Sutter Health SVP Flo Di Benedetto said the settlement "resolve[s] this matter in a way that enables Sutter Health to maintain our integrated network and ability to provide patients with access to affordable, high-quality care," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and New York.
CMS recently announced that 8.3 million U.S. residents signed up for federal exchange plans for the 2020 coverage year during the Affordable Care Act's latest open enrollment period, down by about 1.8% from the previous open enrollment period.
In a now-viral Facebook post written to a patient who died, Sandra Kluskowski, a nurse at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana, describes their last moments together and asks lingering questions she has about how the patient felt as death drew near.
With many hospitals strapped for cash, tech companies are making increasingly aggressive pitches to buy their patient data—and some observers worry that the deals could lead to the data being misused and potentially harming patients, Christina Farr reports for CNBC.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who suffered a heart attack in October 2019 and is the oldest 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Monday released three letters from physicians that Sanders' campaign said show he is "fit and ready to serve as president."
CMS late last month approved Utah's waiver request to expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act and implement work requirements for some beneficiaries—even as legal challenges against Medicaid work requirements in other states continue to mount.