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Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 among its most vulnerable victims. The report from the HHS inspector general found that about 4 in 10 Medicare recipients
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In this article 700-HK School children in the Netherlands doing homework at home during the coronavirus crisis. Robin Utrecht | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images LONDON — SoftBank, Tencent and other leading investors are betting that the next big online education company will come out of Europe. Vienna-based online tutoring start-up GoStudent said
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The pandemic heightened attention to clinician burnout and staff wellbeing and, in some cases, added to underlying tensions between employees and employers. As the industry emerges from the challenges of the past year, it will be critical to resolve some of the conflicts that can lead to distrust. Industry stakeholders in Massachusetts started down this
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Encompass Health appointed Barbara Jacobsmeyer as CEO of its home health and hospice segment, the company announced Monday. She succeeds April Anthony, whose last day was June 18. Jacobsmeyer previously served as president of inpatient hospitals for Encompass Health, a role that the company President and CEO Mark Tarr will fill until further notice, the
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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 2018 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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An innovative health care program set up to keep patients healthier while reducing costs missed its financial target between 2017 and 2019, a new report by the Vermont State Auditor has found. The report released Monday by state auditor Douglas Hoffer said that OneCare Vermont, the organization set up to run the program, missed its
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