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  1. California bill lowers reimbursement for certain dialysis, substance abuse patients

    A law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will lower payment to certain healthcare providers, including dialysis clinics and substance use disorder treatment centers, for services provided to patients who receive premium assistance.
  2. Why many women in healthcare are not promoted to top positions

    While many women work in the healthcare services industry in entry-level roles, there is a scarcity of women in top health management positions, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  3. Billionaire donates another $500K to defend Idahoans from medical debt collection agency

    An Idaho businessman is ramping up his fight against an agency that collects medical debt, according to the Idaho Statesman.

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  1. Eli Lilly secures second migraine drug approval this year

    The FDA approved Eli Lilly's new migraine drug, Reyvow, making it the drugmaker's second migraine drug approval this year.
  2. Sun Pharma allegedly distributed drugs without a license in Washington

    Sun Pharmaceuticals, one of the world's largest generic drugmakers, is accused of distributing samples of medicines in Washington state without the necessary license for more than two years, according to STAT.
  3. 3 North Carolina healthcare workers charged with creating fight club for dementia patients

    Three workers at an assisted living facility in North Carolina were arrested and charged with assault on an individual with a disability for allegedly encouraging dementia patients in their care to fight each other, according to The Washington Post.
  4. 6 changes to Pelosi's drug-pricing plan proposed by House progressives

    House progressives have several changes they want to make to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's drug-pricing legislation, according to STAT. 

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  1. Private equity pushes into healthcare: 6 latest deals

    There were more than 700 private equity deals in the healthcare industry in 2018, and the healthcare sector continues to draw private equity investors.
  2. Tennessee healthcare company booted from Nasdaq

    Diversicare Healthcare Services, a Brentwood, Tenn.-based post-acute care provider, will be delisted from the Nasdaq on Oct. 21, according to the Nashville Business Journal, which cited a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
  3. Why clinicians should stop ordering so many urine tests

    Many physicians order urine tests out of habit, not necessity, which can contribute to antibiotic overuse, according to The New York Times.
  4. Generic drug approvals haven't significantly increased, despite FDA's efforts, study finds

    Though the FDA has said it will approve more generic drugs as a strategy to increase competition and combat drug shortages, a study published by JAMA Network Open found that the number of generic approvals has remained steady.

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  1. Family to sue Geisinger over NICU death

    The family of an infant who died after contracting a bacterial infection at Geisinger Medical Center plans to sue the Danville, Pa.-based hospital, reports ABC affiliate WNEP.
  2. Oregon psych hospital patient missing for 2nd time

    A psychiatric patient has escaped from Oregon State Hospital in Junction City for the second time in two years, according to The Register-Guard.
  3. KFF poll: 62% of voters not confident Trump will improve healthcare costs

    Most voters (62 percent) do not believe President Donald Trump will be able to deliver on promises to improve healthcare and lower healthcare costs, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's latest Health Tracking Poll.
  4. The best nursing home in America's 20 largest states

    Newsweek recognized 406 nursing homes across the nation's 20 largest states for high care quality in its Best Nursing Homes 2020 list.
  5. Gender disparities in academic medicine persist on Twitter

    Twitter is not an equalizer in healthcare research, according to new research out of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
  6. Tenet spends $630K to derail 'Medicare for All'

    Hospital groups like Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare are among the top donors in the political fight against "Medicare for All," according The Intercept.
  7. Kentucky hospital gets $1M donation for immunotherapy cancer program

    University of Louisville (Ky.) Hospital will now offer the region's first CAR T-Cell therapy program for cancer patients thanks to a $1 million donation from a Louisville resident, according to local NBC affiliate WAVE 3 News.  
  8. Merck turning to machine learning to prevent drug shortages

    Merck plans to use a cloud-based software platform to better predict and prevent drug shortages, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  9. Hospital Medicare bad debt payments projected to be cut by $5.7B between 2013 and 2029, report shows

    Medicare payments for bad debt are projected to reduce federal reimbursement to hospitals by $5.7 billion by 2029, according to a report released Oct. 15 by the health economics consulting firm Dobson | DaVanzo and Associates.

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