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Subject: Geisinger, Intermountain and others urge CMS to add UDIs to claims forms | Parkinson's drug trials paused after 5 patient deaths | Essentia Health employees without flu shots face firing Monday | FTC orders Abbott to divest 2 Alere medical devices
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November 17, 2017
1. Acorda Therapeutics halts Parkinson's drug trials after 5 patient deaths 

2. Geisinger, Intermountain among 11 healthcare groups urging CMS to add device identifiers to claims forms Full story
3. Essentia Health employees without flu shots face firing Monday Full story

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8. St. Luke's hospital unable to take Medicare, Medicaid patients after accreditation error Full story
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