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    CVS beats Q2 expectations, Aetna revenue rises nearly 11%

    The company raised its full-year guidance despite a $77 million decrease in adjusted operating income, primarily due to declines in its retail segment.

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    Number of uninsured Americans falls to all-time low

    Policy experts are worried, however, that progress on coverage expansion will be threatened when a moratorium on Medicaid disenrollment ends.

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    Volumes, net income down at for-profit hospitals in Q2

    COVID-19 patient volumes fell rapidly from the first to second quarter across hospital chains as case counts waned, executives said on calls with investors.

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    Biden selects monkeypox response team

    The president tapped two leaders with emergency management and public health backgrounds to lead the nation’s response to the disease as cases continue to climb.

  • Thousands of Kaiser mental health clinicians to strike in Northern California

    Psychologists, therapists, chemical dependency counselors and social workers plan to strike. They say they’re stretched too thin and unable to provide adequate care to patients.

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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Abortion clinics go mobile, seeking flexibility amid patchwork state restrictions

    Advocates are hoping the mobile clinic model will accelerate access to abortions, especially for those in states where the procedure is outlawed.

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    Providers say inpatient pay adjustment for inflation not sufficient

    Groups like the American Hospital Association had asked for more adjustments, but the CMS declined to set aside its regulatory payment formula.

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    Ochsner finalizes merger with Rush Health, adding 7 hospitals

    Louisiana-based Ochsner Health has a strong foothold in the Gulf South. The deal adds to its existing 40 hospitals in the region.

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    Hospitals face sixth straight month of negative margins, report finds

    Month-to-month increases in patient volumes were not enough to offset the growing cost of care, according to a Monday report from Kaufman Hall.

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    CMS calls for public input to improve Medicare Advantage

    The agency wants feedback from a variety of voices on how it can strengthen the popular but increasingly controversial program.

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    Medicare Advantage plans make inflated dialysis payments, study says

    Research published in Health Affairs found large chains in the consolidated dialysis sector have the market power to negotiate higher MA reimbursement.

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    Geisinger appoints first chief wellness officer

    As the Pennsylvania regional health system’s first chief wellness officer, Susan Parisi will oversee the system’s mental health, professional fulfillment and well-being strategies.

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    CMS proposed payment rule includes major updates for ACOs

    Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program would give some accountable care organizations more time to ramp up to performance-based risk and updated quality reporting.

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    Physician resident salaries stagnate through pandemic

    Nearly 30% of residents surveyed by Medscape said they feel fairly compensated for their work in 2022, compared with 62% in 2015.

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    New York sues CVS Health, alleging it deprived some hospitals of millions in 340B savings

    CVS said in a statement that the “allegations are without merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously.”

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    Senate Dems reach draft deal to extend ACA premiums, lower drug costs

    The bill, part of a more than $300 billion package, extends enhanced ACA premiums and allows Medicare to negotiate select prescription drug prices starting in 2026.

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    Molina’s profit rises to $248M on higher Q2 membership

    The insurer’s premium revenue increased 18% in the second quarter compared with the prior-year period as the payer saw membership increase 9%.

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    Teladoc shares tumble amid weak guidance, inflation headwinds

    Teladoc recorded another major net loss in the second quarter, driven in part by the Livongo acquisition’s goodwill impairment charge.

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    CVS names first chief psychiatric officer

    Taft Parsons, who previously worked for Molina Healthcare and Henry Ford Health System, will be tasked with focusing on mental well-being for patients and leading the Aetna Medical Affairs Behavioral Health organization.

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    States mixed on how to improve Medicaid unwinding with PHE end date unknown

    States have a wide variety of opinions on how difficult resuming annual eligibility reviews after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends might be, according to MACPAC.

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    Healthcare remains costliest industry for data breaches

    The cost of the average breach for healthcare increased by $1 million to $10.1 million. That's up more than 40% since the 2020 report by Ponemon and IBM Security.

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    Molina pivots to permanent remote work, plans to cut real estate footprint by two-thirds

    The payer is headquartered in Long Beach, California, and has offices in New York City and assorted properties in other states. It employs 14,000 people.

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    CHS shares fall 36% after $326M Q2 loss

    The for-profit hospital operator missed Wall Street expectations on revenue and saw admissions decline 3.4% year over year.

    Updated July 28, 2022
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    Centene warns star ratings will be ‘disappointing’

    The issues stem from Centene’s WellCare acquisition and plans are already underway to turn the star ratings around, CEO Sarah London said.

  • Humana to reorganize, launches executive search

    The move will slim the organization down into separate units called Insurance Services and CenterWell, building on the payer’s recent acquisition of Kindred amid the push for care at home.