Medical Groups: Page 2


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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
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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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    Steward’s landlord Medical Properties Trust posts $736M loss as hospitals flounder

    The real estate investment trust reported nearly $700 million in impairments related to Steward alone in the first quarter. However, executives said rental agreements are not what drove the troubled health system to bankruptcy.

    By May 9, 2024
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    Private equity investing in healthcare continues to slow

    Heightened antitrust scrutiny from state governments and regulators in Washington is having a chilling effect on deals, according to PitchBook analysts.

    By May 8, 2024
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    More than a third of nurses extremely likely to change jobs in 2024: survey

    The results suggest job dissatisfaction is still high among nurses, and turnover is likely to remain elevated.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Recommendations to support clinician well-being

    Consider these recommendations to best combat clinician burnout and protect your team.

    May 6, 2024
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    Walgreens inks GLP-1 clinical trial deal with major German drugmaker

    Under the deal, Walgreens will find candidates who are overweight or have obesity or diabetes and connect them with a Phase III clinical trial for Boehringer’s GLP-1 drug survodutide.

    By May 3, 2024
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    Walmart Health shuts down

    The unexpected closure of Walmart’s 51 health centers and virtual care business highlights the difficulty of providing healthcare at this moment in time.

    By Updated May 2, 2024
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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    HHS finalizes reproductive health data protections

    HIPAA-covered entities will be barred from disclosing patient records on abortion, IVF or other reproductive healthcare that could be used in an investigation.

    By April 23, 2024
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    Nurse staffing rule slammed by both industry and advocacy groups

    The rule places stricter staffing requirements on nursing homes than those initially proposed and offers exemptions for certain providers.

    By April 23, 2024
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    FTC votes to ban noncompetes, with far-reaching effects on doctors

    The agency estimates the final rule would lower healthcare costs by $194 billion over the next decade, while freeing up physicians to more easily move between employers.

    By April 23, 2024
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    Envision Healthcare names permanent CEO

    Jason Owen took on the leadership role this week, months after the physician staffing firm emerged from bankruptcy restructuring.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Over 20% of healthcare bankruptcies last year were linked to private equity: report

    Another wave of private equity-backed bankruptcies is expected this year, according to the Private Equity Stakeholder Project.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Elevance partners with private equity firm on primary care

    The payer has inked a deal with Clayton, Dubilier and Rice to join their primary care assets as Elevance looks to catch up with peers like UnitedHealth and CVS in care delivery.

    By April 16, 2024
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    No appointments available: America’s escalating primary care shortage

    Chronic disinvestment and inadequate training have created a shortage of primary care workers, according to leaders at the Milbank Memorial Fund, National Association of Community Health Centers and others.

    By Christopher Koller, Kyu Rhee and R. Shawn Martin • April 15, 2024
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    VillageMD faces lawsuit over online tracking technologies

    The class action alleges the Meta Pixel embedded on VillageMD’s website allowed the primary care provider to disclose protected health information to third parties, including Facebook and Google. 

    By April 12, 2024
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    More than three-fourths of doctors are employed by corporations, report finds

    Rampant consolidation continues to threaten the existence of independent physicians, according to a new report from Avalere and the Physicians Advocacy Institute.

    By April 12, 2024
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    VillageMD taps new COO amid clinic closures

    Former Centene executive Jim Murray will lead operations at the Walgreens-backed primary care chain, which has shut down 140 clinics in recent months.

    By April 11, 2024
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    Tracking Steward's decline

    Massachusetts lawmakers call on regulators to review Steward-UnitedHealth deal

    Antitrust agencies could be sympathetic toward the deal, given Steward’s financial distress and important hospital portfolio. But sympathy won’t shield the deal from scrutiny, an expert told Healthcare Dive.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Change Healthcare cyberattack lawsuits consolidated in Minnesota

    Nearly 50 lawsuits filed after a massive cyberattack early this year will be centralized in parent company UnitedHealth’s home state.

    By Updated June 11, 2024
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    Trial shows Wegovy can ease heart failure symptoms

    Earlier testing resulted in expanded approval as well as broader Medicare coverage. Now, Novo Nordisk has proved Wegovy can benefit heart failure patients, too.

    By Jonathan Gardner • April 8, 2024
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    Deep Dive // Change Healthcare cyberattack

    Change cyberattack serves as wake-up call for healthcare cybersecurity

    The outage shows why health systems need to plan for inevitable cyberattacks, evaluating risks and putting operational backups in place, experts say.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Walmart decelerates health center expansion plans

    The retailer previously planned to have more than 75 health centers operational this year. Now, Walmart plans to reach that goal in 2025.

    By Updated April 4, 2024
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    Intermountain-owned Saltzer shutters operations, sells clinics

    The financially strapped physician group finalized a midnight deal to sell some services to Trinity Health-owned Saint Alphonsus Health System and Intermountain Medical Imaging of Idaho.

    By April 3, 2024
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    UnitedHealth CFO John Rex to replace Dirk McMahon as president

    McMahon announced earlier this year that he would retire from the healthcare behemoth in April. Rex will step up as president, though there’s no word yet on who will assume McMahon’s chief operating officer role.

    By March 29, 2024