Medical Groups

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    Medtech companies shift strategy as more orthopedic procedures move to ambulatory surgical centers

    Stryker, J&J and other device companies are building out teams focused on ASCs. 

    By Elise Reuter • Oct. 5, 2022
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    In surprise result, Alzheimer’s drug shows benefit in large trial

    Eisai and Biogen said the drug, called lecanemab, met all of its goals in the Phase 3 study. The data are a significant finding and provide stronger support for a much-debated hypothesis for treating Alzheimer’s.

    By Jonathan Gardner • Updated Sept. 27, 2022
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    Vertical integration and consolidation

    Healthcare companies merging with subsectors of the industry is a growing trend, although certainly not a new one.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
  • Moody’s downgrades Envision, citing high bankruptcy risk

    The private equity-owned physician staffing firm faces a deteriorating operating performance that could deplete its cash by the end of 2023, the rating agency warned.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Violence against emergency room physicians is on the rise, survey finds

    Two-thirds of emergency room physicians reported being assaulted in the past year alone.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    Texas Medical Association files another lawsuit over surprise billing ban

    “We are, once again, asking for the law to be followed as Congress intended, and for the challenged provisions to be invalidated,” TMA’s president said.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    Will the healthcare labor shortage fuel more consolidation?

    J.P. Morgan’s head of healthcare corporate client banking lays out trends to consider as private equity firms snap up physician groups.

    By Bret Schiller • Sept. 22, 2022
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    Doctor, hospital lobbies move to dismiss lawsuit over surprise billing ban

    The groups hinted that another lawsuit may be on the way despite the bid to dismiss the original claims.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Healthcare industry’s resiliency to surging inflation is poised to ebb

    Healthcare costs — unlike other goods and services — haven’t experienced immediate price increases amid record inflation. That’s starting to change.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Physician burnout higher in 2021 than 2020, study shows

    Burnout can push providers to leave the profession or retire early, and poses other complications for health systems and clinics.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    AMA joins plaintiffs in class-action lawsuit against Cigna

    Jack Resneck, president of the AMA, said that the insurer is putting its “economic self-interest” ahead of physicians and patients in the Multiplan network.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Sen. Lindsey Graham introduces his strictest national abortion ban yet

    The South Carolina lawmaker announced Tuesday that he planned to introduce a 15-week national abortion ban in Congress.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    It’s taking longer to get a doctor appointment, survey finds

    The average wait for an appointment is 26 days, pointing to a growing shortage of physicians, a staffing agency said.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Vera, Castlight rebrand; announce ex-Cerner executive as CEO

    The companies, which merged earlier this year, have rebranded as Apree Health and selected health IT veteran Don Trigg as their new leader.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    AMA’s 2023 CPT code set aims to reduce administrative burdens

    Cutting back administrative tasks is part of the group's broader effort to help fight physician burnout.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    Sharing responsibility for workplace culture

    Fostering a culture of brilliance takes more than just buy-in at the top level, it takes everyone.

    By Imamu Tomlinson, MD, MBA • Sept. 12, 2022
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    Healthcare fintechs targeted by cyber criminals

    Cybersecurity professionals say healthcare payments processing firms are particularly vulnerable to information technology breaches and ransom demands.

    By Joe Burns • Sept. 8, 2022
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    Robert Riney will lead Henry Ford Health

    The new CEO and president has worked in almost “every operating unit in the organization” since he joined in 1978, according to a statement.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
  • Physician groups urge CMS to prevent payment cuts, protect telehealth

    Multiple groups representing doctors oppose Medicare payment reductions at a time when physician practices face escalating costs.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Missed vaccines open path for return of preventable diseases

    Immunization rates declined across the board beginning in March 2020, according to the CDC, but the most significant drop was among children who receive vaccines through the Vaccines for Children program.

    By Patricia Stinchfield • Sept. 7, 2022
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    Walmart, UnitedHealth ink 10-year collaboration deal on value-based care

    Ultimately, the goal is to serve hundreds of thousands of seniors and Medicare beneficiaries in value-based arrangements through multiple Medicare Advantage plans.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Ezekiel Emanuel on the state of COVID-19 in the US and the ‘major issue’ of healthcare burnout

    The bioethicist and Affordable Care Act draftsman talked about the nation’s new attitude toward the pandemic and what we know about long COVID-19.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    Private equity-owned physician groups linked to higher spending in study

    The findings could be evidence of overutilization designed to drive up profits, the senior author of the study published in JAMA Health Forum said.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    How virtual care connects members to the right doctor

    A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit research organization, suggests members tend to choose healthcare systems in which their doctor is employed to avoid care interruptions.

    Sept. 6, 2022
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    Amazon Care to shut down by year’s end as corporate customers don’t see value

    The demise of Amazon Care — a month after Amazon announced plans to acquire One Medical for $3.9 billion — signals that the tech giant has again succumbed to inherent challenges facing outsiders in the healthcare space.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    Texas judge blocks HHS guidance on emergency abortion care

    The ruling, which sets back the Biden administration’s efforts to protect abortion access nationwide, comes just days before Texas’ trigger ban will go into effect, toughening abortion penalties in the state.

    By Aug. 24, 2022