Most hospitals train more physicians residents than Medicare funds, leaving many providers to either offset the expense themselves or deal with fewer physicians in their workforce, according to a new report by the Congressional watchdog. Approximately 70% of hospitals in 2019 that offered graduate medical education programs trained more physician residents than what Medicare paid,
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Coronavirus safety posters are displayed in the window of the Sondheim Theatre on June 14, 2021 in London, England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed a four-week delay to the final easing of coronavirus restrictions following concern over the virus’s Delta variant and rising infection rates. Rob Pinney | Getty Images The highly contagious delta
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The Better Medicare Alliance named Mary Beth Donahue as its new president and CEO, effective later this summer, the advocacy group announced. Donahue, a former HHS Chief of Staff and patient advocate, will succeed Better Medicare Alliance’s founding President and CEO Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, who is leaving the organization after six years. “We are deeply
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday the highly transmissible delta Covid variant, first discovered in India, could present challenges to U.S. schools this fall given lower vaccination rates among children. “I think the reality is that kids are becoming more likely to be vectors of these new variants,” the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said
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The algorithms carry out an array of crucial tasks: helping emergency rooms nationwide triage patients,  predicting who will develop diabetes, and flagging patients who need more help to manage their medical conditions. But instead of making health care delivery more objective and precise, a new report finds, these algorithms ’ some of which have been
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Annette Steele isn’t destitute or unemployed. But for a year she’ll be receiving $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments as part of an experimental universal basic income program in upstate New York. Places from Compton, California, to Richmond, Virginia, are trying out guaranteed income programs, which gained more attention after the pandemic idled millions of
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President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap Friday in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, announcing that 300 million vaccine shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office. Biden credited scientists, companies, the American people and his whole-of-government effort. The president noted that the widespread vaccination campaign
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For Baylor Scott & White Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alex Arroliga and Chief Nursing Officer Janice Walker, having a close working relationship built on mutual respect, constant communication and shared goals and accountability before COVID-19 hit meant the system was better prepared to save lives and protect front-line nurses and doctors as the pandemic
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Beaumont Health has sought out a third merger partner in two years, with the Southfield, Mich.-based health systems looking to link up with its fellow not-for-profit Michigan-based system Spectrum Health. The deal would create a $12 billion healthcare company operating 22 hospitals and 305 outpatient locations with more than 64,000 employees and 7,500 independent physicians.
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The largest independent physicians groups in Illinois and Indiana have signed a letter of intent to partner, creating a “hub for regional expansion.” DuPage Medical Group said this week it’s set to “purchase the assets” of The South Bend Clinic. DuPage Medical declined to provide further details on how the partnership will be structured, noting
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Covid vaccinator, Petra Moinar, prepares syringes with the AstraZeneca vaccine before it is administered at Battersea Arts Centre on March 8, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON ’ England’s top medical officer has warned that the coming winter will continue to be difficult for the country’s
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