Healthcare providers face high costs, demand for agency staff as COVID-19 rages

January 25, 2021 0 Comments

Healthcare providers still struggle to find travel nurses to handle the COVID-19 surge. And those workers come at a price, with the competition doubling or even tripling normal compensation.

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Biden's early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

January 24, 2021 0 Comments

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said President Donald Trump's handling of the virus caused so much damage to public perceptions of its severity that it's important for President Joe Biden to set a contrasting tone.

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It's a secret: California keeps key virus data from public

January 23, 2021 0 Comments

State health officials said they rely on a very complex set of measurements that would confuse and potentially mislead the public if they were made public.

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Cerner names Erceg as new CFO

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

Mark Erceg will join Cerner Corp. as the company's new chief financial officer Feb. 22. He's the third leadership appointment Cerner has announced since the start of 2021.

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Last-minute COVID costs cut into UnitedHealthcare's $396 million operating income

January 21, 2021 0 Comments

Going forward, UnitedHealthcare expects to add 1.5 million members in 2021, with enrollment in government plans continuing to drive growth.

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Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay $5.1M HIPAA penalty

January 20, 2021 0 Comments

The penalty resolves alleged HIPAA violations stemming from a data breach that took place from December 2013 to May 2015 and compromised data on 9.3 million people, according to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.

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Q&A: Providing 'health security' should be top priority for Congress, Biden says FAH CEO Kahn

January 19, 2021 0 Comments

As a Biden administration takes shape, Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn hopes Democrats and Republicans can “return to normalcy and civility” and address the health and economic toll of the pandemic.

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COVID-19 hastens hospitals' revenue cycle outsourcing moves

January 18, 2021 0 Comments

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

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4 cyberscams for hospitals to watch out for

January 17, 2021 0 Comments

Fake sign-ups for vaccine appointments and falsified vendor contracts are a few of the ways scammers have targeted healthcare workers.

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CMS finalizes drug transparency, pharmacy quality rules

January 16, 2021 0 Comments

CMS estimates the changes will save the federal government $75.4 million over the next decade in Medicare Advantage and Part D payments.

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