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Castlight founder's new startup Ooda, aimed at administrative waste, gets $40.5M

Sep 21, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
The company plans to combine automated claims processing with a retail-like experience for...
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Fitbit announces Fitbit Care service, new Fitbit Plus app

Sep 20, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Born directly from its acquisition of Twine Health earlier this year, Fitbit Care is a connected health platform for health plans, employers, and health...
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CMS plans to stop hospitals from rejecting ASC patient transfers

Sep 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS wants to buck a trend of hospitals denying patient transfers from ambulatory surgery centers. The proposal is part of a broader effort to reduce providers' administrative burdens and improve access to...
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State Highlights: Exodus Of Cardiologists Disrupts Oregon Research Hospital Transplant Program; 320,000 Minnesotans Warily Prepare To Switch Medicare Plans

Sep 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Oregon, Minnesota, Kansas, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, California, Wisconsin, Ohio and...
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Few teens with chronic health problems have plans to take charge of their own care

Sep 18, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Less than one in five teens with chronic health problems have made plans with their pediatrician to take over responsibility for their own care and transition to seeing doctors who treat adults, a U.S. study suggests....
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Aggressive Breast Cancer Surgeries For Elderly Women ‘Might Be Worse Than Breast Cancer Itself’

Sep 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Because nursing home residents are often sick, there is a high mortality rate after surgeries, according to a recent study. In other news on breast health, the FDA announces plans to discuss implant...
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Some startup insurers are ditching the deductible

Sep 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Two health insurance startups that are ditching high-deductible plans in favor of straightforward copays illustrate a growing sentiment that having patients pay more out of pocket won't tame rising healthcare costs and could harm patients'...
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#MeToo era highlights importance of emergency CEO succession plans

Sep 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Healthcare's C-suite hasn't seen quite as many #MeToo departures as other industries, but experts say today's environment highlights the need for emergency CEO succession...
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Heart health start-up AliveCor says its sales have rocketed since Apple announced plans to compete

Sep 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra says its sales have doubled since Apple's...
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Launches $2B Fund To Help The Homeless, Build Preschools For Low-Income Families

Sep 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The world's richest man has been coming under pressure to help with the growing homeless problems. He tweeted about his philanthropic plans writing he wants "to be helping people in the here and now—short term—at the intersection of urgent need and lasting...
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Zimbabwe's opposition leader postpones mock inauguration after cholera outbreak

Sep 15, 2018 , Reuters
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader has postponed plans for a mock inauguration on Saturday following a police ban on public gatherings as the country battles to contain a cholera outbreak that has killed 26 people....
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Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging

Sep 13, 2018 , Reuters
Saudi Arabia notified the World Trade Organization on Wednesday that it plans to adopt plain packaging of tobacco products, a public health measure strongly opposed by major tobacco firms....
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Rates of uninsured in US hold steady at historic low 8.8 percent

Sep 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
The data paints a picture of stable health insurance coverage, across both private and government health plans, in a year that saw repeated efforts by the White House and Republicans in Congress to repeal...
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Communicators get creative to warn about Hurricane Florence

Sep 13, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
The vast storm is bearing down on the East Coast, forcing evacuations and disrupting travel plans. Here’s how communicators are warning their audiences about the incoming...
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39 navigators to receive grants to aid 2019 ACA enrollment

Sep 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS is drastically reducing the number of navigators who will receive grants this year to assist with exchange enrollment. Under the new criteria, navigators can help people enroll in non-ACA health...
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Puerto Rico’s Battered Health System Now Even More Vulnerable In The Face Of Future Storms

Sep 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
It's taken a long time for Puerto Rico's health system to recover from Hurricane Maria, and even though facilities are coming back on line and emergency plans have been made, there are new weaknesses that could be critically damaging if the island is hit with another storm. Meanwhile, why is it so hard to count casualties after a...
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Medicaid Plans, Hospitals Clash over Proposed Kids Model

Sep 07, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Sept. 5—Medicaid insurance companies and hospitals squared off in Congress this week over legislation to expand children’s medical homes nationally....
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WellCare Ready To Buy Divested CVS-Aetna Medicare Drug Plans

Sep 07, 2018 , Forbes
WellCare Health Plans is a potential buyer of Medicare part D drug plan assets that may have to be sold off by Aetna and CVS Health to win Justice Department approval of their...
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Hospitals Form Drug Company to Fight Rising Costs

Sep 07, 2018 , WebMD
The new venture plans to have its first medicines on the market by mid- to late 2019, the AP...
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Montana insurer wins lawsuit against feds over unpaid cost-sharing reduction payments

Sep 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The ruling in favor of Montana Health Co-op is the first to be handed down in a series of insurer lawsuits over unpaid CSRs and marks a major victory for health...
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