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Majority of hospitals, physician practices screen patients for at least one SDOH, Dartmouth study finds

The pressure on physicians and hospitals to address social determinants will likely increase, as they’ve been a focus of payers and providers.

Focus on operational efficiency and RTLS technology has given Wake Forest Baptist Health a financial leg up

Real-time tracking technologies allow the organization to monitor everything from patients to medical equipment.

Providers and billing departments face possible communications gap

Technology can improve internal communications to maximize reimbursement and avoid billing errors.

Court rules in favor of hospitals on site neutral payments

The decision saves hospitals from a $760 million rate cut in 2020.

Hospitals keep 91 percent of profit from physician-administered drugs

Not only do commercial payers reimburse clinics at a higher rate than physician offices, but clinics also are eligible for certain discounts.

Hospitals face rising risk of sophisticated cyberattacks

To date, attacks that have led to patient data being exposed; Going forward, attackers will seek to disrupt hospitals’ operations, Moody’s says.

Data from homeless emergency department patients finds multiple contributors to homelessness

Homelessness is a social determinant of health that can influence the quality and quantity of healthcare services received.

How Kaiser Permanente and Enterprise are investing in affordable housing

In high-priced areas in California, the partnership is working to keep affordable apartments from becoming the next million dollar condos.

Kaiser Permanente workers planning strike that could be largest in more than two decades

At issue is what unions call unfair labor practices that have shifted the focus to enriching Kaiser executives, which the organization denies.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, settles lawsuits

Sackler family would exit Purdue, pay $3 billion; the company would give more than $10 billion towards opioid overdose reversal medications.

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