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    Northwell Health, Nuvance Health to merge

    The proposed deal would create a 28-hospital system in New York and Connecticut. 

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    Tenet to sell two California hospitals to Adventist for $550M

    The latest divestiture comes as the Dallas-based for-profit has sold other hospitals to reduce its debt load.

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    UnitedHealth under antitrust investigation by DOJ: reports

    Regulators are reportedly looking into the massive healthcare conglomerate’s potential anticompetitive effects, including the relationship between its health insurer UnitedHealthcare and physician network Optum.

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    UHS eyes 2024 growth but ‘cautious’ amid persistent cost pressures

    The Pennsylvania-based hospital operator grew revenue 7% in 2023 despite operational challenges, including high labor costs and strained payer relations. 

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    Elevance launches weight management program, including GLP-1 monitoring

    Elevance joins a growing list of insurers expanding their weight management offerings amid soaring demand for GLP-1 drugs.

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    Lobby-funded study argues Medicare Advantage rate cuts are worse than CMS expects

    Medicare Advantage payment per month per beneficiary could drop by 1% next year if regulators finalize rates as proposed, according to the analysis backed by the Better Medicare Alliance.

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    Nurse leaders say the job is a ‘no-win’ role

    Burnout and turnover remain high among overwhelmed and under-resourced nurse leaders, according to a study from AMN Healthcare.

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    Veradigm to delist after missing Nasdaq deadline

    The healthcare IT company said trading of its shares will be suspended after it failed to comply with financial reporting requirements.

    Updated Feb. 28, 2024
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    Tracking healthcare data breaches

    A ransomware attack at an urgent care provider may have exposed the personal information of more than 516,000 people.

    Updated Feb. 28, 2024
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    Catholic health system taps CommonSpirit executive as next CEO

    E.J. Kuiper will replace Richard Vath as chief executive of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System effective May 1.

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    R1 RCM receives takeover offer from New Mountain

    The private equity firm’s offer represents a sizable premium on R1’s stock, but could be undervaluing the company, analysts said.

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    Trinity Health cuts operating losses by 85% in first half of 2024

    Revenue from acquisitions and outpatient services helped the Catholic health system trim losses.

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    False claims settlements in healthcare reached $1.8B in fiscal year 2023

    According to the Department of Justice, enforcement in Medicare Advantage is of “critical importance” as the number of beneficiaries in the privatized insurance program swells.

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    UnitedHealth suspects ‘nation-state’ behind Change cyberattack

    Pharmacies and providers nationwide are struggling to process prescriptions following the attack, while the American Hospital Association is recommending hospitals disconnect from affected UnitedHealth systems.

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    CHS hit with Justice Department investigation

    Federal regulators are seeking information about the for-profit hospital operator's inpatient admissions and dialysis processes and procedures.

    Updated Feb. 23, 2024
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    State attorneys general urge PBM reform

    The letter, sent on behalf of 39 state attorneys general to leaders in Congress, comes as lawmakers consider legislation to regulate the pharmacy middlemen.

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    Tracking healthcare worker strikes

    UChicago Medicine nurses voted to authorize a strike on Tuesday over concerns about staffing levels.

    Updated Feb. 23, 2024
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    Amwell names new chief medical officer

    The announcement comes a week after the telehealth vendor said it had reduced its headcount by roughly 10% since the end of 2023.

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    Change Healthcare hit by cyberattack

    The UnitedHealth-owned healthcare technology company disconnected its systems after detecting an “outside threat,” according to a status update page.

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    DarioHealth acquires fellow digital health firm Twill

    The deal, which Dario says will boost revenue and speed profitability, comes as the digital health sector could see increased M&A activity this year.

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    CMS finalizes rule to cut Medicaid DSH payments for some hospitals

    Under the new definition, hospitals can only receive disproportionate share hospital Medicaid reimbursements for beneficiaries who are primarily insured by the safety-net program.

    Updated Feb. 22, 2024
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    Steward Health Care gets ultimatum from Massachusetts governor

    Gov. Maura Healey sent a letter to Steward executives this week saying the operator must produce financial documents and consider a sale of its properties in the state.

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    Walgreens to close VillageMD clinics in Florida

    The closures fully exit VillageMD from one of its largest markets, and one that’s often a key target for value-based primary care chains.

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    HHS reaches second-ever ransomware settlement

    A mental healthcare provider didn’t have sufficient protections in place before a ransomware attack exposed the protected health information of more than 14,000 people, according to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights.

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    Women in healthcare report higher levels of burnout than male colleagues, study finds

    A lack of autonomy and gender inequity at work are correlated with women’s burnout, according to the new research.