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    FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug from Eisai, Biogen in closely watched decision

    The agency’s approval comes months after a large clinical trial showed the drug, called Leqembi, could slow the disease’s progression. Yet experts have raised concerns about its safety.

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    Tracker // Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Tracking state abortion bans in the US

    On Thursday, the South Carolina Supreme Court struck down the state’s six-week abortion ban, ruling that it violated a woman’s privacy rights under the state constitution.

    Updated Jan. 5, 2023
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    Feds propose ban on noncompetes

    In the historic proposal, the FTC said noncompetes harm competition, suppress labor mobility and reduce wages even for those not bound by the agreements.

    Updated Jan. 5, 2023
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    GE’s new healthcare spinoff nabs Amazon executive as CTO

    On the heels of its market launch, medical device maker GE HealthCare has announced that AWS executive Taha Kass-Hout will join the company.

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    Patient sues CommonSpirit over ransomware attack

    A Washington state man alleged his personal health information is now in the hands of cybercriminals and is seeking to bring a class action suit against the health system.

  • California revises Medicaid contract awards, adding 2 insurers

    Five insurers will now receive lucrative contracts to provide managed care services, starting in 2024, in the country’s largest Medicaid market.

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    Teladoc rolling out new integrated health app this year

    The app is available to a select number of existing clients this month, with full market availability expected later in 2023.

  • Drugstore Chain Walgreens To Buy Duane Reade
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    Walgreens raises healthcare segment outlook on Summit acquisition

    The company now expects the segment to bring in between $14.5 billion and $16 billion in sales in 2025.

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    Illustration: Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia for Industry Dive

    Lifespan names new CFO

    Peter Markell will assume his new role Jan. 30 and will work alongside Lifespan’s newly appointed president and CEO John Fernandez.

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    Hospital margins improve modestly in November as expenses dip

    The monthly upturn in operating margins, identified in a new report from Kaufman Hall, is a bright spot in an otherwise difficult year for the nation’s hospitals.

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    The portal to resolve surprise bills has been inundated with disputes — SCP Health tops the list

    Federal agencies received more disputes in a five-month window than they expected to receive in a full year.

    Updated Jan. 9, 2023
  • Nurses at 7 New York hospitals plan open-ended strike

    About 16,000 nurses originally planned to strike next Monday, though 4,000 nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital reached a tentative agreement one day after delivering notice of their plans to walk off the job.

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    Opinion

    Healing healthcare cybersecurity with ‘whole-of-health’ approach

    Retired Gen. Keith Alexander and Premera Blue Cross Chief Information Security Officer Adrian Mayers argue for structural changes organizations can make to address healthcare cyberattacks.

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    Allscripts changes name to Veradigm

    Allscripts transitioned its products to the Veradigm brand during 2022 as it streamlined its corporate portfolio following a difficult few years.

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    Deep Dive

    The Advocate-Atrium merger closed without an antitrust challenge. What does that mean for competition in 2023?

    Health systems have morphed into multi-regional players through acquisitions, but have evaded federal antitrust enforcement, raising questions about the future of policing merger deals.

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    ‘Bravo Congress’: Telehealth groups cheer omnibus extension of COVID-19 flexibilities

    Still, the American Telemedicine Association and other virtual care lobbies said there was more to do to enshrine telehealth access into American law.

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    Medtronic starts US robotic surgery trial in push to challenge Intuitive

    Medtronic delayed the Hugo program to make changes in light of surgeon feedback, but now plans to evaluate the use of the surgical robot in urologic procedures, facing off against competitor Intuitive.

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    Judge questions surprise billing ban implementation during court hearing

    A federal judge on Tuesday tested the government’s defense concerning a rule designed to help third parties resolve payment disputes between providers and insurers.

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    Stakes are high in California’s Medicaid market shakeup

    Four insurers that lost out on lucrative contracts in the state’s first-ever competitive process are challenging the state's picks.

  • Centene's headquarters in Clayton, Missouri, a suburb outside of St. Louis.
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    Centene reaches $44M settlement with Iowa

    It’s the latest deal in a string of settlements to resolve allegations the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care organization overcharged states for pharmacy services.

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    Omnibus bill restarts Medicaid checks, lowers Medicare physician pay cuts

    President Joe Biden signed the the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package into law on Dec. 29.

    Updated Jan. 3, 2023
  • The front opening to Advocate Aurora Healthcare's Two Rivers, Wisconsin, hospital.
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    HHS releases ownership data on nation’s hospitals

    “We are pulling back the curtain and letting the sunshine in on hospital and nursing home ownership because it is what the public deserves,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday in a statement.

  • High-intensity billing in ERs has increased, but not only due to upcoding, research suggests

    The proportion of emergency room visits billed as “high intensity” that don’t result in a hospitalization has grown, reflecting the ER’s shifting role in the acute care ecosystem, according to a Health Affairs study.

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    Government watchdog warns of Medicare fraud after relaxing provider requirements

    The Government Accountability Office is urging the CMS to resume certain eligibility checks on providers whom they consider at high risk of fraud to the Medicare program. 

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    CMS rule aimed at improving Medicare Advantage draws praise

    Proposed changes target prior authorization holdups and misleading advertising while aiming to expand access to behavioral health care and affordable prescriptions.