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  1. GlaxoSmithKline to lay off more than 240 workers in US, UK

    GlaxoSmithKline will cut 240 to 250 jobs at sites in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom, according to EndPoints News.
  2. Sanofi pledges about $11M to rebuild Notre Dame, faces criticism

    French drugmaker Sanofi pledged about $11 million to rebuild Notre Dame after a fire severely damaged parts of the famous cathedral in Paris, according to PharmaPhorum.
  3. Biggest threat to American healthcare? 'Medicare for All,' Verma says

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma said "Medicare for All" proposals are "the biggest threat to the American healthcare system," according to Fox News.

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  1. Judge tosses UPMC's bid to intervene in BCBS lawsuit

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC lost its bid to allow Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans outside of rival Highmark to contract directly with UPMC, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  2. Theranos granted 5 new patents & 13 other health IT notes

    Here are 14 health information technology notes:
  3. 75% of healthcare experts struggle with implementing blockchain

    Venrock released its 2019 Healthcare Prognosis report, which included insights on the progress of artificial intelligence and blockchain within the industry.
  4. Measles case reported at Google's headquarters

    A staff physician at Google sent an email to employees that a worker who had been in one of its Mountain View, Calif., buildings had been diagnosed with measles, according to Buzzfeed News.

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  1. Missouri hospital tries to regain Medicare funding after owner enters bankruptcy

    CMS ended its provider agreement with I-70 Community Hospital in Sweet Springs, Mo., on March 7. Now, the hospital is fighting to get its funding back, according to The Concordian.
  2. South Peninsula Hospital CEO resigns after 1 year on job

    Joe Woodin, former CEO of South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, resigned April 16, according to a Homer News report.
  3. Lourdes Health appoints CEO: 3 things to know

    Lourdes Health in Pasco, Wash., has selected Robert Monical to serve as CEO, effective April 29.
  4. Texas Senate passes surprise-billing legislation with arbitration

    The Texas Senate passed surprise-billing legislation April 16 that aims to keep patients out of the middle of cost disputes between healthcare providers and insurance companies, according to the Texas Tribune.

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  1. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Here are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise in the last week.
  2. Healthcare private equity activity reached record levels in 2018: 4 things to know

    Private equity firms saw a record year in the healthcare market, according to a report from Bain & Co., a global management consulting firm.
  3. Publicity spurs billing revamp at Zuckerberg hospital

    Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital is updating its billing practices after making headlines over its policies.
  4. 53 medical professionals indicted in federal opioid bust: Here's who they are

    Dozens of medical professionals in seven states, including 31 physicians, eight nurse practitioners, seven pharmacists and seven other medical workers, were charged April 17 with participating in the unlawful prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills.
  5. Duke LifePoint, UnitedHealth reach agreement after 4 months

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Duke LifePoint Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare reached an agreement for the health system's employed physicians after a four-month lapse, according to ABC 13 WLOS.
  6. IBM stops development, sales of Watson for Drug Discovery

    IBM has discontinued the development and sales of its Watson for Drug Discovery product due to poor financial performance, according to STAT.
  7. CMS' proposed inpatient rehabilitation payment rule for 2020: 5 things to know

    CMS released its fiscal year 2020 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System proposed rule April 17, which would boost Medicare payments to IRFs.
  8. E-cigarette maker Juul considers digital health tools for smokers looking to cut back

    Although the company has faced backlash over the past six months for its popularity among young people, e-cigarette maker Juul is considering tapping into digital health, according to Business Insider.
  9. Judge approves KPC Group’s bid to acquire 4 Verity hospitals

    U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ernest Robles has given the OK for Santa Ana Calif.-based KPC Group to acquire four hospitals from nonprofit hospital chain Verity Health, KPC Group announced.

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