Modern Healthcare Breaking News Latest Breaking News from Modern Healthcare en-us Modern Healthcare 144 21 Community Health Systems selling four S.C. hospitals Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:33:00 EST Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell four South Carolina hospitals. Ascension's outpatient transformation comes at a cost Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:00:00 EST Ascension reported higher proportions of publicly insured patients and dips in some volume metrics in the quarter ended Sept. 30 amid its transformation from being an inpatient to an outpatient provider. Shots fired on Chicago hospital campus Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:46:15 EST A gunman opened fire Monday afternoon on the campus of Chicago's Mercy Hospital. Four people, including the gunman, were reported dead. ECRI Institute launches site to replace shuttered National Guideline Clearinghouse Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:00:00 EST The ECRI Institute on Monday launched its much-anticipated online repository for clinical guidelines. Officials hope the website will replace the federal government's National Guideline Clearinghouse, which shut down in July. Atrium Health accused of cheating staffers on health, pension benefits Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:00:00 EST A group of former Atrium Health employees are suing the system, claiming it has cheated thousands of employees out of pension benefits and caused them to pay more for services it rendered through the network established by the health plan it co-owns. Study finds 45 minutes of patient education improves chronic disease management Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:28:15 EST The study assigned 47 patients who were diagnosed with a chronic disease to visit with a second-year medical student for 45 minutes after seeing their physician. That one-on-one session measurably improved patients' attitudes and abilities in... Pharmacists take aim at benefit managers Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:27:08 EST Independent pharmacists in New York are calling for a state investigation into the practices of pharmacy benefit managers—the companies that negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurers and employers. They blame the PBMs for forcing owners to... Cleveland Clinic-Oscar Health pairing is exceeding hopes Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:00:00 EST The partnership, which marked the clinic's first heavy play in the insurance business, vastly exceeded expectations in the first year, securing what they estimate to be a 15% share of the individual market in the 2018 open enrollment season. New York-Presbyterian and Empire BCBS negotiating deal that could affect 300,000 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:00:00 EST New York-Presbyterian is struggling to reach an agreement to remain in the Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield network. If the two sides can't agree before Jan. 1, New York-Presbyterian estimates that about 300,000 patients could face higher charges... Mayo Clinic projects heavy construction spending in coming years Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:00:00 EST Mayo Clinic says it expects to spend $908 million over the next three to five years on ongoing construction projects.