August 5, 2019

Weekly review: US News names the 165 'Best Hospitals'

Daily Briefing

    Your 4 top questions on Amazon in health care, answered (Monday, July 29)
    During our webconference last month about Amazon's health care moves, your peers asked dozens of questions about Amazon's strategy. Here are four of your most-asked questions—and our answers.

    The 165 best hospitals, according to US News (Tuesday, July 30)
    U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its 30th annual Best Hospitals rankings for 2019-2020, which this year recognizes 165 hospitals for their performance in at least one of 16 specialties.

    Medicare wants hospitals to disclose 'secret' prices, plus 2 other key takeaways from the 2020 HOPPS proposed rule (Tuesday, July 30)
    In its new Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule for 2020, CMS proposed requiring hospitals to disclose the prices they've privately negotiated with insurers. Here are the key takeaways of the 819-page rule, according to Advisory Board's Eric Fontana, Heather Bell, and Rachel Hollander.

    How this 47-year-old car mechanic just became a doctor (Friday, Aug. 2)
    Carl Allamby was a car mechanic for over 20 years, but after taking a class at a local community college, he discovered his love for medicine. Now, at the age of 47, he's become a doctor, inspired in part by a desire to address the shortage of black physicians, Michael McIntyre writes for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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