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Castlight shares jump after SAP takes stake

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 20, 2016

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.

Bill would exempt many cancer hospitals from site-neutral payment

By Shannon Muchmore  |  May 20, 2016

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 walks away from Alaska deal

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 20, 2016

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.

Number of U.S. pregnant women with Zika triples on new counting method

By Associated Press  |  May 20, 2016

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.

Senators ask CMS to be flexible on site-neutral payment regs

By Shannon Muchmore  |  May 20, 2016

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.

FDA again delays generic labeling rule

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 20, 2016

For the third time, the FDA has delayed a rule requiring generic-drug companies to update product labels if they receive new safety information.

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