Shares of Castlight Health, which provides IT tools to help consumers make better decisions around cost and quality, gained more than 36% this week after technology company SAP made an $18 million cash investment in the company.
A bill introduced this week would allow cancer hospitals currently exempt from the Prospective Payment System to see no change in reimbursement despite a provision for site-neutral payments that was included in a budget agreement last year.
Providence Health & Services, the Renton, Wash.-based system that has been expanding rapidly on the West Coast, has decided not to pursue a deal that would have added more facilities in Alaska.
Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant women had both Zika symptoms and positive blood tests. In a change announced Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will count all women who tested positive—regardless of symptoms.
Two groups of health IT experts say the massive Precision Medicine Initiative will require the application of existing and new health information exchange standards and the creation of new privacy protections.
A bipartisan group of senators has sent a letter to the CMS requesting the agency exempt outpatient departments that are expanding or relocating as well as all services at dedicated emergency departments.
For the third time, the FDA has delayed a rule requiring generic-drug companies to update product labels if they receive new safety information.