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    Change Healthcare cyberattack having ‘far-reaching’ effects on providers

    Providers said the outage at the UnitedHealth-owned technology company has affected billing, eligibility checks, prior authorization requests and prescription fulfillment.

    By , March 1, 2024
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    Walgreens’ VillageMD to exit Illinois

    The primary care chain plans to shutter its remaining clinics in the state by April 19 as Walgreens continues to cut costs.

    By March 1, 2024
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    Surprise Billing

    Federal legislation banning surprise bills has hit a barrage of roadblocks, complicating efforts to protect consumers from unexpected out-of-network charges.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    UnitedHealth under antitrust investigation by DOJ: reports

    Regulators are reportedly looking into the massive healthcare conglomerate’s potential anticompetitive effects, including the relationship between its health insurer UnitedHealthcare and physician network Optum.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Women in healthcare report higher levels of burnout than male colleagues, study finds

    A lack of autonomy and gender inequity at work are correlated with women’s burnout, according to the new research.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Walgreens to close VillageMD clinics in Florida

    The closures fully exit VillageMD from one of its largest markets, and one that’s often a key target for value-based primary care chains.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    What’s going on at Steward Health Care?

    The physician-led healthcare network formed to save hospitals from financial distress. Now, hospitals in its own portfolio need bailing out after years of alleged mismanagement. 

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Data broker used phone location info to track Planned Parenthood visits, senator says

    Sen. Ron Wyden urged federal regulators to crack down on a data broker that allegedly used location data to track visits to clinics and target users with anti-abortion ads.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Healthcare PE deals third-highest on record in 2023: Pitchbook

    Interest rate cuts could boost deal counts later this year, but some investors are more cautious following increased antitrust scrutiny.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Primary care providers Marathon Health and Everside Health merge

    The Denver- and Indianapolis-based systems will fully integrate by the end of the year and serve approximately 2.5 million patients at 680 care sites.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Amazon closing One Medical corporate offices

    The e-commerce giant is reducing the primary care operator’s corporate footprint days after confirming plans to lay off One Medical employees.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Pharma CEOs, pressed by Senate panel, refuse to commit to price cuts

    Forced into testifying by Senate HELP chair Bernie Sanders, the heads of Bristol Myers Squibb, J&J and Merck largely avoided major missteps.

    By Jonathan Gardner • Feb. 8, 2024
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    Walgreens replaces healthcare unit lead in latest executive shakeup

    Mary Langowski, who previously worked on CVS' healthcare services strategy, will replace John Driscoll as president of Walgreens’ U.S. Healthcare segment.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Healthcare job growth reached three-decade high in 2023

    The sector added 650,000 jobs over the year — its most prolific year of growth in decades.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Cano Health to be delisted from NYSE after filing for bankruptcy

    The primary care chain said it wouldn’t appeal the New York Stock Exchange’s decision to remove it from trading.

    By Updated Feb. 6, 2024
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    Humana plots CenterWell expansion in 2024

    The payer is leveraging CenterWell’s growing network of primary care centers for seniors to boost margins in its hard-pressed Medicare Advantage business.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Healthcare CFOs explore M&A, automation and service line cuts in 2024

    Companies grappling with liquidity concerns are looking to trim costs and streamline operations, according to a new survey.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Medicare ACO participation grows in 2024: CMS

    However, growth in Medicare's flagship shared savings model has plateaued over the past five years, according to government data.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Appeals court rejects doctors’ challenge to No Surprises Act

    A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Appeals Court has dismissed claims from a New York medical group that the law amounts to an unconstitutional seizure of their property.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Lawmakers press Steward Health Care over reports of ‘grave financial distress’

    Lawmakers demanded the operator detail how it will "ensure the communities Steward’s hospitals serve are not abandoned" amid financial troubles.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    HCA subsidiary acquires two Texas surgery centers

    Surgery Ventures’ purchases follow other HCA acquisitions in the state, which is one of the hospital operator’s largest markets.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    HSHS to close Wisconsin hospitals, health centers due to financial challenges

    Hospital Sisters Health System is shuttering operations in Western Wisconsin as nonprofits struggle to rebound from pandemic-related challenges.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Nurse sues UPMC over alleged labor abuses

    The lawsuit seeks to represent thousands of other UPMC employees who may have been affected by the nonprofit’s alleged wage suppression and other anticompetitive practices.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Intermountain’s Saltzer Health will close if it can’t find a buyer by spring

    The Idaho-based health group has until March 29 to find a buyer for its 11 locations, otherwise the facilities will shutter.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Sponsored by Teleperformance

    Implementing high-tech, high-touch digital services to create more personalized, patient-centric care

    Improve the patient experience by addressing high interaction volume and channel complexity.

    By Jeff Hechemy, Executive Vice President – Healthcare at Teleperformance • Jan. 22, 2024
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    Billing for patient messages to clinicians is increasing, study finds

    An upturn in the number of providers charging for messages suggests organizations now see e-visits as a long-term source of potential revenue, researchers said. 

    By Jan. 11, 2024