Planned Parenthood barred from Title X funds under final rule

Planned Parenthood vows to fight rule it and American Medical Association call a gag order between provider and patient. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Planned Parenthood barred from Title X funds under final rule

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Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital to halt "balance billing" amidst uproar from patients smacked by massive surprise bills

Privately insured patients have gotten hit with bills in the tens of thousands after receiving care at the public hospital which does not contract with private payers. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital to halt “balance billing” amidst uproar from patients smacked by massive surprise bills

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Keep silver loading for health plans, insurer and hospital groups tell CMS

Implementing rules on price transparency and interoperability would be helped by insurers sharing information publicly, asserts the American Hospital Association. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Keep silver loading for health plans, insurer and hospital groups tell CMS

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Rising from the ashes: How Adventist Feather River is moving on after the Camp Fire wreaked havoc

Jill Kinney said in the face of disaster, training saved lives. And as a health system, your job isn’t just to heal patients. In the face of tragedy, you must heal your wounded staff too. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Rising from the ashes: How Adventist Feather River is moving on after the Camp Fire wreaked […]

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FDA oversight of the prescribing of fentanyl products is inadequate, report finds

There appears to be a lack of accountability when it comes to prescribing high-test opioids to patients who already have a tolerance. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – FDA oversight of the prescribing of fentanyl products is inadequate, report finds

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Community Health Systems sees major drop in net losses over 2017, reporting $328 million for Q4 2018

The $328 million in net losses for the fourth quarter is a big leap over the $2.01 billion reported for the same period in 2017. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Community Health Systems sees major drop in net losses over 2017, reporting 8 million for Q4 2018

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CMS launches podcast to discuss policies and agency updates

First “CMS: Beyond the Policy” podcast explains physician fee schedule for 2019, in a conversational format. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – CMS launches podcast to discuss policies and agency updates

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Atul Gawande's company looks to benefit design, unsealed court testimony shows

Executive testifies that if the ideas being explored for the new company work, they could be scaled up among the venture’s owners. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Atul Gawande’s company looks to benefit design, unsealed court testimony shows

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New nurses work overtime, long shifts, and sometimes a second job, research shows

Overtime in particular has been negatively associated with patient care, and a good proportion of nurses are required to work extra hours. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – New nurses work overtime, long shifts, and sometimes a second job, research shows

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Want to cut MRSA infections after discharge? Add a structured bathing regimen to discharge instructions, says Rush University study

A regimen using antiseptic soap, mouthwash, and nose ointment after hospital discharge reduced infections and infection-associated hospitalizations due to MRSA in high-risk patients. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Want to cut MRSA infections after discharge? Add a structured bathing regimen to discharge instructions, says Rush University study

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