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Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

CMS has announced a new maternal health model. Some US healthcare spending trends dropped to pre-pandemic levels in 2022. Additionally, Medicare opioid use disorder treatment falls behind and the US Supreme Court will review an abortion pill.

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

Cigna and Humana have called off their planned merger in the wake of shareholder backlash. Remote patient monitoring offers a healthy return on investment, according to early estimates. Additionally, CVS Health introduces a new app to integrate healthcare tools for patients and external payer audits quadruple in 2023.

Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

Researchers from multiple institutions collaborate to create an ingestible, wireless remote patient monitoring device. Healthcare is fourth highest on the list of targets for the world's most dangerous malware.

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

The American Hospitals Association (AHA) is suing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a bulletin on hospital use of tracking technologies. Meanwhile, CMS cut Medicare reimbursement to physicians.

Wednesday Nov 01, 2023

Employees at CVS Health and Walgreens are going on strike over working conditions, and most patients want to send their wearable data to their doctors. Also, the White House released an executive order on artificial intelligence and a proposal to refine the independent dispute resolution process to reduce surprise billing. 

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

Today on Healthcare Strategies | Headlines: Physician-owned hospitals see huge savings compared to traditional hospitals. Average employee premiums and deductibles increased substantially in 2023. Meanwhile, eLearning for electronic health records training could reduce provider burnout, and one hospital is prescribing--and delivering--lower utility bills.

Wednesday Oct 18, 2023

Kaiser Permanente and striking unions reached a tentative deal after the country's largest healthcare strike. Also, the FDA will set up a Digital Health Advisory Committee, HC3 warned of a new ransomware targeting healthcare, and Medicare Advantage plans' 2024 star ratings dropped again.

Wednesday Oct 04, 2023

Kaiser Permanente employees are preparing to strike as workforce shortages, clinician burnout, and low wages drive healthcare workers to extreme measures. Meanwhile, hospitals have seen six months of an upward trend in median operating margins, and NIH invests in AI research for kidney transplants.

Wednesday Sep 27, 2023

On the federal level, the Biden administration is proposing banning medical debt from credit scores, CMS paused Medicaid redeterminations for 30 states, and the Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on major anesthesiologists in Texas. Meanwhile, Costco is entering the virtual care space with a new partnership and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center will launch an institute dedicated to rural health and digital health.

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

In an ever-evolving healthcare system, some organizations are responding with new technology, such as Oracle’s new generative AI for EHRs and the rise of virtual nursing. Others have entered new partnerships, such as Dana-Farber’s decision to leave Brigham and Women’s and create a new cancer hospital with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Blue Shield of California’s partnership with Salesforce. But despite these efforts, barriers to positive patient outcomes are a constant, as recent data showed that coordinated care and SDOH interventions rely heavily on patient engagement.

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