Adventist Health System, including nearly 50 hospitals and more than 80,000 employees, will change its name to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, the health system announced Tuesday.
Decatur, Ga.-based DeKalb Medical and its three hospitals will operate under Atlanta-based Emory, which includes a seven-hospital network.
More than 400 "Dear Doctor" letters, sent last year in San Diego County, were part of a study that, researchers say, put a human face on the U.S. opioid crisis for many doctors.
The House bill would require the CMS to explain why the agency blocks Medicare payments to ambulatory surgery centers for certain services.
Although health insurance coverage has increased, community health centers saw a 33% increase in patients from 2010 to 2016, according to a new analysis.
The CMS will give post-acute care providers more than $900 million in collective raises next year, including a 2.4% increase for skilled-nursing facilities and 1.3% for inpatient rehab centers.
The CMS has finalized plans to give hospices nearly double the raise they received in 2018. The agency will also make it easier to check data on the troubled Hospice Compare website.
The CMS on Tuesday announced it would drop a Medicaid rule that since 2014 has allowed unions to have dues paid through checks sent to state-subsidized home healthcare workers.