Legal Cigna agrees to $172M Medicare fraud settlement The Justice Department, New York and Tennessee alleged that Cigna violated the False Claims Act to boost Medicare Advantage revenue. Digital Health Digital health funding on pace for worst year since 2019: report There is still an appetite for mental health startups seeking funding despite economic challenges facing digital health at large. Politics & Policy Hospital, health program cuts delayed under stopgap spending deal Congress bought hospitals and community health centers six weeks by temporarily resolving a political standoff that still threatens to shut down the federal government in November. Insurance TukeyGate: Insurers vexed by Medicare Advantage star ratings declines Medicare Advantage plans expected star ratings quality scores to fall, but not like this. Patient Care Why more doctors are seeking obesity certification Weight-loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic have captured the nation’s attention. ESG How Genesis HealthCare is addressing DEI issues Mary Adams, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Genesis HealthCare, discusses the formation and goals of its DEI program. People Ex-Cigna executive Tim Wentworth could be next Walgreens CEO Tim Wentworth formerly served as CEO of the Cigna’s Evernorth health services segment before he retired. Insurance Bon Secours seals Anthem contract, drops pay lawsuit Bon Secours Mercy Health had accused an Elevance Health subsidiary of withholding nearly $100 million in reimbursements. Mergers & Acquisitions Sutter Health plots expansion with purchase of Sansum Clinic Sutter Health said it will integrate Sansum Clinic into its network over the next few years. Digital Health Women's health companies lead this week's funding deals General Catalyst, Nvidia's venture arm and Google Ventures were among the major investors in digital health companies this week. Digital Health AI-detected suicide prevention raises ethical questions While digital health companies are using AI to prevent suicides, ethicists worry the tools aren't validated by mental health professionals. Sponsored Content Events & Programs View the Honorees! Modern Healthcare’s Top Innovators class of 2023 have successfully employed creative strategies to achieve tangible results at their companies and across the wider industry. See this year's honorees! View the Rankings! See which organizations rose to the top of this year’s list, and find out what they’re doing to create people-first cultures where employees love to work. Register Now! On Oct. 12, join this complimentary virtual event for insights and strategies for using AI and digital tools to advance your operations, data management, patient communication and more. Register Now! Join this virtual event Oct. 25 to learn strategies for addressing social, economic and environmental health factors, expanding community support and delivering equitable care.