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A report by ProPublica into who is really running the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has led lawmakers to demand an investigation.
The Mayo Clinic has named Gianrico Farrugia, MD, as its new president and CEO, the organization announced Friday.
Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, has been indicted on charges of insider trading related to his holdings in biotechnology stocks.
Three members of President Donald Trump’s private beach club, Mar-a-Lago, are running the show at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) despite not being government officials or veterans, according to a bombshell report by ProPublica.
Following a complaint about workplace conduct, Elliott Fisher, director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been placed on administrative leave and barred from college property.
It’s natural to expect great things from an initiative attached to three corporate giants, but Jamie Dimon is calling for folks to temper their expectations for the initiative that includes his JPMorgan Chase, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Jeff Bezos’ Amazon. The trio’s goal is to improve healthcare for their 1.1 million employees, but details surrounding the project have been scant.
Jeff Immelt, former CEO of General Electric, announced on LinkedIn that he will be advising Collective Health, a start-up that offers software-driven workforce health management systems. The move comes less than a year since he announced his retirement as president and director of GE’s board and less than six months after becoming chairman of Athenahealth.
Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica announced its acquisition of Quality Care Properties and its principal tenants, HCR ManorCare and Arden Courts. The $4.4 billion transaction was possible thanks to a joint venture with Welltower, an in vestment first focused on healthcare-related real estate.
Robert Wilkie—scheduled to be sworn in as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday, July 30—has big plans for reorganizing the upper levels of the agency. His efforts are aimed at boosting flagging morale while ensuring leadership remains nonpartisan.
Ximena Barreto, a communications official in HHS since December 2017, resigned after CNN and Media Matters reported she spread conspiracy theories and made anti-Muslim statements on social media. Barreto was placed on leave in April.
Former CEO and president of the Cleveland Clinic, Toby Cosgrove, MD, will be an executive advisor to Google Cloud’s healthcare and life sciences team.
Paul Mango, a one-time GOP gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania and noted critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will join CMS as chief principal deputy administrator and chief of staff.
In November 2017, Maine voters supported a referendum to expand Medicaid covered under the Affordable Care Act—becoming the first state to do so with a direct vote. But it has been nearly nine months since election day, and Gov. Paul LePage has refused to expand the program, claiming it’s a budgetary disaster. Now, three weeks after enrollment opened, hundreds of Mainers wait to see when they will receive health insurance.
Robert Wilkie received Senate confirmation as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday, July 23, by an 86-9 vote.
RCCH Healthcare Partners (RCCH), owned by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, announced a merger with Tennessee-based LifePoint Health in a transaction worth approximately $5.6 billion.
Jul 19, 2018 | Leadership
Carestream Health announced Thursday, July 19, that David C. Westgate has been named the company’s new chairman, president and CEO.
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Jul 18, 2018 | Leadership
Adam Boehler, the director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), has been appointed to serve as a senior adviser to for HHS’s Value-Based Transformation and Innovation.
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Jul 17, 2018 | Leadership
Sean Slovenski, a former executive at Humana, has been hired to run Walmart’s healthcare business, Bloomberg reported.
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Jul 16, 2018 | Leadership
Inflammatory tweets have led to the departures of two HHS political appointees who worked on President Donald Trump’s campaign.
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Jul 13, 2018 | Leadership
Association groups see some of CMS's new proposals as a missed opportunity to encourage the move to value-based care.
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Jul 12, 2018 | Leadership
Judy Faulkner, founder of EHR provider Epic, was recently ranked No. 3 on Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women 2018.
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