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UnitedHealth loses another TeamHealth lawsuit

UnitedHealth loses another TeamHealth lawsuit

UnitedHealthcare and TeamHealth have a history of suing one another. »

More Texas hospitals risk closing their doors as Medicare cuts loom

More Texas hospitals risk closing their doors as Medicare cuts loom

More than 9% of hospitals in the Lone Star State are at risk of closure, compared with 4.7% in 2020, according to a report released this week from consulting firm Kaufman Hall.  »

Widespread service outage shuts down 988 mental health hotline

Widespread service outage shuts down 988 mental health hotline

Those trying to reach the line for help with suicide, depression or other mental health crises are greeted with a message that says the line is “experiencing a service outage.” »

How much is a MyChart message worth? It’s complicated

How much is a MyChart message worth? It’s complicated

Doctors say they need to be paid for their time spent sending patient messages through portals such as Epic Systems’ MyChart. But payers and patient advocates worry about the impact these charges will have on access and overall costs. »

Cleveland Clinic’s net loss exceeds $1.5B so far this year

Cleveland Clinic’s net loss exceeds $1.5B so far this year

The Ohio-based nonprofit reported $9.2 billion in expenses during the first three quarters of 2022, driven in part by elevated labor costs. »

Hospitals expected to end year in the red, Kaufman Hall reports

Hospitals expected to end year in the red, Kaufman Hall reports

For the 10th consecutive month, health systems reported losses due to industrywide issues with staffing and patient volumes, according to Kaufman Hall’s data. »

Twitter ends COVID misinformation policy

Twitter ends COVID misinformation policy

Twitter’s decision to no longer remove false claims about the virus, or the safety and effectiveness of vaccines disappointed public health officials. »

Taxpayers pay when community health centers face malpractice lawsuits

Taxpayers pay when community health centers face malpractice lawsuits

Over 480 payouts were made nationwide involving community health centers from 2018 through 2021. The settlements and judgments totaled $410 million paid. »

Humana shuttering most SeniorBridge home care locations

Humana shuttering most SeniorBridge home care locations

Humana will shut down 16 SeniorBridge sites in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Virginia a decade after acquiring the home care provider. »

Ousted MetroHealth CEO sues the health system

Ousted MetroHealth CEO sues the health system

The lawsuit alleges ‘multiple violations of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act’ and the MetroHealth System’s board of trustees bylaws. »