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  1. Humana to leave ACA exchanges in 4 states

    Louisville, Ky.-based Humana will exit several state Affordable Care Act individual exchanges it participated in this year, citing around $1 billion in losses, The Hill reported.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Infographic: Emerging compensation trends for advanced practice clinicians

    Advanced practice clinicians — nurse practitioners and physician assistants — are among the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. labor force, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. University of California ramps up rules for executives seeking external corporate positions

    The University of California Board of Regents on Thursday approved more stringent moonlighting rules regarding executives' external corporate board positions, according to SF Gate. By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. AMA, other medical groups seek to lessen requirements on disclosing industry ties

    Nearly 100 national and state medical groups, including the American Medical Association and the American College of Cardiology, are backing a Senate bill that would lift requirements imposed upon drug and device makers to disclose payments made to physicians for attending continuing medical education sessions or receiving medical journals or textbooks, according to STAT. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 400 physicians cut ties with Partners for crosstown rival: Tufts

    Nearly 400 physicians from Medford, Mass.-based Hallmark Health System have decided to end their longtime affiliation with Boston-based Partners HealthCare to join Tufts Medical Center, a rival physician network, according to The Boston Globe. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 19 Texas hospitals receive $9.5M to expand healthcare workforce

    More than $9.5 million in federal grants will be distributed to 19 hospitals, health systems and other organizations across Texas to enhance training for healthcare professionals, according to The Dallas Morning News. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Week in review: 10 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -

Remote pharmacy services: Getting more than you expect from an RPS partnership

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  1. 12 babies born in US with Zika-related birth defects; more than 1,400 cases reported

    The CDC is now monitoring 400 pregnant women in the U.S. that have exhibited laboratory evidence of the Zika virus. This marks an increase of more than 50 cases from the previous numbers released by the organization on July 15. Additionally, there have been 12 infants born in the U.S. with Zika-related birth defects such as microcephaly. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Ozarks Community Hospital CEO says Medicare termination is 'warning for small hospitals'

    Paul Taylor, CEO of the Ozarks Community Hospital health system, based in Springfield, Mo., is fighting back against CMS' recent decision to terminate the Medicare agreement for its Springfield facility.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Nearly half of trainees lack primary care physician

    Medical residents often lack sufficient access to healthcare despite working in a hospital, according to an article in the July issue of the Journal of the Association of American Colleges.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. HRSA awards $149M to bolster 12 primary care programs

    The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $149 million to a dozen workforce programs to help build the ranks of primary care providers, especially in underserved communities.  By Emily Rappleye -

Financing acquisitions: Top strategies for today's healthcare providers

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  1. HHS funnels $6M into sexual assault prevention efforts on college campuses

    HHS Office on Women's Health Tuesday awarded nine organizations with three years of funding to support efforts that spread awareness of sexual assault on college campuses and help establish effective policies for prevention.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Miss. physician indicted on prison bribery scandal

    A physician from Jackson, Miss., pleaded not guilty this week to six counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud in connection to a prison bribery scandal, according to a report from WAPT News.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Aetna, Humana prep legal fight to save merger: 5 things to know

    Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna and Louisville, Ky.-based Humana are establishing a game plan to fight the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against their proposed $37 billion deal, Reuters reported.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Nathan Littauer Hospital to pay nurses back wages following January lockout

    Gloversville, N.Y.-based Nathan Littauer Hospital will pay unionized nurses back wages after locking them out following a one-day strike at the hospital in January, the New York State Nurses Association announced Thursday.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center marks 6,000th liver transplant

    The medical team at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in California performed its 6,000th liver transplant, breaking a national record based on information from the United Network of Organ Sharing database.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. In the era of Dr. Google, a call to bring 'art' back to medicine

    The vastness of the internet is both a blessing and a curse for healthcare stakeholders. It can be a research tool where users can find answers and be more informed about matters regarding their health, for instance. But widely available clinical information can come at the cost of misinformation and misdiagnoses if individuals rely solely on information found online, and some experts argue excluding providers as an information resource threatens the art of medicine. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. FDA turns to banned factory to prevent cancer drug shortages

    What's worse: importing drug ingredients from a Chinese factory with known quality control issues or experiencing a shortage in the U.S. of crucial cancer drugs?  By Mackenzie Bean -
  8. Florida investigates second possible locally acquired Zika case

    On Thursday, the Florida Department of Health launched an epidemiological investigation into a possible case of Zika detected in Broward County not associated with travel. On Tuesday, the department announced a similar investigation underway in Miami-Dade County. If either are confirmed, they would be the first locally acquired cases in the U.S. and establish that Zika has infiltrated the Floridian mosquito population. By Brian Zimmerman -
  9. University of Iowa Health Care to shutter Sigourney clinic

    University of Iowa Health Care, based in Iowa City, plans to close its clinic in Sigourney, Iowa, effective July 27, according to The Gazette.  By Kelly Gooch -

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