Most intrusions in 2021 stemmed from hacking, IT incidents

The biggest hit of the year was an estimated 3.5 million people who applied for or signed up for coverage from Florida Healthy Kids, the non-profit company that runs the… Read more

Biden is convinced he can get “big chunks” of the $ 1.75T Build Back Better Act signed into law

President Joe Biden agreed to split large chunks of his $ 1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act to be adopted separately after centrist fears were ruled to pass the package… Read more

Encompass Health spin off home health and hospice activities

Encompass Health plans to wind up its home care and hospice operations as a separate public company known as Enhabit Home Health and Hospice, the company announced on Wednesday. Birmingham,… Read more

OSHA fines Montefiore for violations of workplace violence

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Montefiore Medical Center for failing to keep workers safe in several incidents, as violence against health care workers continues to increase during the… Read more

UCSF Health appoints Suresh Gunasekaran President and CEO

The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center has chosen Suresh Gunasekaran as the new President and CEO, the academic health system announced Wednesday. As Head of UCSF Health, Gunasekaran… Read more

Competition drives Medicare Advantage’s plans to offer special benefits in 2022

A quarter of Medicare Advantage plans now offer chronically ill beneficiaries healthy food, transportation and other special benefits by 2022, representing a nearly 40% year-on-year increase in carriers’ use of… Read more

Black men are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer as whites

By Steven Reinberg Health Day Reporter WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Even in an environment where white and black people have equal access to medical care, black Americans… Read more

Bullish on growing use of telehealth, Wheel banks $ 150M to expand white-labeled virtual care services

Wheel, a startup that is behind the scenes powering the infrastructure behind virtual care, landed $ 150 million in Series C funding to fuel its growth. The Austin, Texas-based company… Read more

Capital Health acquires Trinity Healths St. Francis Medical Center

Capital Health signed a final agreement to acquire Trinity Healths St. Francis Medical Center, announced the New Jersey-based health care system on Wednesday. Capital Health operates Capital Health Medical Center… Read more

CMMI looks closely at Medicare Advantage coding methods and the impact on payment models

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) wants to replace or improve its method of risk adjustment after concerns about Medicare Advantage are planning a coding to get higher… Read more