Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Health officials worry Alabama football celebration was superspreader event

    Health officials are sounding the alarm after thousands of people in Tuscaloosa, Ala., gathered in packed streets on Jan. 11 to celebrate the University of Alabama's football national championship, CBS News reported Jan. 12. 
  2. HHS creates online tracker for patients, providers seeking COVID-19 antibody drugs

    HHS has launched an online treatment locator that tracks facilities that have received shipments of Eli Lilly and Regeneron's COVID-19 antibody drugs. 
  3. OptumRx opens North Carolina pharmacy center

    OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit unit of UnitedHealth Group, has opened a new pharmacy fulfillment center in Charlotte, N.C., the Charlotte Business Journal reported. 

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  1. Walgreens to launch credit, debit cards

    Walgreens is partnering with Mastercard and Synchrony to launch credit cards, the retail pharmacy giant said Jan. 13. 
  2. 5 things COVID-19 taught quality experts about leading during an emergency

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led health systems across the country to activate their incident command system, a federal training system that outlines an organized structure meant to help hospitals respond to an emergency.
  3. Pfizer innovation initiative invests $120M in 4 early-stage drugmakers

    Pfizer's innovation initiative has invested a total of $120 million into four clinical-stage biotech companies, the drugmaker announced Jan. 12.
  4. Texas clinic to reimburse Medicare $331K for improper billing allegations

    Longview-based Spinal Decompression Clinic of Texas agreed to pay CMS $330,898 to resolve allegations it submitted improper claims for procedures that used a periarticular stimulation device, which doesn't qualify for reimbursement, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 12.

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  1. What will Medicaid work requirements look like under Biden?

    As of Dec. 23, 2020, the Trump administration has granted approval to 12 states looking to implement some form of Medicaid work requirements, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, with four of those approvals being set aside by courts.
  2. FDA's 5-step plan to regulate medical AI products

    The FDA issued a five-pronged action plan to regulate medical products powered by artificial intelligence, the agency announced Jan. 12. 
  3. US, Regeneron sign deal for up to 1.25 million doses of COVID-19 antibody drug

    The U.S. has agreed to buy  up to 1.25 million doses of Regeneron's COVID-19 antibody drug to be used in nonhospitalized patients, the drugmaker said Jan. 12. 
  4. CVS has administered nearly 10% of US COVID-19 vaccines, incoming CEO says

    Roughly 10 percent of the total COVID-19 vaccines administered in the U.S. had been given by CVS as of Jan. 11, according to Karen Lynch, who will become president and CEO of CVS Health next month.

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  1. MaineHealth adds Brunswick hospital

    Portland-based MaineHealth added a ninth hospital to its network this month, according to a disclosure notice published Jan. 13. 
  2. 35 Next Gen ACOs achieved savings, bonuses in 2019

    Thirty-five ACOs participating in the Next Generation ACO model achieved shared savings and received bonus payments in 2019, according to partial 2019 performance data released Jan. 13. 
  3. Michigan hospital allegedly source of Legionnaires' since 2008

    McLaren Flint (Mich.) Hospital was a source of Legionella bacteria for more than a decade, according to CDC documents obtained by ABC affiliate WJRT. 
  4. What hospitals are learning as they distribute the COVID-19 vaccine

    The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been a massive undertaking for hospitals and health systems as they work to inoculate healthcare workers and others based on state and federal guidelines. Among other things, they have had to ensure appointment scheduling is efficient and that shots are kept at the required refrigeration storage temperatures.
  5. Maryland hospital COVID-19 data processing glitch causes 'artificially high' case count

    Frederick County in Maryland surpassed its daily record for COVID-19 infections Jan. 12 following a 48-hour test processing data backlog the prior weekend at Frederick County Hospital, The Frederick News-Post reports.
  6. Moderna, Uber partner to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines

    Uber and Moderna inked a new partnership Jan. 12 focused on increasing access to vaccine safety information and potentially coordinating rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments through the rideshare app.
  7. Kansas hospital disables vaccine scheduling tool after unauthorized individuals breach system

    Stormont Vail Health is investigating whether individuals not associated with the Topeka, Kan.-based health system and who are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine were immunized due to a "mishap" with its online vaccination scheduling tool, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.
  8. Podiatrists report 'pandemic of broken toes' amid shift to work from home

    The COVID-19 pandemic is spurring a wave of broken toes and other foot-related injuries, podiatrists and orthopedists told The Washington Post.
  9. Las Vegas hospital issues disaster declaration amid COVID-19 surge

    Dignity Health's St. Rose Dominican San Martín campus in Las Vegas continues to provide alternate care sites and suspend elective surgeries after issuing a disaster declaration over the weekend, according to statements from the hospital.  

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