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February 7, 2022

Weekly review: These 764 hospitals are facing Medicare HAC penalties in 2022

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    Best Buy's big plans for health care, why America's Covid-19 death rate is so high, and more.

    These 764 hospitals are facing Medicare HAC penalties in 2022 (Monday, Jan. 31)

    CMS on Wednesday announced that 764 hospitals will face Medicare payment cuts in fiscal year 2022 under Medicare's Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. See which hospitals were penalized on our interactive map.

    What experts predict for the 'stealth' omicron variant (Tuesday, Feb. 1)

    On Friday, British researchers released early data that suggests while the omicron BA.2 subvariant, which has been widely referred to as "stealth" omicron, is more transmissible than the original BA.1 variant, vaccines remain equally effective against both strains.

    Best Buy has big plans for health care (Wednesday, Feb. 2)

    Is Best Buy the next big health care disruptor? The electronics giant has had its eyes on the health care industry since at least 2018—and according to Advisory Board's Miriam Sznycer-Taub, it has several big advantages over other would-be disruptors.

    Why is America's Covid-19 death rate so high? (Thursday, Feb. 3)

    Covid-19 death rates in the United States are "eye-wateringly" high compared with other wealthy nations—a problem that several health experts say underscores the shortfalls of the country's pandemic response.

    The doctors paid the lost (and the least), charted (Friday, Feb. 4)

    Doximity released its fifth annual U.S. Physician Employment Report. Browse the data on our interactive charts and maps to discover the highest-paid specialties, the metropolitan areas where doctors make the most, and more.

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