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CMS estimates the changes will save the federal government $75.4 million over the next decade in Medicare Advantage and Part D payments. Source link … Read the rest

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Source link … Read the rest

The Food and Drug Administration will issue draft guidance encouraging developers to explain how they plan to upgrade artificial intelligence and machine learning software in medical devices, among other steps. Source link … Read the rest

In an email, Cigna said its political action committee will “discontinue support of any elected official who encouraged or supported violence, or otherwise hindered a peaceful transition of power.” Source link … Read the rest

The study shows that 53.6% of patients with a behavioral health condition sought treatment via telehealth from mid-March to early May of 2020. By comparison, 43.2% of patients with a chronic physical condition used telehealth to receive care during the…

CommonSpirit’s CHI St. Luke’s on Friday reached a new contract agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, ending a dispute that could have prevented 65,000 patients on those plans from accessing its hospitals. Houston-based CHI St. Luke’s had…

Reports of hesitancy among healthcare workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine have emerged, forcing health systems to think creatively about encouraging staff to get their shots. Source link … Read the rest

President-elect Joe Biden will release most available COVID-19 vaccine doses to speed delivery to more people, a reversal of the Trump administration policy, his office said Friday. Source link … Read the rest

Many of the deals listed were for small amounts or had undisclosed financial terms, although three deals were valued above $1 billion this year, in contrast to only one in 2019. Source link … Read the rest

“The arbitrator found the extensive investigation never occurred and DMC’s comments at the time were false,” said Deborah Gordon, an attorney with Deborah Gordon Law in Bloomfield Hills representing Kaki and Elder. Source link … Read the rest