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Facing pressure, Athenahealth board continues to mull sale
25 May 2018 at 9:46am
EHR vendor Athenahealth's board of directors is under pressure from Elliott Management to accept the hedge fund's nearly $7 billion cash offer.
Doctors propose new Medicare direct-contracting model
25 May 2018 at 11:00am
A group of doctor practices has united to develop a way the CMS can contract with practices to treat Medicare beneficiaries. Not everyone is on board, as some clinicians fear it could lead to rationing of care.
Majority of premature infants receive antibiotics without infection
25 May 2018 at 2:06pm
Clinicians should do more to identify premature infants that are at low risk of developing sepsis to prevent unnecessary antibiotic exposure, which has been associated with increased risks of death, according to a new study.
Blue Cross of Illinois to pay Medicaid suppliers less
25 May 2018 at 8:00am
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois plans to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates by 35% for medical suppliers?apparently in an effort to win back business after new enrollees were blocked from the state's revamped Medicaid managed-care...
Epic and Cerner lead EHR market in 2017
25 May 2018 at 9:00am
The two EHR giants each served about a quarter of the U.S. acute-care hospital market in 2017. Epic had the biggest net growth in U.S. acute-care hospital clients over the year.
House lawmakers look to delay health insurance tax until 2021
24 May 2018 at 1:58pm
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced a bill to delay the health insurance tax until 2021. This would be the third delay of the Affordable Care Act taxes on the industry.
UnitedHealth Group and Quest Diagnostics form partnership
24 May 2018 at 8:44pm
UnitedHealth Group will add diagnostic testing come Jan. 1, 2019 to its growing suite of services through a new partnership with Quest Diagnostics.
HHS 340B rule delay would put hospitals at risk for high drug prices
24 May 2018 at 1:13pm
Hospitals are urging HHS not to delay a rule that would set new ceiling prices for the 340B drug discount program. If the delay happens, 340B providers would be on the hook for high drug costs.
Health system-led drug company garners strong provider support
24 May 2018 at 1:46pm
Eighty percent of nearly 750 providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies polled said they are optimistic that the new health system-led generic-drug company will change the status quo, and 90% said they would buy drugs from it, according to a new...
HHS tells startups: Let's work together
24 May 2018 at 1:00pm
HHS officials outlined the agency's priorities, which include driving value-based care and pursuing deregulation.