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Vassar Brothers Medical Center to Become a Teaching Hospital

May 15, 2018 - Health Quest's Vassar Brothers Medical Center will become a teaching hospital starting next year. Hospital President Ann McMackin said at the annual President's Breakfast on Tuesday that Vassar Brothers has been approved for general surgery residency for 2019. [ more ]


Specialty Practices Increasingly Rely on Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

May 1, 2018 - It's not just primary care practices that are increasingly relying on advanced practice clinicians to help care for patients. A new study found that 28% of all specialty practices are employing nurse practitioners and physician assistants. [ more ]


50 Shades of Healthcare: Bit by bit, the Affordable Care Act is being remade

April 14, 2018 - As the Trump administration and some in Congress whittle away at the Affordable Care Act, blue states are filling in gaps in an attempt to bolster their markets. Others are picking up chainsaws. [ more ]


Worse Than Ever: Physician shortage Could Hit 120K by 2030

April 12, 2018 - Estimates of a projected physician shortage just got worse.  The country could see a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030, according to a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges. [ more ]


Bill Would Give Virginia Nurse Practitioners More Autonomy

April 3, 2018 - Most Virginia nurse practitioners could gain the autonomy to practice without a physician's oversight if Gov. Ralph Northam signs a bill the General Assembly passed with near-unanimous support. [ more ]


For-profit Hospitals Will Save up to $800M This Year Thanks to Tax Overhaul

February 21, 2018 - The tax cut legislation signed into law late last year will help most for-profit hospitals in 2018, boosting their bottom lines at a time when several major chains are struggling with weak admissions and making acquisitions and capital investments more attractive. [ more ]


Court: Yes, There is Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

January 15, 2018 - Connecticut's highest court ruled Thursday on an issue that most people may think is already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and can be sued if they don't. [ more ]


Healthcare Mega-Mergers Dominate 2017

December 27, 2017 - Horizontal, vertical, regional, national, large- and small-scale—2017 marked a year of mergers.  They ranged in all shapes and sizes, from the national hospital system expansions charted by Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health to the vertical combination of retail pharmacy giant CVS Health and insurer Aetna. [ more ]





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