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More than 10,000 nurses from Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital and New York Presbyterian are set to strike April 2 after months of negotiation failed to yield safer nurse-to-patient ratios, the New York State Nurses Association has announced.

Amazon is now accepting pre-tax health spending accounts in the form of health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible savings accounts (FSA), providing users with discounts for hundreds of everyday health items ranging from glucometers to fever strips.

Carestream Health’s recent decision to sell its healthcare information systems business to Royal Philips has been greeted with a mostly positive reaction from the imaging industry, according to a new market report.

CMS has updated its drug spending dashboards with data for 2017, adding information for “thousands” more drugs included in Medicare Parts B and D and Medicaid to its publicly accessible database.

Norman E. Sharpless, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) since October 2017, has been announced as the new acting commissioner of the FDA. Sharpless replaces Scott Gottlieb, MD, who unexpectedly resigned from the position on March 5.

President Trump’s proposed “Budget for a Better America” for 2020 would cut Medicare spending by approximately $845 billion and Medicaid spending by approximately $241 billion over 10 years.

The FDA’s continued crackdown of the vaping and e-cigarette industry is questionable after the resignation of its commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who announced March 5 he would depart sometime in the next month.

The Trump administration is reportedly considering requiring hospitals and other healthcare providers to publish the prices they charge insurance companies for services after the rates have been negotiated, The Wall Street Journal reported.

As electronic health records (EHRs) continue to play a huge role for healthcare operators, chief information officers have new concerns and priorities to ensure success. With rising cyberattacks on protected medical information about patients, CIOs are putting more importance on cybersecurity.

Data alone can’t bring in new partnerships and build a successful healthcare operator. There has to be a story behind the data to help get new models of care off the ground, according to partners with PwC, who spoke at ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership conference in Chicago.

CMS is looking for public input on how to regulate and operate the sale of health insurance coverage across state lines. The agency published a request for information (RFI) on March 6 with a public comment period of 60 days.

The American Medical Association (AMA) filed suit against the Trump administration after it finalized changes to Title X that impact family planning providers.