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Loyola health system CEO takes job out West

Loyola health system CEO takes job out West

By Kristen Schorsch  |  February 21, 2018

Larry Goldberg, 56, will be president of the university medical division at Banner Health, a not-for-profit based in Phoenix with 28 hospitals and other ventures in six states.

Tennessee seeks $250 million in uncompensated-care funds

Tennessee seeks $250 million in uncompensated-care funds

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 21, 2018

Tennessee is looking to reverse an Obama-era cut to its uncompensated-care costs and secure more money from the Trump administration, saying the current federal funding isn't enough to cover its hospitals' losses.

Mercy Health and Bon Secours to merge

Mercy Health and Bon Secours to merge

By Alex Kacik  |  February 21, 2018

Mercy Health and Bon Secours Health System plan to merge, forming a 43-hospital organization that serves seven states with $8 billion in net operating revenue, the systems announced Wednesday.

Health IT groups ask the ONC to clarify exchange framework

Health IT groups ask the ONC to clarify exchange framework

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  February 21, 2018

In comments on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, trade groups and vendors asked the ONC for details about patient matching, data sharing and other topics related to interoperability.

Wisconsin's GOP to try for reinsurance waiver as 2018 midterms loom

Wisconsin's GOP to try for reinsurance waiver as 2018 midterms loom

By Susannah Luthi  |  February 21, 2018

The Wisconsin Legislature has approved conservative Gov. Scott Walker's plan to set up an individual market reinsurance fund before a contentious election cycle. But some of the state's progressives have blasted the move as pure politics.

News from other sources

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 21, 2018

HIV/AIDS patients sue CVS, researchers try ultrasound for Alzheimer's treatment, and genotype-based diets fail.

What it costs hospitals to reverse an opioid overdose

What it costs hospitals to reverse an opioid overdose

By Kristen Schorsch  |  February 20, 2018

Some patients who overdose are revived quickly with a reversal drug like naloxone. But depending on how fast they reach the hospital, and what kind of opioid they took, others may be put on a ventilator. They can wind up in the hospital for days, perhaps weeks.

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