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  1. Aetna names VP, Medicare chief medical officer

    Ali Khan, MD, was appointed as vice president and Medicare chief medical officer for Aetna, CVS Health's payer subsidiary.
  2. Optum's rise to the top: 5 years of growth

    Optum and its parent company, UnitedHealth Group, employ approximately 90,000 physicians in total, making it the largest employer of physicians in the U.S. — but that did not occur overnight.
  3. New York hospital names physician president

    Justin Lundbye, MD, was named president of Catholic Health's Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip, N.Y.

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. Meet the physicians taking on Capitol Hill

    Nineteen physicians currently serve as legislators in the 118th Congress — four in the senate and 15 in the House of Representatives.
  2. Where employed physicians may be losing out

    Being an employed physician comes with several advantages, but practicing this way has drawbacks as well.
  3. CMS finalizes Medicare Advantage rate cut: 5 things physicians should know 

    CMS finalized a slight cut in Medicare Advantage benchmark payments for 2025, according to a final rate notice published April 1. 
  4. Physician practice snags $7.5M loan amid Change hack difficulties

    The University of Toledo (Ohio) board of trustees will lend the University of Toledo Physicians $7.5 million to cover cash-flow issues brought on by the Change Healthcare cyberattack, The Blade reported April 1. 

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. 5 highest-earning CHS execs 

    The CEO of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems is paid more than $1.3 million a year, according to an SEC filing. 
  2. The risks of physicians dropping Medicare

    Becker's connected with nine physicians to discuss the risks the increasing number of physicians electing not to accept payments from Medicare pose to care delivery as a whole.
  3. Lawmakers urge physicians to take active role in policy reform

    Legislators who spoke at the American Medical Association National Advocacy Conference encouraged physicians to continue to advocate for reform to address some of healthcare's biggest policy issues.
  4. Optum-owned group loses 32 physicians in 2 years 

    A total of 32 physicians have left Optum-owned Oregon Medical Group in Eugene in the last two years, The Oregonian reported March 28.

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. The big trends this physician is keeping an eye on

    Healthcare is full of excitement and ripe for change. 
  2. Why these physicians have their eyes on AI

    Artificial intelligence has been a hot topic in healthcare and for good reason.
  3. What to know about the country's richest physicians

    Here's what to know about the five richest physicians in the U.S., as of March 28:
  4. Walgreens posts $5.8B loss from primary care chain VillageMD

    Walgreens posted a nearly $6 billion loss in the second quarter of 2024, a steep loss that beat estimates, according to a March 28 release from the company.
  5. How Geisinger's chief wellness officer is doing 'more than just bringing a dog to the floor'

    Susan Parisi, MD, serves as the inaugural chief wellness officer for Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger.
  6. The healthcare trends exciting physicians

    Artificial intelligence has piqued the interest of physicians nationwide.
  7. The erosion of physician autonomy 

    Autonomy is on many physicians' minds as the workforce becomes increasingly consolidated and the number of employed physicians grows. 
  8. MetroHealth names surgery chair

    Cleveland-based MetroHealth System appointed Marie Crandall, MD, chair of its department of surgery.
  9. Anesthesia provider shortage by the numbers

    The anesthesia provider shortage is a continuing obstacle in care provision, as reimbursements decline and physicians leave the workforce. 

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