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  1. Which IT vendors help healthcare execs adapt to industry regulations?

    Executives ranked Medisolv, a quality reporting and management software provider, No. 1 out of seven health IT vendors when considering regulatory issues, according to a KLAS Research report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Oscar Health extends 2018 ACA exchange footprint in 5 states

    New York City-based startup Oscar Health will extend its ACA exchange presence in Ohio, Texas, New Jersey, Tennessee and California for 2018.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Iowa's only statewide ACA exchange insurer requests 43% premium hike

    Minnetonka, Minn.-based Medica, the only payer offering ACA exchange plans statewide in Iowa for 2018, seeks an average 43.5 percent rate increase for individual plans next year, Live Well Nebraska reports.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. FTC subpoenas Humana to disclose documents in Walgreens, Rite Aid investigation

    The Federal Trade Commission filed an "emergency petition" Monday, asking a federal court to enforce its subpoena of Louisville, Ky.-based Humana in its ongoing investigation of Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens Boots Alliance's proposed $7 billion acquisition of Camp Hill, Pa.-based Rite Aid, The National Law Journal reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Georgia hospital says it risks closure due to underpayments by BCBS

    Cornerstone Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., has sued Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, alleging reduced and delayed payments from the insurer could put the hospital out of business, according to the Daily Report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Theranos agrees to pay Walgreens less than $30M to settle breach of contract lawsuit

    Palo Alto, Calif.-based blood testing startup Theranos told investors it has reached an agreement in principle to pay less than $30 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Majority of states lack laws to protect patients from balance billing

    Most states do not have laws that protect patients from balance billing by an out-of-network physician for care delivered in an emergency department or in-network hospital, according to an analysis of laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia by researchers at Georgetown University.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Employee robbed at gunpoint in Arkansas hospital

    An employee of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday evening, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Venice Regional Bayfront Health names Bob Moore CEO: 5 takeaways

    Venice (Fla.) Regional Bayfront Health tapped Bob Moore to serve as CEO, according to a Herald Tribune report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. US News investigates low-volume congenital heart surgery programs: 6 key findings

    One in 4 deaths that occur following complex congenital heart surgeries could be avoided if the surgeries were performed at high-volume hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World Report analysis released Wednesday.  By Heather Punke -
  4. Scott Hamlin steps down as CFO of The Christ Hospital Health Network

    Effective June 30, Scott Hamlin will no longer serve as CFO of The Christ Hospital Health Network in Cincinnati.   By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Infection preventionist salary in 9 US regions — Pacific leads with average pay of $97k+

    The mean annual salary for infection preventionists in the United States is $76,933, according to the APIC MegaSurvey.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Shulkin plans to integrate VA, private sector

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, said Tuesday he plans to align the VA with the private sector, but he does not support privatization of the department, according to the Los Angeles Times.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. White House rolls out ACA repeal website ahead of Senate vote

    The White House launched a webpage Wednesday dedicated to repealing and replacing the ACA.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Dr. Sean Tunis elected president of HTAi

    Sean Tunis, MD — founder, president and CEO of the Baltimore-based research nonprofit Center for Medical Technology Policy — was elected president of Health Technology Assessment International.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. HHS CIO estimates 500M hack attempts per week

    HHS experiences roughly 500 million attempted cyberattacks each week, HHS CIO Beth Killoran said at the MarkLogic Data Integration Summit June 20 in Washington, D.C., according to  By Julie Spitzer -
  6. Poll: 35% of voters support House-approved AHCA

    A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll revealed a growing number of Americans do not favor the House-approved American Health Care Act, according to Politico.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Chicago's Mount Sinai Hospital to stop seeing pediatric trauma patients

    Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago will no longer offer pediatric trauma and inpatient care, effective later this year, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. 9 hospital expansions, renovations costing at least $500M so far this year

    So far in 2017, nine hospitals and health systems announced or unveiled facility expansions and renovations with price tags of $500 million or more.  By Tamara Rosin -
  9. Extra funding to offset Medicaid cuts won't help opioid crisis, addiction experts warn

    Addiction experts say congressional Republicans' proposal to significantly cut Medicaid funding under the American Health Care Act could exacerbate the nation's worsening opioid crisis.  By Tamara Rosin -

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