• Vizient Shares Health Equity and Payment Policy Recommendations with CMS in IPPS Proposed Rule Comments: Vizient today offered comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the FY 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule. In our comments, Vizient shared feedback and recommendations related to health equity measurement and hospitals’ increasing costs of goods and services, among other proposals. Vizient Newsroom 

  • Vizient Releases First Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report: Vizient today announced it has released its first annual DEI Report, highlighting Vizient’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy. The report details the company’s DEI initiatives and how they are being used to ensure Vizient’s culture is aligned with its core values through defined goals and key measures. Vizient Newsroom 

  • Vizient Endorses Bills Addressing Healthcare Workplace Violence, Nurse Staffing Agency Practices and Children’s Mental Health: This week, Vizient offered support for three important bills that address healthcare challenges – the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act, the Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act and the Strengthen Kids’ Mental Health Now Act. Vizient Newsroom 

  • Post-COVID, Hospital Inpatient Volumes Recover and Patient Length of Stay Expected to Rise: Sg2 Impact of Change: Vizient today released its annual Impact of Change® Forecast from its subsidiary Sg2, projecting hospital resources will experience even greater strain due to a rise in patient acuity over the next decade that will outpace inpatient volume and impact patient length of stay. Fueled in part by COVID and its lingering effects, health care organizations can potentially expect increased number of patients with more complex conditions creating capacity constraints that may require new strategies for patient care delivery. Vizient Newsroom

  • If you’re still waiting for herd immunity for COVID-19, it's time to move on: "Currently, the vaccine and boosters are free and accessible through mass public vaccination sites," Azra Behlim, PharmD, MBA, Associate Vice President of Pharmacy Sourcing & Program Services at Vizient, a health care services company, told ABC News. ABC News 

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Published: June 23, 2022