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  1. Healthcare billing fraud: 5 latest settlements

    Here are five healthcare organizations that entered into settlements to resolve billing fraud allegations in the past two months:
  2. Dr. David Maine to succeed retiring Mercy Health Services CEO Tom Mullen

    Tom Mullen, CEO of Baltimore-based Mercy Health Services, will retire in July.
  3. ResMed to pay US $37.5M to settle kickback allegations

    ResMed, a medical devicemaker based in San Diego, agreed to pay the U.S. $37.5 million to resolve claims that it provided free goods and services to companies to sell more of its equipment, the U.S. Justice Department announced Jan. 15. 

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  1. BioMarin's gene therapy drug may be even more expensive than Zolgensma

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical may price its gene therapy treatment for hemophilia even higher than Zolgensma, Novartis' gene therapy drug that is currently the world's most expensive, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  2. 3 hospital execs on the best change they made in 2019

    The move to digital, a growing dialogue around healthcare affordability and different payment structures informed big changes three healthcare executives made in 2019, according to their discussion during a recent leadership panel.
  3. CVS offering emergency prescriptions in Puerto Rico

    CVS Health is offering emergency prescription refills for its customers in Puerto Rico who were affected by recent earthquakes, the company said Jan. 16.
  4. Cleveland Clinic names Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita chairman of Hillcrest Hospital's board: 3 notes

    Cleveland Clinic has named Hiroyuki Fujita, PhD, chair of the Hillcrest Hospital board of trustees.

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  1. Detroit Medical Center won't outsource security jobs

    Detroit Medical Center has decided not to outsource union security officer jobs.
  2. Health IT leaders' top 8 priorities for 2020

    A recent survey of CIOs, senior IT executives and clinical informaticists found that health IT leaders' 2020 goals build largely upon the work they did in 2019 in the realms of technological innovation and successful strategy execution.
  3. Google, Apple snapping up startups to boost cloud, AI tech

    Even as government and regulatory agencies crack down on big tech for alleged antitrust violations, Google, Apple and their peers continue to expand their corporate footprints by acquiring small technology startups, Pitchbook reports.
  4. 10 updates on payer, provider relationships

    Here are 10 recent articles posted by Becker's Hospital Review that concern payer-provider relationships:

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  1. Crozer-Keystone Health, Cigna sign contract

    Effective immediately, Cigna Medicare members can now access Crozer-Keystone Health in Chester, Pa., at in-network rates, the organizations said Jan. 16.
  2. Ohio hospital, Anthem lack agreement ahead of deadline

    Negotiations between Memorial Health System in Marietta, Ohio, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are coming down to the wire as their contract deadline looms, according to NBC affiliate WTAP.
  3. 5 things to know about American Well for 2020

    From establishing a joint venture digital health company with Cleveland Clinic to launching new virtual care products and services, American Well made several moves to advance its telehealth business in 2019.
  4. Corner Office: AdventHealth Winter Park CEO Justin Birmele on following in his parents' footsteps and being a team player

    Justin Birmele is the new CEO of AdventHealth Winter Park (Fla.), but he isn't new to the organization.
  5. New Hampshire reports first flu death

    New Hampshire reported the first influenza-related death of the 2019-20 flu season, according to ABC affiliate WMUR-TV.
  6. All you need to know as CDC closes in on source of vaping outbreak

    As investigations of more vaping-related deaths continue, Becker's has compiled a breakdown of relevant CDC information regarding the cause behind the EVALI outbreak.
  7. VA creates scorecard to assess digital transformation efforts

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is almost ready to deploy its new metric scorecard, which measures the progress of the agency's digital transformation, according to a Jan. 15 FedScoop report.
  8. Sepsis deaths down 30% globally from 1990 to 2017

    Sepsis deaths worldwide have dropped by 30 percent since 1990, according to a study published in The Lancet.
  9. American Well clinical partner Online Care Group receives NCQA credentialing accreditation

    American Well's clinical partner Online Care Group received accreditation in credentialing from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, according to a Jan. 16 news release.

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