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Tenet selling 8 more hospitals as investors debate company breakup
Outgoing Tenet Healthcare CEO Trevor Fetter said investors should debate whether to break up Tenet around its three main business lines hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and revenue-cycle software or leave the company whole.
Lawmakers look for compromise to stabilize health insurance markets
The chairman of the Senate health committee says he’s looking for short-term fixes that Republicans and Democrats can agree on in the next 10 days so Congress can influence ACA insurance rates for 2018.
Kaiser donates $500,000 to Harvey mental health relief effort
Kaiser Permanente is targeting mental health in its disaster-relief funding efforts, a first that may encourage other health systems to follow suit.
Best Places to Work in Healthcare – 2017 (alphabetical list)
Modern Healthcare is proud to present the 150 companies and organizations that have been named to its Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017. An alphabetical list of the companies and organizations is presented here.
Data Points: Hurricane Katrina’s lasting legacy
Growing providers skirt antitrust scrutiny with small physician acquisitions
Providers across the country have been snapping up physician groups primarily through piecemeal acquisitions of small group practices and hiring handfuls of new doctors. While individual purchases don’t significantly change a market, 1 in 5 physician markets is considered highly concentrated.
Maryland insurance co-op Evergreen Health to be liquidated
With Evergreen Health’s liquidation, just four of the initial 23 ACA health insurance co-ops will sell individual coverage in 2018.
Senate budget committee rejects Trump’s $15 billion cut to HHS
An appropriations subcommittee rejected a proposed multibillion-dollar cut to HHS funding over concerns that it could stymie medical innovation.
Truveris raises $25 million in new funding
The $25 million influx will allow data analytics company Truveris to expand its platform across the prescription benefits industry.
Fidelity National Financial to acquire T-System
In its first healthcare technology investment, the real estate and mortgage insurance and services company will pay $200 million for T-System, which makes emergency department documentation technology.
Making use of chronic condition data
Health information is meaningful only when observed and interpreted. Chronic condition monitoring data would reveal a whole lot more if someone else was keeping an eye on them too, looking for anomalies and trends and keeping people healthy during all the time they’re not directly observed by.
Safety & Quality
Novo Nordisk pays $59M to settle allegations it downplayed drug’s cancer risk
Novo’s settlement sets the precedent that the False Claims Act can be used to punish drug companies that use marketing tactics to avoid drug safety warnings as required by law, experts say.
Jeanne Lillig-Patterson, co-founder of First Hand Foundation, dies at 59
Lillig-Patterson, the seventh employee at EHR vendor Cerner, co-founded the foundation in 1995.
This week’s poll: The federal government allocated $254 million to the Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program in 2017. Should funding increase, decrease or stay the same?
Share your opinion in the latest edition of our bi-weekly poll. The federal government allocated $254 million to the Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program in 2017. Should funding increase, decrease or stay the same?