Beaumont Health, an eight-hospital health system based in Southfield, Mich., has reached an agreement with the U.S. attorney's office in Detroit to settle allegations that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act related to providing communication for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Not-for-profits in Illinois are exempt from property taxes, in return for providing free or discounted services to poor and underinsured people. But activists are alleging the hospitals don't provide enough free care to warrant the break.
The Health Care Cost Institute will now have access to Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies' medical and pharmacy claims data, helping the not-for-profit research organization to fill a hole left when UnitedHeathcare stopped sharing its data.
Pharmacy giant CVS Health touted the strong performance of its first HealthHUBs, which help patients better manage their health in between doctor appointments. CVS is on track to open 1,500 of the hubs by the end of 2021.