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Worsening drug shortages leave providers scrambling for alternatives

Worsening drug shortages leave providers scrambling for alternatives

By Alex Kacik  |  May 21, 2018

Ninety-one percent of nearly 250 emergency physicians surveyed in a new ACEP poll said they had experienced a shortage or absence of critical medicine in their emergency department in the past month. That increases costs and compromises care.

Kaiser invests $200 million to fight homelessness

Kaiser invests $200 million to fight homelessness

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 21, 2018

Health system giant Kaiser Permanente is committing $200 million to fight housing insecurity as it begins seeking investment opportunities as a way to improve community health.

GAO calls on CMS to continue prior authorization experiments

GAO calls on CMS to continue prior authorization experiments

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 21, 2018

The Government Accountability Office urged the CMS to continue several experiments that require providers and medical equipment suppliers to prove they are meeting certain standards before being paid, as that could save the agency billions.

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By Modern Healthcare  |  May 21, 2018

Morris & Dickson can start distributing opioids again, privacy advocates worry about AI transcription services, and investigators turn to public geneaology to identify a murder suspect.

What do U.S. immigration policies mean for the healthcare workforce?

What do U.S. immigration policies mean for the healthcare workforce?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 19, 2018

There's been a drop in the number of foreign-born medical graduates applying for residencies in the U.S. at the same time as the country struggles with physician staffing shortages. Industry stakeholders worry the decline comes from recent efforts to stem immigration.

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