Hospital Administration

Dive Brief: After a week of confusion and criticism, the Trump administration over the weekend said states would take the lead in allocating to hospitals supplies of Gilead’s COVID-19 drug remdesivir, which was recently shown in a clinical trial to hasten recovery from the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Remdesivir was cleared for emergency
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Dive Brief: CMS is adding a new element to controversial price transparency regulations, suggesting it will continue to collect data on hospital median payer-specific negotiated rates and consider how that information could be used to set set relative Medicare payment rates. Hospitals immediately blasted the idea. In the draft of the Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective
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Once again, the private sector generally supports the Trump administration’s push toward interoperability within the healthcare industry but has a lot of issues with the specifics. Payers, providers, EHR vendors and more re-aired perennial disputes in the industry over data privacy, government regulation, price transparency and more in their comments on HHS’ five-year health IT roadmap made public
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Dive Brief: Despite pent up demand following the cancellation of elective procedures, orthopaedic surgeons will face a slow recovery in ramping their services back up, according to a new Jefferies survey. The 40 high-volume orthopaedic surgeons who responded to the survey said their current weekly volumes are down 90% compared to before the onset of the
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Dive Brief: House Democrats on Tuesday introduced a $3 trillion relief bill, dubbed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, that allocates $100 billion for provider reimbursement (with certain documentation) and creates special enrollment periods for Medicare and Affordable Care Act plans.  The House could vote on the bill as soon as
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UPDATE: May 15, 2020: This article has been updated to include information from a Moody’s Investors Service report. From the Mayo Clinic to Kaiser Permanente, nonprofit hospitals are posting massive losses as the coronavirus pandemic upends their traditional way of doing business. Fitch Ratings analysts predict a grimmer second quarter: “the worst on record for
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