COVID-19 activity declined significantly through the year, allowing the hospital operator to reduce labor vacancies and stop capping bed capacities at behavioral health hospitals, executives said.
A whistleblower and the DOJ allege that UPMC’s longtime head of cardiothoracic surgery, James Luketich, regularly performed as many as three complex surgeries at the same time.
The health system said contract labor increased 37% compared to the prior year as admissions declined year over year, due to capacity constraints and longer patient stays.
FDA authorizes first at-home flu-COVID-19 combination test days after its developer files for bankruptcy
Lucira filed for bankruptcy protection last week, saying the “protracted” authorization process caused it to miss out on test sales in the latest flu season.
Tennessee-based Community Health Systems was breached as part of the attacks, which may have compromised the health information of 1 million patients within CHS alone.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of four current and former Illinois nurses, alleges that Ascension failed to properly pay employees and that the health system engaged in “improper” cost-cutting practices.
Regulators are continuing to work on new guidance in light of a court decision that ruled against the government and threw a wrench in the third-party process to resolve payment disputes between payers and providers.
Humana said its employer segment no longer meets the company’s long-term strategic plans.
The American Hospital Association is pushing the FTC to abandon its proposal to eliminate restrictive covenants. At the very least, the lobby wants physicians and senior executives exempt.
Oak Street CEO and Co-Founder Mike Pykosz makes the case for value-based healthcare policy despite potential partisan gridlock in the 118th Congress.