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  1. Trump officials, Kentucky governor defend Medicaid work requirements

    Federal and Kentucky officials are throwing support behind a Medicaid proposal that would enact work requirements for beneficiaries, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
  2. Judge orders hearing before signing off on CVS-Aetna deal

    A judge tasked with signing off on a government settlement allowing CVS Health to acquire Aetna ordered a hearing on the matter, according to Reuters.
  3. 6 recent pharma layoffs

    Becker's Hospital Review has reported the following six drug or biotech company layoffs in the last two months. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

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  1. New Jersey seeks to ban PBMs, insurers from charging higher copays than actual price of drug

    A proposed bill in New Jersey would ban insurers and pharmacy benefit managers from charging a higher copay than the cash price of a medication, according to New Jersey 101.5, a local radio station.
  2. 2 pharmacy owners get 10-year sentences for fraud scheme

    Two co-pharmacy owners were sentenced to 10 years in prison each for creating a bogus pharmacy to obtain and distribute OxyContin and other prescription narcotics to black-market customers, according to NBC Los Angeles.
  3. Hospitals in 15 states could take financial hit from Medicaid work requirements

    Hospitals in states that mandate work requirements as a condition of Medicaid coverage could see reduced revenues, increased uncompensated care costs and smaller operating margins, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study.
  4. Providence St. Joseph sees operating revenue climb 5% in 2018

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health saw operating revenue increase in fiscal year 2018 but ended the period with a net loss.

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  1. Kaiser Permanente taps new chief HR officer: 4 notes

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente appointed Tami Lamp senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective March 27.
  2. A biosimilar of Herceptin, a device for carbon monoxide poisoning & more: 5 recent FDA approvals

    Five drugs or medical devices approved by the FDA since March 8:
  3. Nashville General Hospital selects 1st female CMO: 3 takeaways

    Nashville (Tenn.) General Hospital named Deann Bullock, MD, its first female CMO, according to The Tennessee Tribune.
  4. Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center names COO: 3 things to know

    Kaiser Permanente Panorama City (Calif.) Medical Center selected Laura Gallardo to serve as COO, according to a San Fernando Valley Business Journal report.

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  1. UPMC starts constructing $400M rehab, vision facility

      Pittsburgh-based UPMC Mercy broke ground March 14 on a nine-story rehabilitation and vision tower, according to TribLive.com.
  2. AdventHealth breaks ground on Florida hospital

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth broke ground March 14 on a 100-bed hospital in Winter Garden, Fla., according to the Orlando Sentinel.
  3. Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with Matthew Gibson, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Erlanger Health System

    Matthew Gibson, PhD, FACHE, serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Erlanger Health System.
  4. 6 recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives

    Six recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives:
  5. Apple launches new data privacy ad campaign: 3 notes

    Apple unveiled a new TV advertisement campaign to highlight the tech giant's data privacy initiatives, according to Reuters.
  6. Co-owner of medical billing company pleads guilty to drug-testing scheme

    The co-owner of a medical billing company based in Nicholasville, Ky., pleaded guilty to participating in a drug-testing scheme that led to $1.3 million in fraudulent payments, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
  7. Oracle revenue drops 1% as competition increases in cloud

    Oracle reported earnings results for the third quarter of its 2019 fiscal year on March 13, posting a 1 percent decrease in total revenues.
  8. Vanderbilt medical center adds mobile app for EHR access during in-flight patient care

    Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center's critical air transport service, uses Epic's mobile app that lets nurses and paramedics access a patient's health records while in flight.
  9. 8 common supply chain blunders

    Healthcare organizations face many challenges in managing their supply chains. But there are a few problems that supply chain managers can avoid to improve inventory management, standardization and efficiency to save money for their organizations.

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