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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Tracking state abortion bans in the US

    Idaho’s Supreme Court announced a decision late Friday that the state’s near-total abortion ban could go into effect beginning Aug. 25 while legal challenges to the ban move through the courts. Earlier this month, the DOJ sued Idaho over the ban.

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  • Cerner agrees to pay $1.9M to settle racial discrimination case

    Hiring bias, which Cerner denies, resulted in a notable shortfall of Black and Asian hires for certain positions between 2015 and 2019, federal regulators allege.

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    Scan Health Plan makes push into Texas

    The Medicare Advantage insurer will cover seniors in a total of four states, pending regulatory approval.

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    US takes step to expand monkeypox vaccine supply

    The FDA authorized a new plan that could lead to a five-fold increase in available doses. European health officials may follow the agency's lead. 

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    Profits climb for major insurers as hospital volumes drop in Q2

    All but two of the seven largest insurers saw profits climb in the second quarter as hospital operators continued to struggle with weak volumes and higher labor costs amid record-high inflation.

  • Hospitals still fall short on price transparency, consumer group says

    Hospitals pushed back on the Patient Rights Advocate report, which found that just 16% of hospitals were fully compliant with the price transparency law.

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    CMS moves toward guidance on health equity, climate change

    The CMS published feedback from commenters as the federal government and the Biden administration ramp up oversight of social issues.

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    Clover Health’s Toy to step up as CEO as insurtech bolsters revenue

    In a call with investors, incoming chief executive Andrew Toy said the path to profitability is “a huge focus” for Clover, and pointed to shrinking its medical loss ratio and controlling operating expense growth as key strategies.

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    HHS investing $60M to boost rural healthcare workforce

    The latest funds build on $16 billion invested by the Biden administration to bolster rural healthcare last year, according to the HHS.

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    Kaiser Permanente posts Q2 net loss of $1.3B

    The Oakland, California-based integrated health system attributed the setback in its quarterly results to market investments.

  • Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider Shaine Malekgoodar, seen in monitor screen, can connect with Hope Family Health patients in Westmoreland, TN, its satellite locations.
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    Telehealth visits rose in May, mirroring COVID-19 diagnoses

    Patients made greater use of virtual care visits for a second straight month during an upturn in coronavirus cases.

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    Senate passes bill extending ACA subsidies, adding Medicare price negotiations

    The Inflation Reduction Act looked dead just weeks ago until Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced late last month that he had successfully negotiated with Democrats to pass it.

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    Lilly criticizes Indiana abortion law, indicating it may look elsewhere to hire

    After Indiana’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law, the drugmaker said it will rethink future hiring in the state.

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    Sutter Health posts net loss for second straight quarter

    Second quarter revenues failed to keep pace with rising costs at the Sacramento, California-based healthcare system.

    Updated Aug. 10, 2022
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    Deep Dive // Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    No ‘slam dunk fix’ in HIPAA privacy law to protect abortion patients

    In an increasingly murky legal environment, providers should focus on minimizing and protecting the data they collect, experts said.

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    Physician practices seek more time to comply with No Surprises rules

    The Medical Group Management Association asked the HHS and the CMS to delay enforcement of parts of the statute until six months after any final rule is published.

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    Healthcare industry nearly recovered from early pandemic job losses

    Hospitals added about 13,000 jobs in July compared to about 20,000 in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    Monkeypox declared federal public health emergency

    “We're prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus, and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility to help us tackle this virus,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said.

  • Hospitals have low level of accountability for connected device breaches

    Of the 43% of organizations that reported a data breach in the past two years, 88% said at least one connected device was a contributing factor to the breach, according to a new report.

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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Biden’s executive order seeks to ease access to abortion across state lines

    The order follows the DOJ’s decision to sue Idaho over its near-total abortion ban as the end of Roe has left states to decide whether to outlaw the procedure.

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    CVS could look to regional buys as it plans primary care acquisitions

    “We can’t be in ... primary care without M&A. We’ve been very clear about that,” CEO Karen Lynch said during an earnings call Wednesday.

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    6 questions for the medtech industry if Congress doesn’t reauthorize FDA user fees on time

    If Congress doesn’t pass the legislation before Sept. 30, furloughs and delays lie ahead for the agency.

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    Cigna’s Q2 profit climbs to $1.6B as fewer patients seek care

    The payer raised its revenue and operating income targets for the year as a result of the quarterly performance.

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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    DOJ sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban in first post-Roe challenge

    In a suit filed in Idaho’s southern district, the Department of Justice claimed that Idaho’s “near-absolute” abortion ban blocks clinicians from providing necessary care in medical emergencies as required by federal law. 

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    Fitch downgrades CHS from stable to negative after discouraging earnings report

    The move reflects “significant increases in labor costs and weakness in volumes and acuity mix driving a downturn in the company's revenue and margin levels,” according to a release.