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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Healthcare groups should end all political donations—permanently

Now is not the time to suspend some campaign contributions by healthcare organizations. Now is the time to permanently end them all. And, in the spirit of unity, to candidates from both parties. Now is not the time to suspend some campaign contributions by healthcare organizations. Now is the time to permanently end them all. […]

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Momentum grows to outsource hospital tech functions in 2021

Carilion Clinic, CoxHealth and Geisinger Health are among the systems outsourcing such technology services as support, cybersecurity and data management. Carilion Clinic, CoxHealth and Geisinger Health are among the systems outsourcing such technology services as support, cybersecurity and data management.

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Revamp of the nation’s vaccination effort may not be enough

Public health experts are not uniformly backing the Biden administration’s plans to speed up mass vaccination efforts after missteps that have slowed the rollout.   Public health experts are not uniformly backing the Biden administration’s plans to speed up mass vaccination efforts after missteps that have slowed the rollout.  

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COVID-19 hastens hospitals’ revenue cycle outsourcing moves

The COVID-19 pandemic has led hospitals to move even more quickly toward outsourced revenue cycle management. The COVID-19 pandemic has led hospitals to move even more quickly toward outsourced revenue cycle management.

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OCR announces revised crisis standards of care guidelines for serving older persons and persons with disabilities

OCR announces revised crisis standards of care guidelines for serving older persons and persons with disabilities tjordan_drupal Jan 15, 2021 The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights yesterday announced collaborative efforts with the state of North Carolina, the North Texas Mass Critical Care Guidelines Task Force, the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory […]

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Lessons learned: Using communication to navigate COVID-19

Lessons learned: Using communication to navigate COVID-19 tjordan_drupal Jan 15, 2021 As COVID-19 surges continue, lessons learned by health systems large and small reveal the importance of teamwork, communication, flexibility, preparation and supporting the physical and mental health of all staff. In this second in a four-part series on lessons from the front lines, read […]

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Nationwide COVID-19 memorial on Jan. 19 as part of Biden inauguration activities

Nationwide COVID-19 memorial on Jan. 19 as part of Biden inauguration activities tjordan_drupal Jan 15, 2021 President-elect Biden is planning to host a memorial to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19 — the night before he is inaugurated president. A Washington, D.C., ceremony will feature a lighting around the […]

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CMS finalizes rule for health plan prior authorization in certain federal programs

CMS finalizes rule for health plan prior authorization in certain federal programs tjordan_drupal Jan 15, 2021 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a final rule that seeks to streamline prior authorization processes implemented by health plans serving the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Under the rule, these […]

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CMS issues final notice of benefit and payment parameters for 2022

CMS issues final notice of benefit and payment parameters for 2022 tjordan_drupal Jan 15, 2021 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released a final rule that implements some of the standards governing health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces (or “exchanges”) for 2022. CMS notes that it did not address many of […]

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CMS withdraws proposed Medicaid Fiscal Responsibility Regulation

CMS withdraws proposed Medicaid Fiscal Responsibility Regulation tjordan_drupal Jan 15, 2021 As urged by the AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday officially withdrew a proposed rule intended to increase oversight and transparency in Medicaid supplemental payment programs, including Disproportionate Share Hospital payments, and how states finance these programs. CMS Administrator Seema Verma […]

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