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    Federal judge blocks LGBTQ+ healthcare protections

    The judge ruled the HHS overstepped in applying an employment law decision to healthcare, a decision experts say could occur more frequently now that the Chevron doctrine has been overturned.

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    Federal officials step down from health AI group’s board

    HHS officials Micky Tripathi and Troy Tazbaz resigned from their roles as non-voting members of the Coalition for Health AI, an industry group working to create standards for artificial intelligence in healthcare.

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    Teladoc’s enterprise growth exec to depart

    Laizer Kornwasser was terminated after his position was eliminated. The executive change comes after Teladoc named a new CEO last month.

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    Healthcare groups say cyber rule should explicitly name insurers, vendors

    Healthcare associations say insurers and vendors need to be more clearly included in the regulation, citing the impact of the Change Healthcare cyberattack.

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    FTC noncompete ban partially blocked by Texas judge

    The ban has wide-ranging consequences for healthcare, an industry that frequently utilizes noncompetes.

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    Cedars-Sinai taps new CEO

    Peter Slavin formerly served as president of Massachusetts General Hospital.

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    Hackensack Meridian Health files lawsuit in wake of Chevron decision

    Experts predict a wave of litigation will follow the Chevron ruling, which raised the bar for healthcare agencies when implementing laws with unclear intent.

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    Medicaid redeterminations

    1 in 8 enrollees exited Medicaid during redeterminations in 4 Southern states: study

    The survey, which included low-income people in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas, found about half of those who were no longer enrolled in Medicaid were uninsured in late 2023.

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    UnitedHealth, Amedisys agree to sell clinics to get merger across finish line

    The divestiture will only go through if UnitedHealth and Amedisys complete their merger, which was announced last summer but has been held up amid scrutiny from the Department of Justice.

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    Opinion

    Mental health benefits at work are getting better. Here’s how we can go further.

    More employers than ever are focusing on mental health benefits. Congress must invest more and act soon to reauthorize telehealth extensions before it’s too late, argues the director of health policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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    Prospect Medical Holdings reveals DOJ investigation

    The federal investigation follows multiple state inquiries into Prospect’s business practices last year.

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    Data breach at Geisinger may have exposed data from 1.2M patients

    A former employee at vendor Nuance Communications accessed patient data two days after being terminated, according to the health system. The employee is facing federal charges.

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    Cano Health exits bankruptcy as private company

    The primary care chain is now focused on its Florida market, which includes 80 medical centers.

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    Healthcare workers’ compensation rose in 2023 amid staffing shortages: report

    Medical groups are increasing compensation in an attempt to lure talent, with median total compensation for registered nurses rising nearly 20% over the past five years.

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    Tracking Steward's decline

    Optum backs out of deal to buy Steward’s physician group

    Steward has been gunning for the deal since March. Without Optum at the table, it’s unclear who will buy the struggling health system’s medical clinics.

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    Health tech startup Fabric acquires Walmart’s telehealth business

    The acquisition comes as Walmart exits the healthcare delivery business.

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    Amwell to implement reverse stock split to avoid delisting

    The telehealth vendor’s share price has declined significantly since 2020. It received a warning this spring that its stock was trading below minimum standards, and could be removed from trading.

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    SCOTUS strikes down Chevron doctrine, curbing federal agency power

    The court’s controversial decision raises the bar for healthcare regulators when they’re implementing laws with undefined terms — and opens the door for more lawsuits from stakeholders unhappy with an agency’s reading of a statute.

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    Amazon folds telehealth marketplace into One Medical

    The reorganization could create a new source of potential customers for primary care chain One Medical.

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    Optum Rx reaches $20M settlement with Justice Department over opioid prescribing

    The UnitedHealth pharmacy benefit manager did not have to admit guilt as part of the settlement, which amounts to a minuscule fraction of its annual revenue.

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    Walgreens to reduce stake in VillageMD, close stores

    Walgreens is refocusing on pharmacy operations after failing to make inroads in healthcare services. The company will shrink its stake in VillageMD and is no longer looking to invest in medical offices, executives said.

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    Tracker // Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Tracking state abortion bans in the US

    The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld a ban on abortions after around six weeks of pregnancy. The ban will replace a prior law prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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    Digital health funding continues to stabilize in Q1: PitchBook

    Startups raised $1.1 billion across 77 deals in the first quarter — far lower than pandemic-era highs, but consistent with recent quarters.

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    Supreme Court allows emergency abortions in Idaho, sidestepping broader EMTALA questions

    The Supreme Court declined to issue broad guidance on how to adjudicate conflicts between state abortion laws and a federal law requiring hospitals provide patients with emergency care.

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    CHAI releases draft framework for responsible health AI

    The nonprofit’s standards fill a gap left by the federal government as the private sector continues to race ahead on artificial intelligence.