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  1. 3 CMS moves poised to change patient care

    CMS made changes to healthcare policy in 2023 that are set to change many facets of care in 2024.
  2. The best states for physician communication 

    Recent CMS data has South Dakota ranked the highest in physician communication. 
  3. Where patients are avoiding care due to cost

    Across the country, 10.1% adults reported that they weren't able to see a doctor despite needing to due to the cost over the past 12 months, according to recent data from the United Health Foundation.

The art of simplicity: How to streamline patient access and reduce staff burden?

Patients are demanding simpler care experiences. See how leading systems are meeting this expectation — while also reducing staff burden — here. 
  1. Urgent care chain to pay $9.1M to settle false claims allegations on physician visits

    Total Access Urgent Care agreed to pay more than $9.1 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare. 
  2. Optum's biggest moves in 2023

    From leadership moves to layoffs, here are 13 Optum moves that physician leaders should know that Becker's reported on in 2023:
  3. 13 digital health updates in 2023

    Artificial intelligence and telemedicine dominated the digital health news in 2023.
  4. Massachusetts removes mental health questions from clinician credentialing process

    Massachusetts has become the first state in the country to have each of its hospital, health system and local health plans commit to eliminating questions about clinicians' mental health history or past drug use in the credentialing process.

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

Managing patient throughput shouldn't still be a struggle in 2022. See how modern hospitals are cutting time to admission here.
  1. 'Plateauing vitality:' The trends this innovation leader says defined healthcare in 2023

    As 2023 comes to a close, Becker's recently connected with Calie Santana, MD, senior medical principal for innovation for St. Louis-based Evernorth Health Services, to hear her perspective on the trends that defined the healthcare industry in 2023.
  2. 'Keeping the patients at the center': How this innovation VP is leading in '24

    Becker's recently connected with Michelle Stansbury, VP of Innovation and IT Applications at Houston Methodist, to hear her perspective on the past year and how she will lead the hospital group in 2024.
  3. Medical group expenses per physician top $1M

    Medical group revenue per physician jumped 16.7% in 2023 but expenses are also on the rise, according to the AMGA Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey.
  4. 24 acquisitions, partnerships making waves in healthcare in 2023

    Here are 24 acquisitions and partnerships that Becker's reported on in 2023:

2 tech leaders on Orlando VA Medical Center's path to innovation

Don't force patients to navigate "hospital labyrinths" alone. See how Orlando VA Medical Center aims to reduce late appointments via a major wayfinding project here.
  1. 'Reduce friction in every sense': How 1 leader is redesigning Northwell's workflow

    Physicians and patients face a variety of barriers in the healthcare system when delivering or seeking care, with many healthcare leaders seeking solutions to reduce these challenges and deliver high quality care.
  2. Indiana system to pay $345M to settle alleged False Claims Act, Stark law violations

    Indianapolis-based Community Health Network agreed to pay the U.S. $345 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and Stark law.
  3. OHSU completes 1st awake spine surgery

    A surgery team at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland performed the system's first surgical removal of a herniated disc without the use of general anesthesia.
  4. 6 trends that defined healthcare in 2023, per 1 executive

    Staffing shortages, changes in healthcare reimbursement and the embrace of diversity, equity and inclusion measures were among the trends Brighton Ncube, senior vice president of physician practices and ambulatory care at Kingman (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center, identified as having the biggest impact on the healthcare space in 2023.
  5. Why retirement age physicians want to continue in medicine

    Still having more to contribute as a physician was the leading reason physicians said they would keep working at least until their late 60s, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physicians Eye Retirement Report."
  6. 18 C-suite physicians retiring, resigning in 2023

    Here are 18 physician executives who retired, resigned or plan to resign from their positions that Becker's has reported on in 2023:
  7. Northwell Health's chief experience officer on making the network a 'safe place'

    Healthcare leaders and government officials have focused attention on violence in healthcare settings in 2023, with health systems setting clear expectations about visitor behavior and lawmakers introducing legislation to stiffen penalties for those who commit violence against healthcare workers.
  8. The proposed bills physicians are keeping tabs on

    Healthcare policy legislation has been in the spotlight for much of 2023, including issues related to reimbursement, advanced practice provider supervision requirements and payer policies. 
  9. Cardiologist's $4.9M in referrals violated Stark law, complaint alleges

    Steward Health Care and Steward Medical Group, both based in Dallas, and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston — which is part of the health system — have been accused of violating Stark law, allegedly paying a cardiologist nearly $4.9 million in incentive compensation. 

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