Human ResourcesAs Healthcare Costs Begin to Rise Again, U.S. Employers Zero in on Affordability and Well-Being for Employees
Employers project health benefit costs will jump more than 5% in 2022, new survey finds.
StrategyLawmakers Pressure Newsom to 'Step Up' on Racism as a Public Health Issue
State Democratic lawmakers are not waiting for Newsom to make a declaration.
StrategyNewsom Wants to Spend Millions on the Health of Low-Income Mothers and Their Babies
Newsom, a self-described feminist and the father of four young children, has long advocated family-friendly health and economic policies.
Covid-19Newsom's $268B Budget Stiffs Public Health, Again
Stakeholders had asked the California governor for an additional $200 million annually in ongoing funding to bolster a depleted and...
StrategyDespite Pandemic, Newsom Declines to Boost Local Public Health Budgets — Again
Local public health officials had asked the Democratic governor for $200 million per year for the nuts and bolts of...
StrategyAHA, AMA Call for Halt to Pending Medicare Spending Cuts
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that a PAYGO sequester in 2022 would trigger a 4% reduction in Medicare spending, or...
FinancePivoting from the Pandemic: Hospitals Need to Fix Vulnerabilities, Pursue Opportunities
The increased availability of vaccines and decreased rate of hospitalizations spells promise for provider organizations, but there are other pressing...
Covid-19More Medicaid Money is Good News for Strapped States
Fitch Ratings estimates that the federal medical assistance percentage enhancement added $34 billion in federal aid to state Medicaid programs...
Covid-19California Budget Reflects 'Pandemic-Induced Reality,' Governor Says
Newsom's 2021-22 fiscal year spending plan does not include additional public health money for local health departments steering California's pandemic...
FinanceOSF HealthCare CFO: Future Revenues May Be Less Than Pre-COVID Levels
Michael Allen says proactive forecasting in mid-March following the outbreak and subsequent shutdowns allowed OSF to navigate a challenging financial...
StrategyHospital Groups Rap Trump Budget Proposal
The $4.8 trillion proposed budget is not expected to get much traction in Congress. However, critics say it demonstrates the...
NursingOSHA Raises Workplace Safety Penalties for 2020
Employers that knowingly fail to comply with OSHA standards will see a near 2% increase in monetary penalties.