Health Systems stock in the past two months, likely riding a wave of higher share value.

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Tenet selling urgent care business to the tune of $80 million

Although urgent care demand spiked during the pandemic, Tenet Healthcare is selling the vast majority of its share of that business to FastMed Urgent Care. Although urgent care demand spiked during the pandemic, Tenet Healthcare is selling the vast majority of its share of that business to FastMed Urgent Care.

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New roads to the health innovation ecosystems of tomorrow

As businesses continue to become more digital and industry lines continue to blur, life sciences and health care organizations are reacting to disruption by investing in long-term plays. As businesses continue to become more digital and industry lines continue to blur, life sciences and health care organizations are reacting to disruption by investing in long-term […]

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