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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Exploring options to deploy capitated payments to enhance primary care in rural settings

Exploring options to deploy capitated payments to enhance primary care in rural settings tjordan_drupal Dec 3, 2020 A new AHA case study highlights examples of capitated payment agreements that serve to increase the use and improve the quality of primary care services in rural communities. These arrangements are deployed at several levels of care management […]

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AHA #HealthCareInnovation blog: Changing hospital culture to address the opioid crisis

AHA #HealthCareInnovation blog: Changing hospital culture to address the opioid crisis tjordan_drupal Dec 3, 2020 To care for patients with opioid use disorder, a multidisciplinary team at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, initiates treatment and recovery using buprenorphine, then helps transition follow-up care to an outpatient clinic. “We emphasize developing a plan of […]

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Healthcare employment recovery slowed in November

New federal data show the healthcare industry added an estimated 46,000 jobs last month, down from 66,500 in October. New federal data show the healthcare industry added an estimated 46,000 jobs last month, down from 66,500 in October.

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FDA updates EUA for convalescent plasma, guidance on preventing medical device shortages

FDA updates EUA for convalescent plasma, guidance on preventing medical device shortages tjordan_drupal Dec 3, 2020 The FDA this week revised and reissued its August emergency use authorization for COVID-19 convalescent plasma to treat hospitalized patients with COVID-19. The revised EUA adds the Mount Sinai COVID-19 ELISA IgG Antibody Test as an acceptable test for qualifying […]

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AHA releases brief on creating value with hospital-at-home care

AHA releases brief on creating value with hospital-at-home care tjordan_drupal Dec 3, 2020 AHA’s The Value Initiative is providing new resources to support hospitals’ and health systems’ efforts to adopt hospital-at-home care for patients who need acute-level care but are considered stable enough to be safely monitored from their homes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

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AHA Leadership Rounds with Allegheny Health Network leader

AHA Leadership Rounds with Allegheny Health Network leader tjordan_drupal Dec 3, 2020 Claire Zangerle, R.N., chief nurse executive at Allegheny Health Network, today joined AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., to discuss how hospitals can support their workforce as they move from relief, recovery, and rebuilding to reimagining and innovation. Watch the replay here. Leadership […]

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AHA’s Tom Nickels to retire in 2021; Stacey Hughes to join the association

AHA’s Tom Nickels to retire in 2021; Stacey Hughes to join the association tjordan_drupal Dec 3, 2020 Tom Nickels, AHA executive vice president for government relations and public policy, will retire from the association next April after a long and exceptional career in the association and political world, AHA announced today.  “During his time with us, […]

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CMS announces changes to Radiation Oncology Model

CMS announces changes to Radiation Oncology Model tjordan_drupal Dec 3, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released the calendar year 2021 outpatient prospective payment system/ambulatory surgical center final rule. In addition to standard updates, the rule maintains previous payment cuts for certain drugs purchased under the 340B drug savings program, expands the […]

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Providers scramble for staff to care for pandemic’s sick

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, healthcare providers are doing whatever it takes to staff their facilities, even if it means going into the red. As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, healthcare providers are doing whatever it takes to staff their facilities, even if it means going into the red.

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Aetna will cover noninvasive prenatal testing for all pregnancies

The move comes at a time when a number of payors, including UnitedHealthcare and Humana, have begun offering coverage of NIPT for average-risk pregnancies. The move comes at a time when a number of payors, including UnitedHealthcare and Humana, have begun offering coverage of NIPT for average-risk pregnancies.

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