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Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

Oct 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
In August, the FDA approved a mobile fertility app called Natural Cycles as a method of contraception. It's the first time that the U.S. has allowed a mobile app to advertise itself as a medical device that prevents pregnancy....
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Walmart makes reducing health-care costs a top priority — for customers, too

Oct 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
Insuring its 2.2 million workers across the world is the company's second-largest expense on its profit and loss statement, behind wages, Walmart executive Lori Flees...
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RAC Recoveries Increase, as Problems Persist

Oct 13, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Oct. 12—An update of Medicare’s overpayments recoupment program isn’t giving providers much hope for change in a system they say unfairly takes and holds their money for long periods, if not for...
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Trump administration may soon require drugmakers to advertise drug prices, report says

Oct 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
The proposal is slated to be introduced next week, Politico reported, citing four people with knowledge of the plan. It's a key piece of President Donald Trump's blueprint to lower drug prices, which the administration unveiled in...
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FDA threatens to pull new products from nearly two dozen e-cigarette companies

Oct 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
Regulators want to know whether the companies illegally introduced more than 40 new devices and nicotine liquids to the market without receiving the agency's...
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Oct. 14-19: Healthcare Costs a Priority for Voters, Policymakers

Oct 12, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Oct. 11—Healthcare costs are likely to be a major focus in a discussion next week featuring Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS). And heading into the 2018 midterm elections, the cost of health care is a top priority in both public polling and congressional...
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Heineken's new beer hopes to stand for what it's missing: Alcohol

Oct 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
Heineken will soon launch Heineken 0.0, a nonalcoholic version of its namesake beer, in the U.S. as consumers seek healthier...
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Walgreens Boots Alliance shares fall as sales growth disappoints

Oct 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
Walgreens Boots Alliance reports quarterly earnings that topped analysts' expectations, but revenue falls slightly...
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Challenges and Opportunities Seen in Social Determinants

Oct 12, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Oct. 10—Providers and insurers are seeing a range of obstacles and new opportunities in efforts to better address the most powerful factors affecting patient health....
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More than 1,500 Provider Organizations Join New Bundle Program

Oct 12, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Oct. 9—The latest Medicare bundled payment model gained 50 percent more provider organizations than its predecessor....
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Three hospitals, with a combined market value of $60 billion, brace for Hurricane Michael's fury

Oct 11, 2018 , CNBC Health
As Hurricane Michael rapidly approaches western Florida as a Category 4 storm, some of the nation's largest publicly traded hospital operators are working to mitigate the...
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Facebook's head of health research wants doctors to have even more personal patient data

Oct 11, 2018 , CNBC Health
Most of the available data come from federal sources such as the census and focus on race, education and income — three factors doctors cannot do much to change, Facebook's Dr. Freddy Abnousi said at a conference...
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DOJ gives preliminary approval to CVS merger with Aetna, potentially altering US health care

Oct 11, 2018 , CNBC Health
CVS CEO Larry Merlo outlined his vision for the combined company earlier this month — a new data-driven health-care model that's more personal, convenient and tailored to individual patients than ever...
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DOJ approval of CVS $69 billion merger with Aetna is expected as soon as Wednesday

Oct 11, 2018 , CNBC Health
The Justice Department is expected to approve the deal as early as Wednesday, according to people briefed on the...
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Employer Plan Deductibles Increase by 11 Percent: Survey

Oct 10, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Oct. 8—In 2018, the share of workers enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) resumed increasing, and deductibles among all workers increased by an average of 11 percent from the year before, according to a national survey....
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CNBC unveils its annual list of 100 promising start-ups to watch

Oct 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
For those hoping to build successful start-ups, no one has left a clearer trail of how-tos than Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin....
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How we chose the 2018 CNBC Upstart 100

Oct 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
There are hundreds of companies around the world with the potential to become acquisition targets, unicorns or public companies. CNBC's second annual list of promising young start-ups highlights the ones to keep an eye...
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These young cardiologists are opening tech-infused health clinics all over New York

Oct 07, 2018 , CNBC Health
Heartbeat, a medical start-up, is opening up new clinics across...
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Oct. 8-12: ACO Changes Urged for Consideration by Administration, Congress

Oct 06, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Oct. 3—Healthcare industry leaders will gather next week at various meetings that will include discussions of high-profile accountable care organization (ACO) programs. The Medicare ACO program particularly needs changes, providers told federal officials this...
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From ham to axes to Toyota Prius: All the things that were recalled this week

Oct 06, 2018 , CNBC Health
The first week of October saw an array of recalls. USA Today has the...
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