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November 18, 2019

Weekly review: Kaiser chair and CEO Bernard Tyson dies unexpectedly at 60

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    Kaiser chair and CEO Bernard Tyson dies unexpectedly at 60 (Monday, Nov. 11)
    Bernard Tyson, chair and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, died unexpectedly at age 60 last week, the nonprofit announced. In a statement, Kaiser remembered Tyson as "[a]n outstanding leader, visionary, and champion for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans."

    The 9 'Best-Performing' health care CEOs in the world, according to Harvard Business Review (Tuesday, Nov. 12)
    Harvard Business Review recently released its annual ranking of the 100 "Best-Performing CEOs in the World"—and the list includes nine CEOs in the health care industry.

    'An evil I haven't faced before': Henry Ford surgeons perform double-lung transplant on teen with vaping-linked illness (Wednesday, Nov. 13)
    Henry Ford Health System last week announced that it performed what the health system believes is the first double-lung transplant for a patient with a vaping-related illness.

    This patient's surgery was fully covered by his insurance. So how did he wind up with an $11,000 bill? (Thursday, Nov. 14)
    In 2018, 63-year-old Tom Saputo underwent a life-saving double lung transplant, but while the operation was fully covered, the episode left him with an unexpected $11,524.79 bill, Anna Almendrala reports for Kaiser Health News. Here's what happened.

    The Trump admin just dropped 2 major price transparency rules. Here's our take. (Friday, Nov. 15)
    The Trump administration on Friday released rule changes intended to increase price transparency among health care providers and insurers. Advisory Board's Robin Brand and Rachel Sokol explain why this could be beneficial for hospitals, but why the move could actually backfire in lowering prices.

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