Nurses struggle with burnout, harassment and mental health issues, study finds

The nursing shortage has negatively affected workloads for 88 percent of nurses in 2018, up significantly from 62 percent in 2016. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Nurses struggle with burnout, harassment and mental health issues, study finds

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UnitedHealthcare, Envision, settle contract dispute

Contract extension avoids out-of-network surprise bills for UnitedHealthcare beneficiaries using emergency room services staffed by Envision physicians. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – UnitedHealthcare, Envision, settle contract dispute

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Social determinants of health pose challenges for most Americans, survey shows

Improving social determinants for patients can have strong positive effects on the patient’s health and decreased costs for the healthcare system. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Social determinants of health pose challenges for most Americans, survey shows

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Pathology professor: Clinicians and patients experiencing 'cognitive overload'

Edward Klatt, a pathology expert at Mercer University School of Medicine says system leaders must be all in on pinpointing and promoting better coping skills. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Pathology professor: Clinicians and patients experiencing ‘cognitive overload’

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CMS extends enrollment deadline for consumers who are asked to leave a message

The agency is allowing those who get a message from the marketplace call center to enroll in a plan after the December 15 deadline. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – CMS extends enrollment deadline for consumers who are asked to leave a message

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What does expanded Medicaid mean for enrollees' health? A lot

Nearly half of people covered by Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program felt that their physical health improved in the first year or two after enrollment. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – What does expanded Medicaid mean for enrollees’ health? A lot

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AHIP, healthcare organizations, advocate for federal standard to prevent surprise medical bills

Millions of consumers receiving surprise medical bills blame their insurer or provider. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – AHIP, healthcare organizations, advocate for federal standard to prevent surprise medical bills

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Why healthcare revenue cycle careers are heating up for millennials

About two-thirds of millennials in revenue cycle jobs are satisfied with their roles, though many said they would consider other career opportunities. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Why healthcare revenue cycle careers are heating up for millennials

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Steward Health Care Network workflow automation yields 161% increase in care coordination

The problem was the web of multiple EMRs that complicated the process and created dramatic variances in the way referrals were processed in the primary care and specialist office. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – Steward Health Care Network workflow automation yields 161% increase in care coordination

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As many as 1 in 6 healthcare workers are immigrants, JAMA shows

Employment in the healthcare industry is expected to grow about 18 percent over the next eight years, and foreign-born workers will likely help fill the gap. Source: healthcarefinancenews.com – As many as 1 in 6 healthcare workers are immigrants, JAMA shows

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