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CVS and Walmart resolve short-lived reimbursement dispute

CVS and Walmart resolve short-lived reimbursement dispute

January 18, 2019

CVS Health and Walmart said they have resolved a contract dispute and inked a new multi-year contract that allows certain CVS pharmacy benefit management customers to continue filling prescriptions at Walmart drugstores.

Scott Steiner to lead Phoebe Putney Health System

Scott Steiner to lead Phoebe Putney Health System

January 17, 2019

Steiner will replace Joel Wernick, who is retiring after 30 years as the Georgia system's top executive. Steiner currently serves as CEO of four Tenet Healthcare Corp. hospitals in Detroit.

MedPAC recommends consolidating Medicare quality programs

MedPAC recommends consolidating Medicare quality programs

By Robert King  |  January 17, 2019

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended that Congress pass legislation to consolidate most of Medicare's value-based quality programs and boost payments for high-performing hospitals.

Editorial: How Trump's war on immigrants will harm healthcare

Editorial: How Trump's war on immigrants will harm healthcare

January 17, 2019

Rural communities will feel the pain first. But it will also ripple through major cities, where the healthcare workforce has become highly dependent on a steady stream of physicians, nurses and support staff born in other countries.

Regulations.gov causes confusion with false notice it was closed

Regulations.gov causes confusion with false notice it was closed

By Robert King  |  January 17, 2019

Regulations.gov, the website used to view and submit comments on federal regulations and rules, will be shut down for at least 24 hours due to technical difficulties. The site's landing page said it was closing due to the government shutdown.

HCA-Mission Health deal OK'd by N.C. attorney general

HCA-Mission Health deal OK'd by N.C. attorney general

January 16, 2019

North Carolina's attorney general approved hospital giant HCA Healthcare's $1.5 billion acquisition of Asheville-based Mission Health, after nabbing commitments from HCA meant to protect the state's healthcare industry.


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