Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Cardiologist gets 6.5 years in prison for 'fountain of youth' billing scam

    A cardiologist was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison Aug. 5 for his role in a fraud scheme involving more than $13 million in false insurance claims, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  2. OIG auditing Aetna's Medicare Advantage plans

    HHS' Office of the Inspector General is auditing Medicare Advantage plans sold by Aetna, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing submitted by its parent company CVS Health. 
  3. LifePoint inks founding partnership with new remote care monitoring company 

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health established a founding partnership with Cadence, a remote care monitoring company that launched Aug. 5 with $41 million in funding. 

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  1. CVS stops giving J&J shot at most locations

    CVS spokesperson Mike DeAngelis told The Hill Aug. 4 the retail pharmacy chain stopped offering Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 shot at most of its pharmacies several weeks ago, and the change "helps us manage our vaccine supply across the chain, both in our pharmacies and clinics." 
  2. UPMC's new CEO Leslie Davis talks leadership style, growth strategy

    Leslie Davis has been chosen to succeed Jeffrey Romoff as president and CEO of Pittsburgh-based UPMC. Her first day on the job was Aug. 1, the health system said.
  3. 9 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following leadership moves by women were reported on or after July 29:
  4. Baptist Memorial makes 3 leadership changes

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health Care appointed two new vice presidents and promoted its chief human resources officer, according to a news release shared with Becker's Aug. 4. 

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  1. Digital portfolio group acquires 

    Red Ventures, a digital brand portfolio, has purchased provider search platform from Mercury Healthcare, the companies announced Aug. 4. 
  2. Cedar partners with Providence-backed Tegria to improve patient financial experience

    Patient engagement platform Cedar and Tegria, the healthcare technology and consulting firm founded by Renton, Wash.-based Providence in 2020, entered a strategic partnership Aug. 5 that will bring Cedar's financial engagement platform to Tegria customers and provide Tegria's revenue cycle management expertise to Cedar customers.
  3. Centene to require regular testing, masks for unvaccinated employees

    Centene announced it will require regular COVID-19 testing of employees who cannot provide proof of vaccination. Workers without proof of inoculation against the coronavirus will also be required to wear face masks at all times while in the company offices.
  4. 1 in 5 US adults with chronic pain take opioids, CDC report finds

    About 22 percent of U.S. adults with chronic pain in 2019 were taking opioids, according to a CDC report published Aug. 5. 
  1. Cigna posts $1.5B profit in Q2

    Cigna reported its second-quarter earnings Aug. 5.
  2. GoodRx, Surescripts partner to provide drug discount pricing in EHRs

    Pharmacy discount company GoodRx on Aug. 5 partnered with Surescripts, a health information network focused on e-prescriptions, to provide real-time drug discount pricing in EHRs.
  3. Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 93% effective after 6 months, weaker against delta

    Moderna said its COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated 93 percent efficacy, with efficacy remaining durable through six months after the second dose's administration.
  4. Epic's revenue hit $3.3B in 2020: 10 ways the EHR giant's dominance is opening doors for competition  

    Epic is a dominant force in healthcare with nearly 30 percent of the EHR market share. However, the company's growth has ignited opportunities for disruption within revenue cycle management, telehealth and other areas of health IT, according to CB Insights. 
  5. What matters has changed: Why collaboration between supply chain, clinical and distribution partners is crucial

    The nonacute portion of the healthcare continuum represents 95 percent of all patient visits within health systems.
  6. Hospitals, health systems mandating vaccines for workers

    The number of hospitals and health systems requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees is growing.
  7. US weighing COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all foreign travelers

    The U.S. may soon require most international visitors to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, according to a White House official, The Hill reported Aug. 4. 
  8. Court halts New Jersey hospital merger

    A New Jersey federal court on Aug. 4 granted the Federal Trade Commission's bid to block the planned merger of Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health and Englewood (N.J.) Health. 
  9. U of Iowa Health Care names interim CFO

    Mark Henrichs was named interim CFO of University of Iowa Health Care, the Iowa City-based organization said.

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