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  1. CoPilot agrees to $130k settlement after delayed breach notification; Teladoc to acquire Best Doctors for $440M & more — 11 health IT key notes

    Here are 11 recent news updates on health IT companies.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 8 healthcare companies named among 50 most community-minded companies

    Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has announced its 2017 Civic 50 Honorees, including eight healthcare organizations.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy on Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act: 'If I don't get to read it, I don't vote for it'

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed discontent about the secrecy with which Senate Republicans have worked on their plan to repeal and replace the ACA. During an interview Wednesday with MSNBC, Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, La., said he wouldn't vote for the bill if he isn't allowed to read it first, reports The Hill.  By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. 10 hospitals planning facility upgrades, expansions

    The following hospitals announced or completed plans in the last week to expand, upgrade or renovate their facilities.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Study: 75% of hospital executives concerned patient medication data is incomplete, inaccurate

    Although approximately 83 percent of hospital executives say medication reconciliation is a multidisciplinary effort across the organization, 74.8 percent say incomplete and inaccurate medication data remains a top concern, according to a recent study.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. How states can budget for Medicaid per capita caps

    The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a brief outlining five potential responses available to states if lawmakers approve a Medicaid per capita cap proposed in the American Health Care Act.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Skagit Regional Health to reduce workforce to offset losses

    Mount Vernon, Wash.-based Skagit Regional Health will lay off employees as it works to shore up its finances, according to a Skagit Valley Herald report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Providence Medical Group-Southern Oregon chief exec to retire in August: 4 things to know

    Medford-based Providence Medical Group-Southern Oregon Chief Executive Cindy Mayo, MSN, is retiring in August, according to a Mail Tribune report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Fillmore County Hospital taps Chris Nichols to lead as CEO: 3 notes

    Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva, Neb., named Chris Nichols CEO, according to a Friend Sentinel report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Largo Medical Center warns 23 patients of possible endoscopy equipment contamination

    Gastroenterologists from Kaiser Permanente Largo Medical Center in Upper Marlboro, Md., identified a defect in a piece of endoscopy equipment that may have exposed patients to infection, according to a report from WJLA.    By Brian Zimmerman -
  4. Missouri AG sues drugmakers for fraudulent opioid advertising

    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of the state against Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions and Janssen Pharmaceuticals for allegedly engaging in fraudulent opioid advertising.  By Brian Zimmerman -

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  1. FDA to address regulatory obstacles to generic drug approvals: 4 takeaways

    Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on Wednesday authored a blog post on the agency's website highlighting strategies to promote generic drug competition.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. Lucid Pharma recalls 69k bottles of antidepressant over quality issues

    Lucid Pharmaceuticals recalled more than 69,000 bottles of its extended-release antidepressant drug cenlafaxine hydrochloride over quality concerns.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Physicians write fewer prescriptions in states with payment disclosure laws, study finds

    Physicians prescribe fewer drugs in states that require drug and devicemakers to report payments to clinicians or hospitals, suggests a study published in the journal SSRN.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. Who's in and who's out?: 15 updates on insurers' 2018 ACA exchange participation

    Here are 15 updates on insurers leaving, entering or remaining in the 2018 ACA exchanges. Note: These are preliminary filings. Insurers have until Sept. 27 to send final agreements and confirmed plan lists to CMS.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Partners opens 6th urgent care center in Boston; 4 more planned this fall

    Partners Urgent Care opened a sixth facility in Boston Wednesday and revealed plans to open four centers across Massachusetts this fall.  By Alyssa Rege -
  6. 7 recent RCM hires

    The following organizations announced they hired individuals with revenue cycle management expertise, or for an RCM-related role, so far in June.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. RCM tip of the day: Expand the roles of clinicians within your revenue cycle

    Hospital clinical staff have an increasingly important role to play in ensuring a smooth revenue cycle process, according to Theresa Brandon, managing director of Poway, Calif.-based national healthcare consulting firm Novia Strategies.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Healthcare stocks rally as Senate GOP set to release bill

    Fueled by biotechnology shares, the S&P 500 healthcare sector surpassed all other major groups this month, and positive gains in the sector are expected to continue, according to Reuters.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Anthem vacates 2018 ACA exchanges in Indiana, Wisconsin

    Indianapolis-based Anthem said it will pull out of the ACA exchanges in Indiana and Wisconsin for 2018, according to Bloomberg.    By Morgan Haefner -

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