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  1. 10 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Twitter poaches former UPMC executive: 5 things to know

    Twitter hired Candi Castleberry-Singleton as its new vice president of inclusion and diversity, according to a Trib Live report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center selects Ashley Rivera as CEO: 3 notes

    Hallock, Minn.-based Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center named Ashley Rivera CEO, according to a Kittson County Enterprise report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. HHS dedicates $195M in IT, training grants to address the opioid crisis

    HHS unveiled $195 million in funding to help community health centers nationwide combat the opioid epidemic.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. 8 things to know about nurse case manager salary

    Nurse case managers in the United States earn a median annual salary of $69,521, according to PayScale data.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Uncompensated care costs could rise 78% at hospitals in Medicaid expansion states under AHCA

    The House-approved American Health Care Act is projected to increase uncompensated care costs and decrease operating margins at hospitals, particularly those in states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA, according to a Commonwealth Fund report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Florida physician, infusion clinic owner sentenced to 5+ years in prison for billing fraud

    A medical director and an owner of four Orlando, Fla.-based infusion clinics were convicted Monday of submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare for expensive and medically unnecessary infusion-therapy treatments.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. 3 practices of highly motivational leaders

    To effectively motivate employees, leaders must understand what drives each individual. While straightforward in theory, this is no easy feat for leaders of large, diverse or dispersed teams.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove: BCRA will put hospitals in 'very deep financial trouble'

    Senate Republicans' proposal to repeal and replace the ACA with the Better Care Reconciliation Act is expected to cause millions of Americans to lose healthcare coverage. Hospitals that already operate on tight margins will find themselves picking up the "burden" of providing more uncompensated care to patients without insurance, Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Warren Buffett: GOP bill should be called 'Relief for the Rich Act'

    Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said during an interview with PBS that he would receive a 17 percent tax cut under the House-approved American Health Care Act, saving him $679,999.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. GOP congressman loses $17M on pharma investment: 4 things to know

    Congressman Chris Collins, R-N.Y., lost nearly $17 million after stock for an Australian drug company he'd heavily invested dropped by more than 90 percent Tuesday, reports The Hill.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. 2 former Ariad Pharma execs charged with insider trading

    The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged three individuals linked to Ariad Pharmaceuticals with insider trading, reports The Boston Globe.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. VA owes devicemakers $15M in late payments

    Lawmakers are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay medical device companies up to $15 million in late payments for implants and devices used in VA hospitals, reports The Journal Gazette.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Becker's Speaker Series: 4 questions with Novant Health Director of RCS Utilization Review, Nathan Hughes

    Nathan Hughes serves as Director of RCS Utilization Review for Novant Health.  By Jessi Young -
  4. 5 key considerations and strategies for clinical integration post-merger

    The emerging healthcare landscape is transforming the way provider organizations approach mergers and acquisitions. Determining how to leverage economies of scale and remain competitive amid increasing margin pressure remain relevant concerns during hospital transactions. However, the shift to value-based care and population health management has put an increased focus on clinical integration in the M&A process.  By Staff -
  5. Global ransomware 'Petya' hits Merck, Pennsylvania health system: 5 things to know

    A ransomware variant reportedly called "Petya" hit computer systems across the globe June 27, compromising government systems in Ukraine and operations at a Pennsylvania health system, among other targets.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  6. Trump acknowledges health reform bill may not 'get done'

    President Donald Trump stressed the importance of health reform Tuesday after Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, reports Politico.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. 17% of Americans approve of Senate healthcare bill

    A new poll finds 17 percent of Americans approve of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, according to NPR.  By Leo Vartorella -
  8. 10 states that would lose the most Medicaid funding under BCRA

    Under the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act, states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the ACA would face deep cuts to the program while states that didn't expand would still see substantial losses in funding by 2026, according to Avalere Health.  By Leo Vartorella -
  9. Cape Cod Healthcare terminates roughly 55 employees under Quest partnership

    Madison N.J.-based lab giant Quest Diagnostics signed a letter of intent to acquire Hyannis, Mass.-based Cape Cod Healthcare's outreach lab services business.  By Kelly Gooch -

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