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Rewarding Investment in Social Determinants of Health

Aug 11, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Aug. 10—Healthcare providers and health insurers would be far more likely to spend money on health-improving social programs if they could count on a monetary return on their investment....
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Aug. 13-17: Senate to Vote on HHS Funding

Aug 11, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Aug. 10—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would receive a small increase and funding for several hospital priorities under a FY19 funding bill that the Senate is expected to vote on next week....
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Here's how the proposed CVS-Aetna merger could increase costs, restrict access

Aug 11, 2018 , CNBC Health
While the U.S. Department of Justice may not have plans to challenge the $69 billion mega-merger of CVS and Aetna, patients and physicians should do so at every turn, says Dr. Theresa...
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Plastic surgeons report an alarming number of people are asking to look like their Snapchat-filtered selfie

Aug 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
Plastic surgeons say they've noticed an alarming trend of what they call "Snapchat dysmorphia," where patients want to look like a filter in a Snapchat selfie, The Hill reports.  And yes, the doctors are diagnosing it as a mental...
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CMS Official: Logistical Limits Restricting New Payment Models

Aug 10, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Aug. 8—Medicare has not approved more alternative payment models—despite calls by many hospitals and physicians for more of them—due to limits in time, staff, and funding, a Medicare executive said....
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Japanese medical school admits rigging exams to favor men

Aug 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
A prestigious Japanese medical school has confessed to rigging its entrance exams against women for more than a decade, The Financial Times...
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Amazon has plans to open its own health clinics for Seattle employees

Aug 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
Amazon's plan is to hire a small number of doctors to start a pilot clinic later this year for a select group of employees and then expand it to more workers in early 2019, according to people familiar with the matter....
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Prescription drugs fuel CVS' earnings beat as sales in the front of the store lag

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
CVS Health topped Wall Street's second-quarter earnings and revenue...
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U.S. doctor's group opposes merger of CVS and Aetna

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
The American Medical Association urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to stop CVS Health Corp's plan to buy insurance provider Aetna, saying the deal could result in higher prices for prescription...
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Are Employers Rethinking High-Deductible Plans?

Aug 09, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Aug. 7—Employers that provide insurance for their workers are expressing an unusual degree of reluctance about high-deductible health plans (HDHPs)....
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An exotic tick spread to eight states this summer and health officials are getting worried

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
The longhorned tick has now made an appearance in eight different states on the eastern part of the US, USA Today...
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CVS dives deeper into medical services, offering virtual visits through Teladoc

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
The drugstore chain plans to make video visits available nationwide this year through a partnership with Teladoc Health. CVS already offers virtual appointments and the District of...
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Rite Aid and Albertsons agree to terminate their merger

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
Rite Aid Corporation and Albertsons Companies announced on Wednesday they are terminating their merger agreement the evening ahead of a shareholder vote over the...
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Large cattle farm may have caused romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
This spring's large E.coli outbreak may have been caused by a large industrial farm in Yuma, Arizona, USA Today...
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Trump allies, including Marvel Entertainment's CEO, are reportedly making decisions for the VA

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
An "informal council" of three people who have neither served in the U.S. military and government was found to exert "sweeping influence" on policies concerning America's military veterans, ProPublica reported on...
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Marvel Entertainment Chair Ike Perlmutter and two other Mar-a-Lago cronies are secretly shaping the Trump administration’s veterans policies: Pro Publica

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
Overpriced drugs whose actual costs are hidden from doctors and patients can hit shelves, ProPublica...
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Cigna CEO is 'disappointed' Carl Icahn shared his concerns about Express Scripts deal in open letter

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
Icahn's searing letter opposing Cigna's $54 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts says the "folly ... may well become one of the worst blunders in corporate...
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CVS CEO Larry Merlo defends discounts it negotiates with drugmakers, company keeps 2% of rebates

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
CVS says it returns about 98 percent of rebates to its customers. It expects to keep about $300 million this year, representing about 3 percent of its annual adjusted earnings per share....
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This company is working on a marijuana breathalyzer test to detect drivers who are high

Aug 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
A California company is working on a marijuana breathalyzer that is "1 billion times more sensitive" than today's alcohol breathalyzer and hopes to roll it out in select cities in the fall, USA Today...
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CVS dives deeper into medical services, offering up virtual visits through Teladoc

Aug 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
The drugstore chain plans to make video visits available nationwide by the end of the year through a partnership with Teladoc Health. CVS already offers virtual appointments and the District of...
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