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  1. Fiat Chrysler company accuses BCBS of Michigan of paying inflated medical claims

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan knowingly paid improper and inflated medical claims, a Fiat Chrysler subsidiary claimed in a lawsuit filed against the insurer, according to the Detroit Free Press.
  2. Massachusetts hospital president: BCBS putting profits over patients

    The president of a Massachusetts health system and hospital group accused Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts of caring about revenues more than patients, according to an op-ed published by the Sippican Week.
  3. UnitedHealth confirms $3.2B Equian deal

    UnitedHealth Group officially said it acquired payment-processing platform Equian in a transaction valued at $3.2 billion, according to the Star Tribune.

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  1. 9 states + DC with the lowest uninsured rates

    America's uninsured rate is on the rise, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  2. Employers to see medical costs grow 6.5% in 2020, report finds

    Medical costs for employers are set increase 6.5 percent in 2020, according to global professional services company Aon.
  3. UnitedHealthcare's specialized Medicare plan reduced ED visits for nursing home patients, study finds

    When compared to fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries, institutionalized UnitedHealthcare members with specialized Medicare Advantage coverage had lower emergency department use, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care.
  4. BCBS of North Carolina launches drug savings program

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is targeting members' out-of-pocket prescription drug costs under a new initiative called Rx Savings Solutions.

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  1. 5 recent studies on ED use

    Here are five recent articles published by Becker's Hospital Review that look at newly released studies on emergency department use.
  2. 5 updates on 'Medicare for All'

    Here are five updates on issues surrounding "Medicare for All" proposals published by Becker's Hospital Review in the past few weeks.
  3. WSJ: Politicization of medicine 'should worry all Americans'

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board backed a controversial commentary about taking politics out of medicine.
  4. 4 Tips to Take Greater Control of Your Supply Chain

    What can you do today to advance the performance of your hospital or health system’s supply chain?

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  1. Nurses file petition after dentist named head of National Institute for Nursing Research

    A dentist was named interim director of the National Institute of Nursing Research, a choice some nurses say devalues the profession, according to Business Insider.
  2. CIOs say blockchain will 'transform' healthcare, other industries in the next decade

    Sixty percent of CIOs anticipate some level of adoption of blockchain technologies in the next three years, according to a recent Gartner survey.
  3. Epic CEO Judy Faulkner on 'yes, if' strategy behind company's culture, success

    Judy Faulkner, Epic founder and CEO, discussed the culture she has spearheaded at the EHR company and why she values a "yes, if" approach to strategy during The Cap Times Idea Fest Sept. 14 in Madison, Wis., according to The Cap Times.
  4. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Sept. 9

    Four major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.
  5. Physician staffing firms are behind $30M campaign to stop surprise-billing legislation, Politico says

    Physician staffing firms are backing a "dark money" group that has poured $30 million into their campaign to stop a leading surprise-billing solution under consideration in Congress, according to Politico. 
  6. 6 hospital mergers called off in past year

    Care New England Health System, a three-hospital system based in Providence, R.I., withdrew from merger talks with two other organizations in July. That failed deal represents one of several hospital mergers that, at some point in their lifetime, were called off in the past year.
  7. Ohio hospital employee dies after man drives truck into ER

    A hospital employee was killed Sept. 13 when a man crashed his truck into the emergency room of Diley Ridge Medical Center in Canal Winchester, Ohio, according to NBC News.
  8. Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

    Embattled OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, according to The New York Times. 
  9. How CommonSpirit Health focuses its innovation team to support its overall strategy

    CommonSpirit Health Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Innovation Officer Rich Roth outlines how the system built its innovation team and how consumerism affects healthcare delivery.

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