Section Page News - Modern Healthcare
HHS improperly denied Medicare dual-eligible payments to Kindred Healthcare
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:50:43 EDT

A federal district judge ruled that HHS improperly denied Medicare payments to Kindred Healthcare for care provided to dual-eligibles. The agency will have to reevaluate its decision.

Hydroxychloroquine may lower COVID-19 death rates, Henry Ford finds
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:30:23 EDT

Hydroxychloroquine has emerged as a controversial treatment option for COVID-19 but Henry Ford found it led to lower death rates.

Health insurers drill deeper into dental benefits
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:36:08 EDT

A new survey shows that health insurers are increasingly interested in selling dental coverage to their health plan customers as a way to grow profits and align with the movement toward value-based, whole-person care.

Nurses fight to protect psychiatric care at Brooklyn hospital
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:38:37 EDT

New York-Presbyterian's Brooklyn Methodist Hospital plans to close 25 of its psychiatric beds indefinitely, with the other half unavailable for the next 12 to 18 months.

Make COVID our Sputnik I
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:48:08 EDT

Much as Sputnik I transformed American scienceultimately leading to the first human steps on the moonmedicine is ready for its own moon landing. Let us make this the positive legacy of the current tragedy.

Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in U.S.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:09:13 EDT

If the protests had driven an explosion in cases, experts say, the jumps would have started to become apparent within two weeksand perhaps as early as five days. But that didn't happen in many cities with the largest protests.

Nursing homes say feds sent useless protective equipment
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:58:41 EDT

Defective items make up the bulk of the personal protective equipment recently sent by the federal government to New Hampshire nursing homes struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the head of an industry group who called the shipments "profoundly insulting."

Nursing homes continued to shed jobs in June, even as healthcare industry recovers
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:12:47 EDT

Federal jobs data from June show the healthcare industry added 15% more jobs than in May, indicating providers' recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is growing.

Novartis pays $678M to resolve suit over sham doctor outings
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:21:51 EDT

Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. will pay $678 million to the U.S. government and various states to settle a lawsuit over a sham speaker program that distributed cash, expensive dinners and other treats to induce doctors to prescribe its products.

New vertical merger guidelines won't stop consolidation, experts say
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:54:12 EDT

As the federal government rolls out new vertical merger guidelines, experts say they won't prevent anticompetitive mergers in healthcare. There is little proof these mergers boost competition.

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