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  • Anthem relies on flexible partner-not-build strategy in shift to value

    It's a capital-efficient way to achieve growth without being pigeonholed into one approach and differs from the value-based blueprints of peers UnitedHealth and Humana, analysts said.

    By Feb. 2, 2022
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    As hospitals sue over surprise billing ban, healthcare experts ask why

    While provider associations take the battle to court, private equity backed physician groups are absent from the litigation.

    By Feb. 1, 2022
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    Payer/Provider relationships

    As M&A intensifies and companies are more likely to embrace more holistic and value-based care models, partnerships have become more closely intertwined.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    Most doctors are compensated for volume, not value of care, research finds

    Health systems used financial incentives for quality and cost performance measures, but the percentage of total physician compensation based on quality and cost was just 9% for primary-care providers, according to the study.

    By Jan. 28, 2022
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    Emergency physicians' level of burnout jumped last year

    An overload of bureaucratic tasks, such as charting and paperwork, was doctors' No. 1 reason for burnout, affecting 60% of those polled by Medscape.

    By Susan Kelly • Jan. 24, 2022
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    Pandemic stresses physicians as they reevaluate careers, work-life balance

    About 60% of female physicians and 53% of male physicians said they would take a pay cut to have better work-life balance, Medscape's survey found.

    By Jan. 14, 2022
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    Healthcare roles dominate U.S. News 2022 list of best jobs

    Information security analyst took the top spot in the annual list, followed by nurse practitioner, physician assistant, medical and health services manager and software developer.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Vera Whole Health to acquire navigation player Castlight in $370M deal, including Anthem investment

    Merging care navigation, including digital touchpoints, into primary care isn't an entirely new idea, especially as more players turn to primary care models to tamp down on health costs and improve preventative care.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Physician compensation rises alongside burnout, retirements in 2021

    Over 73% of physicians reported feeling overworked amid the pandemic and 50% said they are considering an employment change because of it, Doximity's annual report found.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    SCOTUS blocks challenge to New York's health worker vaccine mandate

    The lawsuit was filed by a group of doctors and other medical professionals protesting that the state's requirement for staff in hospitals, long-term care and other healthcare facilities does not allow for a religious exemption.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Flurry of doctor group buyouts helps fuel 'extraordinary' surge in health M&A

    Companies across the healthcare spectrum are pursuing deals to strengthen operations after two years of pandemic-driven challenges, a new PwC report found.

    By Susan Kelly • Dec. 14, 2021
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    FDA seeks comment on 3D printing of medical devices at hospitals, doctor's offices

    The agency's discussion paper lays out the benefits and challenges of creating 3D-printed devices in healthcare settings as well as a potential approach for regulatory oversight.

    By Greg Slabodkin • Dec. 13, 2021
  • New CVS primary care locations to include physicians for first time

    CVS wants to broaden its care delivery strategy, including "physician-led primary care centers with integrated virtual and home assets," CVS EVP and president of pharmacy services Alan Lotvin said.

    By Dec. 10, 2021
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    Hospital, doctor lobbies sue HHS over implementation of surprise billing ban

    Congress intended for an arbiter to be able to consider a constellation of factors when payment disputes arise, but the final rule severely limits what an arbiter can consider, the lawsuit claims.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Physician income dips when hospitals buy practices: Health Affairs

    Average doctor pay slipped in hospital employment arrangements even as health systems typically benefit financially from acquiring physician practices.

    By Susan Kelly • Dec. 8, 2021
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    Female doctors earn $2M less than men over course of career, study finds

    Annual differences in income among male and female physicians accelerated during their first years of practice and did not recover, a study from the nonprofit Rand Corporation published Monday in Health Affairs found.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Healthcare worker vaccine mandate blocked nationwide in second ruling

    A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday in a suit brought by 14 states challenging the requirement, following separate pauses in other states.

    By Updated Dec. 1, 2021
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    Biden admin investing $1.5B to quell healthcare staffing shortages, promote workforce equity

    The funding will go toward scholarship and loan repayment programs for healthcare students committing to work in hard-hit and high-risk communities, according to the White House.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Anesthesiologists say Blue Cross NC 'abusing' surprise billing ban to drive down rates

    Doctors are raising the alarm against what they perceive as Blue Cross NC's "take it or leave it" ultimatums to in-network clinicians, using the consumer protection legislation as a bargaining chip to negotiate more favorable rates.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    EHR vendor Athenahealth bought out in $17B private equity deal

    The transaction, which will be financed through a mix of equity and debt, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year and is the latest in a recent string of large leveraged buyouts.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    CVS unveils new health-focused retail strategy, explicit move into primary care

    Along with outlining three new store formats — including sites for primary care delivery, a new area for the retail drugstore behemoth — CVS plans to close 900 stores over the next three years as consumer buying patterns change.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    30% of hospital healthcare workers remained unvaccinated as of September

    Healthcare workers in children's hospitals had the highest vaccination rates, along with those working in metropolitan counties, according to the analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
  • Providers were protected from pay cuts, layoffs as volumes fell during pandemic, survey finds

    "You saw how groups tightened their belts and there was some learning from this that you're not going to let go of," Elizabeth Siemsen, one of the report's authors, said.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    Leapfrog Group's hospital safety grades this fall stay steady from pre-pandemic

    The five states with the highest percentage of A-scoring hospitals were Virginia, North Carolina, Idaho, Massachusetts and Colorado.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
  • Oak Street faces DOJ inquiry into third-party marketing, transportation relationships

    Analysts said the inquiry, while in early stages, could pressure the company's stock. "This creates a new potential risk factor that we are unlikely to get clarity on for some time," SVB Leerink analyst Whit Mayo said.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    How a self-service approach can boost healthcare customer satisfaction

    Automate for agility: How technology can solve healthcare organizations’ biggest challenges.

    Nov. 9, 2021