Policy Lawmakers want scrutiny of proposed UnitedHealth Group-Amedisys deal Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) are asking regulators to evaluate the insurance giant's growing consolidation. Labor 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers go on strike The strike that began Wednesday morning is the largest in the history of healthcare. Operations URAC to offer health equity accreditation The Joint Commission and the National Committee for Quality Assurance have also launched health equity accreditation programs in the past year. Providers What Dollar General's mobile clinics say about rural healthcare in America Dollar General’s pilot mobile clinic program has been touted as a model that could help solve rural America’s primary care shortage. Mergers & Acquisitions Minnesota AG reviewing two proposed hospital mergers Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has additional authority to challenge proposed mergers under a new state law. Mergers & Acquisitions Froedtert Health to buy Ascension Wisconsin's stake in health plan Froedtert Health will purchase Ascension Wisconsin’s 50% ownership stake in Network Health. Patient Care Google to open three more employee wellness centers in 2024 Many employers are considering on-site services to help save money on coverage as healthcare costs rise. Labor Thousands of Tenet workers vote to strike If progress is not made in contract negotiations, Tenet workers represented by SEIU-UHW will strike across 11 facilities in California, the union said. Insurance Instacart, Alignment strike Medicare Advantage deal A partnership with insurer Alignment Health is grocery delivery company Instacart's latest foray into the healthcare business. Policy FTC lawsuit isn't expected to slow roll-ups, lawyers say Private equity firms, as well as health systems and other stakeholders, have been using roll-ups for many physician specialties for more than a decade. Mergers & Acquisitions Deals: Athelas, Commure to merge, receive $70M General Catalyst investment Follow here for the latest updates on mergers, acquisitions and partnerships in healthcare. 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.