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Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

By Tara Bannow  |  July 14, 2018

Most health systems that responded to Modern Healthcare's Hospital Systems Survey said hiring more physicians either did not materially change their financial performance or actually improved it, a surprising finding given research that shows hospitals lose money on employed physicians.

Q&A with HealthPartners' Andrea Walsh on her first year as CEO

Q&A with HealthPartners' Andrea Walsh on her first year as CEO

By Aurora Aguilar  |  July 14, 2018

Andrea Walsh took over as CEO in June 2017. It's been mostly smooth sailing for Walsh, but an easy start shouldn't be surprising given Walsh's 23-year tenure at HealthPartners, most recently as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Docs argue for safe-injection sites for illicit drugs in the U.S.

Docs argue for safe-injection sites for illicit drugs in the U.S.

By Harris Meyer  |  July 07, 2018

Some U.S. physicians would like hospitals to consider opening safe-injection sites on their campuses to reduce the chance of addicted patients overdosing on illicit drugs while receiving medical treatment, as two Canadian hospitals recently have done.

Hospital hiring spiked 71% in June

Hospital hiring spiked 71% in June

By Tara Bannow  |  July 06, 2018

Hospitals added 10,600 new jobs in June, a 71% spike in hiring from May, even as healthcare jobs overall dipped.

CMS extends bundled-pay program timeline

CMS extends bundled-pay program timeline

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 05, 2018

The CMS is giving provider groups one more week to decide on participating in the CMS' voluntary Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Advanced program. The extension comes after complaints that providers didn't have the claims data needed to make a decision.

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