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Today’s Rundown

  1. Mount Sinai Health System forges new partnership to offer free legal services for its most vulnerable patients
  2. Hospital study shows how bacteria spreads among patients, staff, surfaces
  3. CBO details AHCA impact on marketplace premiums; industry calls on Senate to preserve ACA coverage gains
  4. Report: Scope of Universal Health Services investigations widens to include multiple federal agencies
  5. Department of Justice arrests 4 in insider trading scheme involving information from CMS

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Mount Sinai Health System forges new partnership to offer free legal services for its most vulnerable patients

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Social factors often determine the health outcomes of patients, and more hospitals have made efforts to connect patients to necessary services, such as housing, food and transportation to medical appointments. But one New York health system is now addressing another unmet need for its most vulnerable and indigent patients: free legal services. Mount Sinai Health System recently launched the Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership, an independent nonprofit organization, to address unmet needs of their patients who live well below the poverty line.

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Hospital study shows how bacteria spreads among patients, staff, surfaces

Thursday, May 25, 2017 A new study that mapped the spread of bacteria in a hospital’s first year of existence will help healthcare leaders better understand the dynamics of a hospital’s microbiome and actions they can take to decrease harmful contact.


CBO details AHCA impact on marketplace premiums; industry calls on Senate to preserve ACA coverage gains

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Though the Congressional Budget Office projects that millions could lose their insurance coverage under the American Health Care Act, Republican leaders are focusing on the good news in the report: deficit reductions and lower premiums. Meanwhile, industry groups say those potential positives don’t change their concerns about the costs of so many Americans losing their insurance.


Report: Scope of Universal Health Services investigations widens to include multiple federal agencies

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Allegations that UHS promotes holding patients longer than necessary to maximize profits have reportedly spawned an investigation by multiple federal agencies.


Department of Justice arrests 4 in insider trading scheme involving information from CMS

Thursday, May 25, 2017 The DOJ announced four arrests in an insider trading scheme based on confidential information obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

News of Note

The University of Chicago Medicine received a $100 million donation, the largest single gift in its history, to research how the immune system, bacteria in the body and genetics can work together to keep people healthy. Chicago Tribune article Cleveland Clinic announced that it has signed a letter of intent for Union Hospital to join its health system. Representatives of Cleveland Clinic and the Union Hospital Board of Trustees will begin the process to finalize a definitive agreement and seek regulatory approvals so that Union Hospital can become part of Cleveland Clinic no later than Jan. 1, 2018. Announcement Calais Regional Hospital will close its obstetrics department, a move that will leave Maine’s Washington County with just one hospital fully equipped to deliver newborns. Bangor Daily News article

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