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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‘So frustrating’: Grave missteps seen in U.S. virus response

As a powerful new wave of infections sweeps the U.S. just ahead of Election Day, the nation’s handling of the nearly 8-month-old crisis has been marked by what health experts see as grave missteps, wasted time and squandered opportunities by leaders at all levels of government. As a powerful new wave of infections sweeps the […]

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Medtronic to pay over $9M to settle false claims suit

Medtronic allegedly paid a South Dakota neurosurgeon kickbacks to use their products and hosted more than 100 events at a restaurant owned by the physician. Medtronic allegedly paid a South Dakota neurosurgeon kickbacks to use their products and hosted more than 100 events at a restaurant owned by the physician.

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ONC pushes back compliance dates for info-blocking rule

HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued an interim final rule to delay compliance deadlines until at least 2021. HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued an interim final rule to delay compliance deadlines until at least 2021.

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Health systems join forces with shared laundry facility in Detroit

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Michigan and flu season approaching, healthcare executives said in a news conference that demand for clean laundry has become even more important. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Michigan and flu season approaching, healthcare executives said in a news conference that demand for clean laundry has become even more […]

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FBI warns ransomware assault threatens healthcare system

Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare […]

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Hospital bills for uninsured COVID patients are covered, but no one tells them

Among clinicians, there’s a reluctance to raise the issue of cost in any way and run afoul of federal laws. Emergency rooms must at least stabilize everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, under a federal law. Among clinicians, there’s a reluctance to raise the issue of cost in any way and run afoul of federal […]

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CMS finalizes insurer transparency rule

The rule forces employer health plans and insurance companies to post in-network and out-of-network rates they negotiate with providers. It also requires insurers to develop online price transparency tools to give patients cost-sharing information. The rule forces employer health plans and insurance companies to post in-network and out-of-network rates they negotiate with providers. It also […]

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COVID-19 Crisis Drives New Screening Method

COVID-19 Crisis Drives New Screening Method Matthew Diener Oct 29, 2020 When the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in New Rochelle, New York, in early March, White Plains Hospital, a 292-bed tertiary care hospital located in Westchester County, found itself at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis. With no playbook to go to, and […]

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Healthcare providers’ campaign spending skews toward Democrats

A greater share of hospitals’ and nursing homes’ political contributions have gone to Democrats in 2020 than in prior election cycles. A greater share of hospitals’ and nursing homes’ political contributions have gone to Democrats in 2020 than in prior election cycles.

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Teladoc posts 2.8M visits for Q3, more than triple the year-ago quarter

Teladoc Health posted $288.8 million in revenue for 2020’s third quarter as it prepares for a pending $18.5 billion merger with Livongo. Teladoc Health posted $288.8 million in revenue for 2020’s third quarter as it prepares for a pending $18.5 billion merger with Livongo.

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