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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.

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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.

  • Hospitals failing to provide charity care notices, California AG alleges

    California Attorney General Rob Bonta sent letters to hospitals warning them that failure to notify patients of free or reduced care is a violation of state law.

  • Anthem launches Wellpoint health plan, Carelon health services brands

    The payer announced the move, meant to streamline its brand portfolio and reduce complexities, ahead of a corporate rebranding scheduled for later this month.

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    How a sports apparel company helped one Virginia health system pivot to reusable gowns

    Personal protective equipment shortages forced Inova to find new ways to protect workers.

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    Apple Watch monitoring features for AFib, Parkinson's cleared by FDA

    With the new feature, atrial fibrillation patients may have an easier way to track the frequency of the condition over time and see whether lifestyle changes may have positive effects.

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    Pfizer study results show Paxlovid benefit less clear in lower-risk patients

    A closely watched study missed its goal, failing to prove the antiviral pill’s benefit in a broader population than the high-risk people for whom it’s currently cleared.

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    AdventHealth aims to bring more competition to Asheville as it files new hospital application

    The health system plans to build the facility about nine miles from Mission Hospital, the only other acute care hospital in the area.

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    FDA advisers recommend Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for youngest children

    Independent experts unanimously supported use of both shots in children aged 6 months to 5 years old, clearing the way for an FDA decision.

    Updated June 15, 2022
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    Hospitals win SCOTUS case against 340B rate cuts

    The Justices were unanimous in their decision, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh writing it was “a straightforward case.”

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    Expiration of healthcare subsidies will have domino effect, leading to higher prices and increased medical debt

    Millions of Americans will experience dramatic price increases, become uninsured and likely accrue medical debt, GetInsured’s Heather Korbulic argues.

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    Finances of older Americans being dinged by high health costs, survey finds

    It’s the latest picture of how exorbitant healthcare costs in the U.S. are increasingly impacting the financial stability of Americans, especially older adults.