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CommonSpirit’s CHI St. Luke’s ends relationship with Molina

CHI St. Luke’s Health will officially be out of network for Molina Healthcare members beginning on Thanksgiving Day, the health system announced Wednesday. The Houston-based CommonSpirit Health subsidiary had threatened…

Sanford Health CEO stepping down after saying he won’t wear a mask

Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, who late last week said he didn’t need to wear a mask because he is immune from contracting or transmitting COVID-19 since he tested positive,…

Connecticut launches bundled payment program for employee health plan

Connecticut has started a bundled payment program for its state employees to help save healthcare costs. Connecticut’s employee health plan cost the state $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, and…

Inequality ‘baked into’ virus testing access as cases surge

The day after Amanda Serulneck found out she might have been exposed to COVID-19, she visited a rapid testing center in New Jersey but was turned away because they ran…

Trump administration to end Unapproved Drug Initiative

The Trump administration plans to end the Unapproved Drug Initiative as officials look to close a loophole that inflated healthcare costs by billions of dollars a year and led to…

New quality measures for organ transplantation finalized

CMS finalized a rule that revamps quality reporting measures with the goal of boosting transparency in the organ procurement and transplantation process, according to the agency. The rule updates the…

Gilead applied for hospital add-on payment for remdesivir

Gilead has applied to CMS for a Medicare add-on payment for the FDA-approved COVID-19 treatment remdesivir, according to federal filings. If the normal timeline for obtaining a New Technology Add-On…

Weekly HealthCare.gov sign-ups

Week 1 sign-ups for 2021 coverage highest in three years Source link …

Colorado passed ballot initiative could lead to provider cuts

Colorado hospitals are worried that a new law to limit the state’s ability to raise fees and surcharges could eventually lead to provider cuts. Voters signed off on Proposition 117,…

Renown Health partners with surgical center

Renown Health Monday announced it has partnered with the Surgery Center of Reno to provide outpatient surgery services. In a press release, Renown touted cost savings, convenience and access to…