Medical Groups: Page 2


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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
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    Trendline

    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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    Deep Dive

    Key hospital and provider trends in 2024

    As slim operating margins continue to challenge hospitals, experts predict providers will trim unnecessary expenses and focus on strategic labor investments.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    Kentucky-based Baptist Health drops UnitedHealthcare, Centene MA plans

    Kentucky-based Baptist Health has gone out of network with UnitedHealthcare and Centene’s WellCare Medicare Advantage plans after failing to agree to contract terms.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    Mortality rates low for hospital-at-home patients, study finds

    The study could support extending acute hospital care at home, researchers said. Currently, a pandemic-era waiver for the programs is set to expire at the end of the year.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    Providers push back on info blocking penalties

    Provider groups argued for changes in financial penalties and more information on an appeals process. 

    By Jan. 8, 2024
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    Amazon launches chronic condition management portal; Omada nabs first partnership

    The new program surfaces eligible benefits for weight management, diabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions when users search Amazon for related devices, like a glucose monitor.

    By Jan. 8, 2024
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    Lilly launches online service for home delivery of weight loss drug

    The program is a test of a new kind of drug delivery model aimed at connecting patients to physicians and helping them obtain prescriptions.

    By Ned Pagliarulo • Jan. 4, 2024
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    Mask mandates return to health facilities amid soaring COVID, flu cases

    New York City yesterday joined Chicago, Los Angeles, Massachusetts and other communities in reinstating mask mandates to reduce the spread of viruses. 

    By Nish Amarnath • Jan. 4, 2024
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    Walgreens nearly halfway through planned VillageMD clinic closures

    The pharmacy chain announced last quarter that it would exit clinics in underperforming markets as it focuses on driving profitability in its healthcare segment.

    By Jan. 4, 2024
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    Cano accelerates turnaround plan after NYSE delisting notice

    The struggling primary care chain is now targeting $290 million in cost reductions by the end of this year.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    Opinion

    Predictions on 2024 healthcare M&A trends: What leaders need to know

    A shift in funding sources, new regulatory policies in Medicare and technology advances may influence M&A in the sector next year, according to Samantha Prokop from law firm Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart.

    By Samantha L. Prokop • Dec. 22, 2023
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    Steward Health Care hit with False Claims Act lawsuit

    The suit alleges a Steward-run hospital improperly billed Medicare for more than 1,000 false claims.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Surprise Billing

    No Surprises Act dispute portal reopens again amid ‘challenging’ policy rollout

    The CMS has repeatedly stopped and restarted arbitration this year as court cases snarl regulatory efforts to resolve surprise billing disputes.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Supreme Court to rule on abortion pill access

    The court's decision on mifepristone, expected by June, could have far-reaching implications for the FDA. 

    By Dec. 13, 2023
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    Google reveals new generative AI models for healthcare

    MedLM, which currently includes two models, has been tested by HCA and Accenture.

    By Dec. 13, 2023
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    House passes bill targeting price transparency, site-neutral payments, PBMs

    Hospitals have lobbied against the site-neutral payment policies included in the bipartisan legislation.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    Norton Healthcare ransomware attack exposes 2.5M people

    Ransomware attacks are soaring in the healthcare sector, impacting more than 88 million people in the first 10 months of 2023, according to the HHS.

    By Matt Kapko • Dec. 11, 2023
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    White House wants to set minimum cyber standards for hospitals, healthcare

    The sector has faced a wave of ransomware linked to the critical CitrixBleed vulnerability, which has led to major attacks from LockBit and other threat groups.

    By David Jones • Dec. 11, 2023
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    Interstate travel for abortion care has doubled since 2020: Guttmacher

    The data highlights how convenient access to abortion care has been eliminated in many states after the fall of Roe v. Wade last summer. 

    By Dec. 7, 2023
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    Corporate healthcare ownership reduces care quality, physician survey finds

    As the rate of corporate-owned healthcare practices rise, providers say a lack of autonomy leads to diminished patient care. 

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    CVS overhauls how its retail pharmacies charge for prescription drugs

    Under the new model, CVS’ pharmacy network will price drugs based on the amount the company paid for them, plus a defined markup and additional pharmacist fee.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
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    HCA Healthcare buys 11 emergency centers in Texas

    The acquisition comes after HCA announced it was investing billions to expand its emergency and high acuity service lines.

    By Dec. 4, 2023
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    Democrat senators accuse PE-backed US Anesthesia Partners of anticompetitive business practices

    Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to USAP on Sunday alleging the company leverages its monopoly power to inflate prices. USAP is currently facing a federal suit over the allegations.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    Biden administration finalizes rule requiring nursing homes disclose ownership

    The rule comes amid growing concerns about the role of private equity firm ownership in nursing homes.

    By Nov. 15, 2023