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HCA-Mission Health deal OK'd by N.C. attorney general
North Carolina's attorney general approved hospital giant HCA Healthcare's $1.5 billion acquisition of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health, after nabbing commitments from HCA meant to protect the state's healthcare industry.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 4:15 PM
Medicare Advantage industry sees slower growth for 2019
Medicare Advantage insurers added 1.4 million members to their rosters for 2019, as they looked to grow membership in a market known for being politically safe and predictably lucrative. But membership is growing at slower pace than in previous...

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 4:46 PM
Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries
The Trump administration is quietly considering allowing states to apply to convert their Medicaid programs into block grants that cap federal spending, which some experts say would lead to lower Medicaid payments for safety-net hospitals.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 3:00 PM
HIMSS Analytics sells vendor data business to Definitive Healthcare
Definitive Healthcare will combine the data from HIMSS Analytics with its existing data sets.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 9:00 AM
Female physicians more likely to report burnout
Nearly half of physicians report feelings of burnout, and women suffer higher rates of burnout than men, according to a survey by Medscape.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 3:00 PM
Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds
An intensive-care doctor at Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients, sparking two wrongful death lawsuits against the provider.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 11:00 AM
Patient-matching standards must be improved, government report shows
Providers, vendors and others told the Government Accountability Office they still struggle with correctly matching patients to their records, which can theoretically put patients in danger.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 12:15 PM
UnitedHealth loses appeal over underpayments
A federal appeals court unanimously ruled against UnitedHealth Group over the insurer withholding payments from out-of-network physicians and hospitals to compensate for previous overpayments.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 2:37 PM
GoFundMe CEO: 'Gigantic gaps' in health system showing up in crowdfunding
Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of healthcare. Of the $5 billion the company says it has raised, about a third has been for medical...

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 12:03 PM
Supreme Court justices lean toward hospitals in Medicare DSH case
Two Supreme Court justices questioned the federal government's assertion that its Medicare DSH formula change didn't amount to substantive policy. The change affects billions of dollars in reimbursement payments.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 2:00 PM

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