Overnight in the ED: One doctor's diary of an unpredictable, all-too-normal night

During a recent overnight ED shift, Gina Siddiqui, a resident physician in emergency medicine, treated a patient who died from a potentially preventable cause. Writing in the New York Times, Siddiqui shares her memories of the night to make the case that EDs need to reshape their approach to care.

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How one simple letter from the IRS may have saved 700 lives

Notices that informed uninsured adults that they'd paid the Affordable Care Act's penalty for being uninsured and offered them tips on how to enroll in coverage might have reduced premature deaths, according to a new working paper from three Treasury Department economists.

Vaping may increase risk of chronic lung disease by 30%

Amid rising concerns of a vaping-linked lung illness and e-cigarette use among youth, a new study found vaping increases the risk of developing chronic lung conditions by nearly one third.

Hospitals wanted to block 2020 site-neutral payment cuts. A judge just said no.

A federal judge on Monday rejected a request from the American Hospital Association and others to block site-neutral payment cuts to off-campus hospital facilities, which are scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2020.

Around the nation: Mayo doctor dresses as Santa for NICU patients

For the past 14 years, Jonathan Johnson, a doctor at the Mayo Clinic's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), has dressed up as Santa every year to visit the NICU's patients, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Minnesota, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

What 16 top CEOs told us about leadership, strategy, and success

In 2019, Advisory Board President Eric Larsen sat down with 16 health care CEOs, going beyond the familiar names and nationally known organizations to learn about these leaders' personal journeys to the C-suite, get their perspectives on the industry's most pressing issues, and go behind the scenes on what makes them tick.

Our take: Moody's says nonprofit hospital market should stabilize in 2020

Moody's Investors Service in a new report said nonprofit hospitals and health systems should see an increase in revenue in 2020, upgrading the sector to a stable outlook. But Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns and Emily Connelly note that the outlook upgrade does not change the fundamental headwinds facing the industry.

Kentucky officially withdraws its Medicaid work requirement waiver

Kentucky's new governor, Andy Beshear, on Monday rescinded the state's waiver to impose work requirements and premiums on many of the state's Medicaid beneficiaries and signed an executive order to protect the state's Medicaid expansion.