Medical Groups


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    CMS proposes 2.9% cut to physician pay for 2025

    Regulators said Medicare’s budget neutrality requirement is to blame for the reduction, which was quickly decried by provider groups. However, it’s likely Congress will step in to mitigate the drop.

    By July 11, 2024
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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.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Social determinants of health

    The focus on social determinants of health has only increased because of the impacts of the pandemic, with payers and providers trying to new ways to address the issues.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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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.

    By July 8, 2024
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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.

    By Ryan Golden • July 3, 2024
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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.

    By July 2, 2024
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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.

    By July 2, 2024
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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.

    By July 1, 2024
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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.

    By June 28, 2024
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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.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Opinion

    Despite clinic closures, Walmart can still be a healthcare destination

    A managing director at a global strategy firm makes the case for Walmart to continue pursuing healthcare customers through maximizing access to nutritious food.

    By Scott Bowman • June 27, 2024
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    Tennessee’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors heads to Supreme Court

    The case could have ripple effects across the country, where 25 states have similar laws on the books, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

    By June 25, 2024
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    HHS finalizes info blocking penalties for providers

    Providers pushed back against the disincentives, with the Medical Group Management Association calling them “unnecessarily punitive.”

    By June 25, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    CMS to end Change Healthcare cyberattack financial relief program

    The Medicare funding program, which launched in March to ease cash flow challenges for providers, will stop accepting applications July 12.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Amazon expands drug subscription program to Medicare members

    RxPass is now available to more than 50 million Medicare members after Amazon brought it into compliance with the program’s regulatory standards.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Biden administration gives providers grace period to open surprise billing arbitration

    Because of the cyberattack on Change Healthcare earlier this year, providers say they’re having difficultly getting the necessary information from plans required to kick off the dispute resolution process.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Passion in orthopedics and beyond: Meet Dr. Lew Schon on The Ortho Show

    Explore the connection between orthopedics and rock music with Dr. Lew Schon on The Ortho Show. Discover how this pioneering surgeon ended up performing with the Foo Fighters in an inspiring episode hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman.

    June 17, 2024
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    Cardiovascular conditions now the second-highest reimbursement category, Sun Life says

    Cost of cardiovascular conditions is up 33% — “higher than we would expect given medical inflation,” the insurance provider said.

    By Emilie Shumway • June 13, 2024
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    Walgreens-backed CityMD settles with Justice Department over alleged COVID fraud

    From 2020 to 2022, CityMD falsely documented insured patients as uninsured before fraudulently billing the federal government for their COVID-19 care, according to regulators. CityMD denies the allegations.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    HHS says providers can tap Change to issue data breach notifications after cyberattack

    The update is a win for provider groups who have urged the agency to clarify which organizations need to report a data breach and notify patients after the cyberattack.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Nursing homes sue to block HHS staffing mandate

    The plaintiffs slammed the rule as an overreach of authority that creates an “onerous and unachievable” mandate.

    By May 28, 2024
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    From surgery to national stage: The Ortho Show performs

    Discover The Ortho Show. Tune in for Olympian and fashion icon Gabrielle Reece's journey!

    May 28, 2024
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    Opinion

    Nearly 20% of donated organs go unused — here’s how we can fix it and honor donors

    The medical community needs to take “smart risks” to maximize organ donation use, according to the president of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations.

    By Colleen McCarthy • Updated May 24, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Providers urge HHS to clarify Change data breach reporting requirements

    More than 50 provider groups are asking the federal government to publicly state that UnitedHealth should handle data breach reporting stemming from the cyberattack on its subsidiary.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Senate Finance Committee tackles Medicare physician pay reform

    On Friday, the committee released a white paper proposing Medicare adjust doctor reimbursement to account for inflation, a key goal for physician lobbies.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Judge dismisses FTC’s antitrust suit against Welsh Carson

    Regulators sued the private equity firm for consolidating Texas anesthesia markets. Now, a judge is holding Welsh Carson blameless while allowing the suit against its portfolio company, U.S. Anesthesia Partners, to continue.

    By May 14, 2024