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The health care CEOs rated highest by employees, according to Glassdoor

June 21, 2019


Glassdoor on Tuesday released its annual Employees' Choice Awards list, which recognizes CEOs who have received the highest employee ratings on the career website, and several CEOs in the health care industry made the list.

ECMO can save lives. It can also become a 'bridge to nowhere.'

June 21, 2019


Wider use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines has saved some patients from an otherwise certain death—but experts say it also can leave people who have no chance of recovery in a medical limbo.

California is using apps to monitor mental health patients. (And it's off to a rocky start).

June 21, 2019


California recently launched a multi-million dollar effort to test whether mobile apps can make mental health treatment accessible, and perhaps one day prevent a crisis before it occurs—but early testing suggests that privacy concerns, as well as issues that stymie conventional mental health treatments, present obstacles to success.

CMS announces an estimated $180M settlement of long-delayed Medicare claims

June 21, 2019


After two years of negotiations, CMS on Monday announced new voluntary options for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities to settle disputes over denied Medicare Part A claims.

Alexander, Murray just released updated legislation to address 'surprise' medical bills. Here's what made the cut.

June 20, 2019


Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Wednesday formally introduced a wide-ranging bill to address so-called "surprise" medical bills that would establish a benchmark provider payment rate for out-of-network services, instead of the arbitration process favored by hospital industry groups.

What happens when a hospital gets 4,500 scam calls in just 2 hours?

June 20, 2019


Tufts Medical Center in April 2018 received almost 5,000 scam phone calls in two hours, bringing communications at the hospital to a standstill—and it is not the only health care provider to be hit with such calls.

Pharmacy identifies another cancer-causing chemical in US heart drugs

June 20, 2019


Valisure, an online pharmacy, in a filing to FDA last week said it discovered the carcinogen dimethylformamide in the common heart drug valsartan—marking the fourth carcinogen found in the drug.

Suicide rates among US teens and young adults hit a 17-year high

June 20, 2019


The suicide rate among U.S. residents between the ages of 15 and 24 is at its highest since 1999, according to a new study.

How CMS wants to change Medicare Part D prior authorization requirements

June 20, 2019


CMS on Monday proposed a rule intended to streamline Medicare Part D's electronic prior authorization process by circumventing certain HIPAA requirements.

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