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White House taps the brakes on HHS religious rule

White House taps the brakes on HHS religious rule

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 11, 2018

The White House urged HHS to hold off on finalizing a rule outlining when providers can refuse care because of conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs, saying the agency has not done enough to estimate the industry impact.

In Depth: Rethinking rural healthcare

In Depth: Rethinking rural healthcare

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 09, 2018

"Rethinking rural healthcare" explores how to improve healthcare in rural areas, with varied accounts of hospitals at risk of closing, including providers that have successfully reinvented themselves, and others that have shuttered under financial pressure.

Data Points: Rural hospital closures by year

Data Points: Rural hospital closures by year

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 09, 2018

These are the names of the rural hospitals that have closed since 2010, courtesy of the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program at the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina.

Rethinking rural healthcare: Health systems pitch in to protect rural providers

Rethinking rural healthcare: Health systems pitch in to protect rural providers

By Alex Kacik  |  June 09, 2018

In the in-depth report, "Rethinking rural healthcare," reporter Alex Kacik looks at how more than 40% of hospitals in rural America have been operating in the red as they try to manage care for a declining rural population that is often older, sicker and poorer than their urban counterparts.

CMS finalizes disaster policy for hospitals in bundled-pay program

CMS finalizes disaster policy for hospitals in bundled-pay program

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 08, 2018

The CMS finalized a natural disaster policy for hospitals in the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, in the hopes of not penalizing hospitals if they exceed spending goals due to uncontrollable events.

NYU Langone Health tests out Amazon Business programs

NYU Langone Health tests out Amazon Business programs

By Jonathan LaMantia  |  June 08, 2018

An NYU Langone spokeswoman said the health system was "in talks about partnership and participating in some pilot opportunities" with Amazon but declined to elaborate beyond that description.

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