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  1. 3 health system CEOs with highest employee approval ratings: Memorial Sloan Kettering chief tops the list

    Three health system CEOs received Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards, which honors the 100 highest employee-rated U.S. CEOs in 2017.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, ACA architect, admits mistakes with cost-sharing subsidies

    Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, is credited as the architect of the ACA, but during a recent interview with Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, he noted a few aspects of the law he would have changed had he known it would be received with hostility by the next presidential administration.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. 15 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 -

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  1. 4 things to know about Trump's executive order on drug pricing

    A draft of President Donald Trump's executive order on drug prices lists several proposals to roll back regulatory hurdles for the pharmaceutical industry, reports The New York Times.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. Hospitals see influx of patients amid record heat in West

    Hospitals in the western United States are treating an increased amount of patients for heat-related injuries as record-high temperatures scorch the region.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Global drug sales forecast falls for 1st time in decade

    Forecasts of worldwide drug sales decreased in 2017 amid growing price scrutiny on prescription medications, according to an Evaluate Pharma report.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center appoints new chief administrative officer: 3 notes

    PeaceHealth Ketchikan (Alaska) Medical Center hired Edward Freysinger as its chief administrative officer, effective Aug. 7, according to a KRBD report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Shasta Regional Medical Center taps Dr. Richard Fletcher as CEO: 4 things to know

    Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif., named Richard Fletcher, PharmD, CEO, according to a Red Bluff Daily News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Viewpoint: California single-payer system is feasible

    Robert Pollin, PhD, a distinguished professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, not only believes a single-payer healthcare system is possible in California, but that it could actually end up saving the state’s citizens and government billions of dollars, according to an op-ed in the Los-Angeles Times.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. Spicer: Trump wants healthcare bill ‘with heart’

    In a press conference Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump wanted the Senate to propose a version of the AHCA “with heart,” according to ABC News.  By Leo Vartorella -
  4. 4 healthcare organizations adding jobs

    The following healthcare organizations shared plans to add jobs so far in June, starting with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 15 recent RCM service expansions

    Here are 15 revenue cycle management portfolio expansions involving healthcare vendors and providers so far in June.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Viewpoint: Shared savings do not measure ACO impact

    Shared savings — how much an ACO earns in incentive payments relative to its baseline — are not a good measure of financial success in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, according to a column published in Health Affairs.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Female directorships decline for the first time in 8 years

    Gender diversity on boards is regressing, according to a recent study from professional services firm Heidrick & Struggles.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Rising stars: 60 healthcare leaders under 40 | 2017

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to honor 60 healthcare leaders under 40 years old as rising stars in the industry.  By Mary Rechtoris and Eric Oliver -
  5. 9 notes on the 2018 proposed rule for MACRA's Quality Payment Program

    CMS issued the proposed rule Tuesday for the 2018 performance year of the Quality Payment Program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. Insurers receive federal cost-sharing reduction payments for June

    Payers selling policies on the ACA exchanges garnered cost-sharing reduction payments from President Donald Trump's administration this month, amid speculation the subsidies —which offset the cost of providing discounted deductibles and copays to low-income ACA enrollees — could end, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Morgan Haefner -
  7. Health IT company CoPilot agrees to $130k settlement after delayed breach notification

    CoPilot Provider Support Services will pay $130,000 in penalties and reform its legal compliance program as part of a settlement to resolve allegations the company illegally deferred notifying more than 221,178 patients of breached records, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 15.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. How informatics led Dr. Don Rucker to head ONC

    National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker, MD — a board-certified physician in emergency medicine, internal medicine and clinical informatics — discussed his journey to ONC leadership in a June 15 post on the ONC blog.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. GOP to unveil AHCA draft Thursday: 7 things to know

    A draft of the Senate GOP's healthcare bill will be unveiled Thursday after weeks of work on the legislation, reports Reuters.  By Kelly Gooch -

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