Policy What the end of the federal COVID-19 emergency means for healthcare Here’s what to know about the federal healthcare policies that will expire when the COVD-19 public health emergency declaration ends in May. People Ascension names Conrado president; Impicciche remaining CEO The change splits up the president and CEO roles, both held by Joseph Impicciche. Cybersecurity Pro-Russia hacker group targets University of Michigan Health websites Monday's attack targeted U.S. hospital systems in California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Michigan. Legal Prosecutors outline fraud case against Outcome Health co-founders, former COO One prosecutor told jurors the case against co-founders Rishi Shah and Shradha Agarwal and former COO Brad Purdy is about “ambition, greed and fraud.” MH Magazine Exclusive Labor Growth of historically Black medical schools sets stage for a more diverse workforce The institutions aim to capitalize on their recent momentum to create sustainable funding streams, foster partnerships and advocate for policy change. Government Biden to end COVID emergency declarations on May 11 Ending the national emergency and public health emergency declarations would formally restructure the federal response to treat the virus as an endemic threat. Politics & Policy CMS finalizes RADV rule, leaves MA plans on the hook for billions The insurance industry has hinted at litigation against the rule, which aims to reclaim overpayments to Medicare Advantage carriers. Finance Kaufman Hall: Hospital financial pressures may be easing While the median hospital margin declined 39% from 2021 to 2022, labor expense pressure softened and inpatient volumes improved in December, raising hopes for 2023. Legal Cigna files noncompete suit against former exec, CVS Health Cigna alleges Amy Bricker violated a noncompete agreement by joining CVS Health this month. The Federal Trade Commission is considering a ban on these clauses. Technology Nanotech startup brings new approach to cancer vaccine Nanotech entrepreneur Chad Mirkin, co-founder of Flashpoint Therapeutics, says the proper structure can transform cancer vaccines from ineffective to curative. Government COVID-19 still an emergency but approaching 'inflexion point,' WHO says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he hopes 2023 will bring a "new phase in which we reduce hospitalizations and deaths to the lowest possible level." Opinion Opinion: Lessons from Davos 2023 to help build healthier communities Cooperation is essential to promote health and well-being, globally and locally, says Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert Garrett. Sponsored Content Events & Programs Register Now! Join this complimentary virtual event February 16. Get insights and solutions to advance your hospital’s technologies and care models. Prepare for the trends shaping the future of healthcare. Register Now! Register today for the Digital Health Transformation Summit, May 22-24 in Chicago! Prepare for healthcare's digitally enabled future while you learn and connect with executives on the front lines of innovation. Register Now! Register for the 2023 program for the opportunity to earn this honor for your organization. Get recognized as an outstanding employer to boost team morale and enhance recruitment and retention of top talent! Nominate Today! Nominate an outstanding clinician leader for the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives of 2023, and help us recognize individuals spearheading better patient care, community health and clinician well-being.