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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HHS allocates $145 million to health center look-alikes to fight COVID-19

They can use it to slow the spread of the virus, strengthen vaccine efforts and improve healthcare services and related infrastructure. Applications are due May 14. They can use it to slow the spread of the virus, strengthen vaccine efforts and improve healthcare services and related infrastructure. Applications are due May 14.

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The Check Up: Kevin Shimamoto of Valley Children’s Hospital

Kevin Shimamoto, vice president and chief information officer at Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera, Calif., talks about the opportunities and challenges of doing a virtual go-live for a new electronic health record system during the pandemic. Kevin Shimamoto, vice president and chief information officer at Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera, Calif., talks about the opportunities […]

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Chair File: A New Chapter in the History of Vaccines

Chair File: A New Chapter in the History of Vaccines tjordan_drupal Apr 19, 2021 As we get ready to mark World Immunization Week (April 24-30), it’s an appropriate time to celebrate the incredible gift of vaccines. The World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health partners across the globe […]

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ER doctors ‘manage chaos’ amid COVID-19 surge in Michigan

Emergency doctors and nurses in Michigan are seeing a massive increase in patients seeking care in hospital EDs, a mixture of ailments not seen before in previous COVID-19 surges. Emergency doctors and nurses in Michigan are seeing a massive increase in patients seeking care in hospital EDs, a mixture of ailments not seen before in […]

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Blue Cross bosses pocket pay hikes

Top brass at Blue Cross of Illinois’ parent company got big raises last year, as health insurers emerged largely unscathed from the economic fallout of the pandemic. Top brass at Blue Cross of Illinois’ parent company got big raises last year, as health insurers emerged largely unscathed from the economic fallout of the pandemic.

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FDA revokes emergency use authorization for monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab

FDA revokes emergency use authorization for monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab mcostello_drupal Apr 16, 2021 The Food and Drug Administration today revoked the emergency use authorization that allowed for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and certain pediatric patients. Based on its ongoing […]

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Biden admin throws out Texas Medicaid waiver

CMS said the Trump administration should not have approved its more than $100 billion request without going through the usual notice and comment period. CMS said the Trump administration should not have approved its more than $100 billion request without going through the usual notice and comment period.

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FCC announces 7-day window to apply for COVID-19 telehealth funding

FCC announces 7-day window to apply for COVID-19 telehealth funding tjordan_drupal Apr 16, 2021 The Federal Communications Commission will accept applications for COVID-19 Telehealth Program Round 2 funding from April 29 at 12 p.m. ET to May 6 at 12 p.m. ET.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act authorized an additional $249.95 million in funding for the […]

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OIG reminds providers in COVID-19 vaccine program not to charge recipients

OIG reminds providers in COVID-19 vaccine program not to charge recipients tjordan_drupal Apr 16, 2021 Health care providers participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program must administer the vaccines at no cost to recipients, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General yesterday reminded providers and the […]

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Jurisdictions awarded initial ARPA funding to track variants

Jurisdictions awarded initial ARPA funding to track variants tjordan_drupal Apr 16, 2021 The Biden administration today announced $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states and other jurisdictions to expand genomic sequencing to detect and track COVID-19 variants, which it said now comprise about half of […]

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