Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The best healthcare companies to work for in 2023

    Indianapolis-based Elevance Health, formerly ​​Anthem, secured the No. 1 spot of Fortune and Great Place to Work's "40 Best Large Workplaces in Health Care." 
  2. Physicians want Medicare payments restructured now — here's why

    Proposed Medicare cuts for physicians are "bad policy, bad timing and bad for patients," threatening healthcare access, the American Medical Association said in a Sept. 11 news release. 
  3. The state of nursing: 5 things to know

    Here is a snapshot of the nursing industry in five notes: 

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. What are the best states for emotional and physical well-being?

    Here are the 15 top-ranking states for the emotional and physical well-being of their residents, according to recent data from WalletHub:
  2. 5 private equity moves in healthcare

    Here are five moves related to private equity in healthcare that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 17:
  3. 5 leadership appointments in 2 weeks

    Here are five leadership appointments that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 31:
  4. Why the Medicare physician payment schedule needs an overhaul, per the AMA

    The American Medical Association has sent a comment letter to CMS urging the agency to make changes to the Medicare physician payment schedule, which the AMA argues is bad policy for both patients and providers.

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. The perks of working alongside hospitals, per 1 physician

    Mark Van Ess, DO, chair of head and neck surgery at Mercy Clinic Springfield (Mo.), ​​recently joined Becker's to discuss the relationship between physicians and the hospitals they work for. 
  2. 4 hospitals hit with price transparency fines: 3 things to know

    CMS has fined four additional hospitals for alleged price transparency violations.
  3. 9 things physicians wish patients knew about prior authorization

    Prior authorization can often be a major hassle for physicians, administrators and patients trying to get needed medical procedures or prescriptions. 
  4. California suit over who can be called 'doctor' faces opposition 

    An amicus brief filed Sept. 6 by the California Medical Association and the American Medical Association states that licensed allopathic and osteopathic physicians in California should be the only practitioners allowed to use the title "Dr."

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. Average salary of the fastest-growing physician specialties

    Psychiatry is the fastest-growing physician specialty, and the average annual salary in the field is $247,350.
  2. Orlando Health taps chief nursing officer

    Orlando (Fla.) Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital has named Heather Moynihan, BSN, as its associate chief nursing officer. 
  3. Hospital worker to repay $170K after selling stolen medical equipment 

    Denis Tkachuk, who previously worked at hospitals in Washington state, was sentenced to three years of probation for stealing and selling more than $108,000 in medical supplies. 
  4. The 10 most, least vaccinated states

    Some states are better than others at vaccinating their populations, with Massachusetts topping the list of the most vaccinated places. 
  5. White House urged to establish a national patient safety team

    The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is urging the White House to establish federal leadership focused on patient safety in its most recent report to President Joe Biden.
  6. Hawaii governor announces $30M in loan repayment for healthcare workers

    Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, MD, has announced $30 million in loan repayment for healthcare workers.
  7. Penn Medicine names inaugural director for LGBTQ+ health

    Kevin Kline, MD, has been appointed the inaugural medical director for LGBTQ+ health at Penn Medicine.
  8. Noncompetes by state: 23 things for physicians to know

    Amid growing discontent among physicians on noncompete agreements, which prohibit clinicians from joining a competing practice or setting up their own within a particular distance from their previous practice for a certain period of time, many states have amended their regulations.
  9. Nurse practitioner workforce expected to nearly double by 2032

    The number of nurse practitioners is expected to increase 44.5 percent by 2032, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.

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