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Mortality from opioid addiction quadruples

Mortality from opioid addiction quadruples

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 04, 2017

A new Health Affairs study found opioid-related deaths in hospitals quadrupled from 2000 to 2014 as providers cared for patients with more severe cases of pain addiction.

Hospitals and lobbying groups at odds over Medicare policy

Hospitals and lobbying groups at odds over Medicare policy

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 04, 2017

MedPAC heard contrasting messages from trade groups and hospitals about the impact of a controversial policy that requires doctors to sign off on certain procedures done by hospital staffers.

Advocate Health crosses state lines to merge with Aurora

Advocate Health crosses state lines to merge with Aurora

By Alex Kacik  |  December 04, 2017

Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care has turned its focus to Wisconsin's largest healthcare provider after walking away from its merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

DMC cutting jobs as part of Tenet cost-cutting

DMC cutting jobs as part of Tenet cost-cutting

By Jay Greene  |  December 04, 2017

Tenet Healthcare Corp. instructed executives at Detroit Medical Center to cut its workforce by 150 by the end of this year as part of the investor-owned hospital chain's previously announced companywide 1,300 layoffs.

Police shoot gunman at California hospital, no one else hurt

By Associated Press  |  December 04, 2017

A gunman fired through an emergency room window at a hospital Friday in Bakersfield, Calif., then walked inside, but no one was injured until police shot and wounded him soon after, authorities said.

Hospitals and patients feel the pain from Anthem's ED policy

Hospitals and patients feel the pain from Anthem's ED policy

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 02, 2017

Now that Anthem's emergency department policy how been in effect for several months in some states, hospitals and patients are beginning to feel the impact of unpaid claims and big medical bills.

How to find $25 million in 10 days

How to find $25 million in 10 days

By Alex Kacik  |  December 02, 2017

Hospitals and health systems are looking to offset the continued widening gap between the cost of care and Medicare reimbursement, as well as other rising costs.

Data Points: Rural Hospitals at Risk

Data Points: Rural Hospitals at Risk

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 02, 2017

Rural hospitals continue to face fairly dire financial times. The National Rural Health Association last year suggested that more than 670 rural hospitals were at risk of closing. Since 2010, when three rural hospitals shuttered, the annual pace of closures has more than doubled.

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