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Aug 9, 2018
The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder at labor and delivery more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2014, to 6.5 per 1,000 hospital births.
Aug 9, 2018
More than 43% of adults were enrolled in a high-deductible health plan through their employer in 2017, up from 15% in 2007, according to a report released today by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Aug 9, 2018
For the first time, 29 new ICD-10 codes will be available on Oct. 1 to allow providers to identify and assist victims of human trafficking and coding professionals to translate that information into data that will provide greater insights into the problem. 
Aug 9, 2018
Scott S. Parker, guided by his father’s values of determination and optimism, became the first president of Intermountain Healthcare – a position in which he spent 23 years.
Aug 9, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine offers a template for making your health care organization more inclusive; Henry Ford announces direct-to-employer care contract with GM; and new information about the Amazon/Chase/Berkshire Hathaway startup.
Aug 8, 2018
Eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System may apply through Dec. 31 for a 2018 hardship exception for the Promoting Interoperability performance category or for “extreme and uncontrollable circumstances.”
Aug 8, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has named a committee to study and report on the scientific evidence regarding the causes of clinician burnout, the consequences for clinicians and patients, and interventions to support clinician well-being and resilience.
Aug 8, 2018
The Oklahoma Hospital Association has named as its new president effective Sept. 5 Patti Davis, who most recently served as senior vice president of external affairs at Oklahoma City-based OU Medicine.
Aug 8, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of nurse news: a nurse on a flight to Florida saves another passenger’s life, plus, executive moves in the field.
Aug 7, 2018
In a memorandum to Medicare Advantage Organizations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced new flexibility related to the use of step therapy in coverage of Part B services.