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    Ongoing coverage of Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade

    Many provider groups protested the 6-3 decision, with the American Medical Association saying it was "deeply disturbed" by the court overturning Roe v. Wade, which was precedent for almost half a century.

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    Overcoming psychosocial barriers for long-term success on home dialysis

    As patient utilization of home dialysis grows, the nephrology community must focus on breaking down psychosocial barriers to ensure long-term success. 

  • Health services M&A slowed in Q1, but rebound anticipated

    Private equity and corporate funding remains available and is driving competition for assets, especially for physician medical groups, home health organizations and long-term care facilities.

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    UnitedHealth's Optum looks to cut down on unnecessary lab testing

    Optum says roughly 13 billion clinical lab tests are performed each year and 30% are unnecessary.

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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional right to abortion

    As it currently stands, 26 states are deemed certain or likely to end abortion rights, making abortion effectively illegal in half of the country, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

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    Firearm-safety law is move toward acknowledging gun violence as public health issue, physicians say

    Medical associations representing physicians voiced their support for the legislation and have recently strengthened their messaging on gun reform following mass shootings.

  • A pro-life demonstrator prostrates before a line of volunteer clinic escorts in front of the EMW Women's Surgical Center, an abortion clinic, on May 8, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    'Chaos' from state abortion bans going into effect will have legal, criminal implications for providers

    The effect of Friday's opinion will be felt by providers, medical groups and hospitals across the country, including primary care doctors and emergency physicians, experts say.

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    Colorado first state to launch public option via federal waiver

    Through the waiver granted by the CMS on Thursday, Colorado can use federal funds to set up a government-run health plan, a long-held progressive healthcare goal.

  • Kaiser nurses in Los Angeles wage 1-day strike

    The health system has contingency plans in place and does not expect the strike to impact scheduled procedures and services, according to a statement.

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    Staffing laws, unionization can improve nurse retention, new research shows

    “Nurses cannot provide the healthcare that they know they're capable of because of their working conditions,” said Robert Bruno, one of the report’s authors and a professor at the University of Illinois.

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    Meta hit with class action suit alleging it mined providers' patient data

    The lawsuit identified at least 644 hospital systems or “medical provider web properties” from which Facebook allegedly knowingly receives patient data to create targeted advertising both on and off Facebook’s website.

  • Epic to join TEFCA — 'One of our more significant interoperability projects'

    Epic is interested in joining the new nationwide data-sharing framework due to its private-sector-friendly nature and focus on privacy, an interoperability lead at the EHR vendor told Healthcare Dive.

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    Molina to pay $4.6M to settle False Claim Act allegations

    The settlement comes after whistleblowers brought a suit against Molina and a former subsidiary, alleging care at Massachusetts-based behavioral health clinics was given by inadequately trained and unsupervised clinicians.

  • SCOTUS rejects UnitedHealth appeal of Medicare Advantage overpayment rule

    The justices declined to take up the case, leaving intact a lower court ruling that backed the 2014 CMS regulation requiring swift return of overpayments.

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    The doctor's visit of the future will be like having coffee with a friend. Here's why

    Solv Health CMO Robert Rohatsch contends that digital healthcare transformation will help GPs finally get back to what most of us really want to do in the first place — keep patients healthy.

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    Newly merged BHSH system names diversity chief

    Carlos Cubia is charged with driving the company "toward its goals of transforming health for the communities it serves, improving health and health equity, and fostering a culture of belonging."

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    Inequities in healthcare cost nearly $320B annually, new research shows

    Spending due to inequities that drive late diagnoses and comorbidities is only expected to rise over the next few decades without intervention, according to research from Deloitte.

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    Tenet launches joint venture with urology network as system further scales ASC business

    Under the terms of the deal, Tenet subsidiary USPI will acquire a portion of the network’s ownership stake in new and established facilities in Maryland, Colorado and Arizona.

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    Walgreens Health Corners network swells with new Buckeye partnership in Ohio

    The Health Corner concept, mirroring efforts by retail pharmacy rivals CVS Health and Walmart, is central to Walgreens’ push to capture a greater slice of the care continuum and the corresponding revenue.

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    As cross-state telemedicine waivers expire, virtual care advocates focus on long-term policy changes

    There’s a complication: No one solution to the U.S.’ patchy physician licensing infrastructure has universal buy-in.

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    AMA presses policies on abortion, guns, climate at annual meeting

    The AMA announced over 20 policies including those that declared climate change a public health crisis, urged the FDA to make over-the-counter oral contraceptives accessible and more.

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    Medicare data errors impede health equity efforts, OIG says

    The ability to assess health disparities and improve care delivery in communities of color hinges on the quality of race and ethnicity data that is currently falling short, the report said.

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    Washington ups pressure on PBMs with more aggressive FTC policy, congressional ask for GAO study

    The Federal Trade Commission has voted unanimously to adopt a policy statement to more closely examine fees and rebates paid to PBMs in exchange for preferred coverage of their drugs from payers.

  • 1K Los Angeles Kaiser nurses to go on strike

    The nurses are demanding measures they say will improve staffing conditions in new contracts, like the addition of more ancillary staff to ensure nurses are able to take adequate rest and meal breaks.

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    CVS appoints new chief strategy officer

    Prior to joining CVS, Violetta Ostafin was at insurance company Aon, and also worked as a managing director and partner at Boston Consulting Group.

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    Pharma under the microscope as FTC considers new ways to review acquisitions

    At a two-day meeting, experts argued drug divestitures may not be enough to prevent market concentration. Economists and regulators also appeared worried by the effect of buyouts on innovation.