Legal Lawmakers look to protect IVF, providers after Alabama ruling Some Alabama health systems and fertility clinics have paused in vitro fertilization services following a controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling. Cybersecurity Network disruptions persist after Change Healthcare cyberattack UnitedHealth Group linked the attack to a suspected nation-state associated threat actor in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Legal Community Health Systems under DOJ inquiry for hospital practices The Franklin, Tennessee-based for-profit system said it is fully cooperating with the investigation. Providers Certificate of need laws, hospitals impede birthing centers Hospital opposition and certificate of need laws have stymied efforts to launch birthing centers in several states. Providers Walgreens-backed VillageMD rethinks its strategy VillageMD plans to exit the Florida market next month, closing dozens of primary care clinics. Digital Health General Catalyst, Cigna Group Ventures fuel busy funding week A medical robotics company and a metabolic health startup are among the digital health companies that announced deals this week. Digital Health Generative AI startup Abridge secures $150M in new funding The clinical documentation space has been buzzing with interest since ChatGPT's public launch in November 2022. Digital Health HHS settles with behavioral health practice following breach probe The settlement resolves an investigation into a 2019 ransomware attack that affected the protected health information of more than 14,000 individuals. Politics & Policy State AGs call on Congress to pass PBM legislation Congress is considering bipartisan bills that would impose greater transparency requirements on pharmacy benefit managers and restrict business practices such as spread pricing. Cybersecurity There's no relief from healthcare hackers in 2024 The 11.6 million people who've had their data exposed this year represent the highest number for the first two months of any year since 2015. Cybersecurity UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare hit with cyberattack The UnitedHealth Group-owned technology company said in a status update the network disruption is expected to last "at least through the day." Finance Steward Health Care facilities attracting potential buyers Steward, which operates 33 hospitals across eight states, has been selling and closing hospitals and cutting services over the past year. Sponsored Content Events & Programs Available On-Demand! Watch this free virtual event, now available on-demand, to hear strategies for managing evolving workforce expectations, clinician shortages and other staffing challenges. Register Now! Get recognized as an outstanding employer and boost recruitment, retention and team morale! Register for the opportunity to earn this honor for your organization in 2024. Nominate Today! Recognizing clinician leaders whose contributions are shaping care delivery, policy, public health and organizational strategy. View the Honorees! See our inaugural list of 40 of the industry’s most notable young executives who are influencing the future of healthcare.