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Federal Trade Commission to sue three largest PBMs: WSJ

Healthcare Dive - Practice Management

Antitrust regulators are poised to file suit against CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and Optum Rx over how they negotiate discounts for drugs, including insulin, according to the report.

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Mask Bans Grow, Threatening Public Health And Immunocompromised People

Forbes Healthcare

Covid-19 cases are rising, yet a number of cities and states are proposing dangerous mask bans, in the misguided belief that it will improve public safety.

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Medicare’s 14-day rule is hurting cancer patients

KevinMD.com

It is no secret that we are making great strides in reducing the mortality of lung cancer. From improving screening rates which have reduced the chances of dying from lung cancer due to earlier detection, increased adoption of minimally invasive surgical techniques, and exciting new drugs that have been shown to improve survival even in Read more… Medicare’s 14-day rule is hurting cancer patients originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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Part 1: We Don’t Have to Wonder if the Great Barrington Declaration Could Have “Worked”. In the Real World, It Failed.

Science Based Medicine

Discussions about the GBD tend to take place in the conditional tense- what would, could, and should have happened. But the GBD actually existed and we can examine what actually happened. The post Part 1: We Don’t Have to Wonder if the Great Barrington Declaration Could Have “Worked”. In the Real World, It Failed. first appeared on Science-Based Medicine.

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Patient Data Compromised in Palomar Health Medical Group Cyberattack

The HIPAA Journal

Palomar Health Medical Group has warned patients that they may have been affected by an April 2024 cyberattack, and DaVita has learned that tracking tools on its website and mobile app may have sent user data to third-party vendors. Palomar Health Medical Group Announces April 2024 Cyberattack Palomar Health Medical Group, a provider of primary and specialty care to communities in North San Diego County, has informed patients about a recent cyberattack that exposed some of their protected health

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FTC slams pharmacy benefit managers in first report from ongoing investigation

Healthcare Dive - Practice Management

On Tuesday, regulators updated the public on their almost three-year-old inquiry into PBMs’ anticompetitive business practices. The report is not positive for the drug middlemen, which immediately criticized it as one-sided.

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Toxic energy: Confronting the carcinogenic risks of fossil fuels

KevinMD.com

The evidence is clear: Proximity to fossil fuel infrastructure poses a significant cancer risk to millions of Americans. Studies consistently link exposure to pollutants like benzene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and particulate matter from fossil fuel facilities to elevated rates of lung cancer, leukemia, and other malignancies. Alarmingly, 17.6 million Americans live in close proximity Read more… Toxic energy: Confronting the carcinogenic risks of fossil fuels originally appeared i

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Pandemic Revisionism: Doctors Who Defend Dr. Scott Atlas Are Afraid to Accurately Quote Dr. Scott Atlas. I’m Not.

Science Based Medicine

"There is an ongoing, competitive process of writing the history of the pandemic." The post Pandemic Revisionism: Doctors Who Defend Dr. Scott Atlas Are Afraid to Accurately Quote Dr. Scott Atlas. I’m Not. first appeared on Science-Based Medicine.

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Pennsylvania’s Updated Breach Notification Law Requires Credit Monitoring Services for Breach Victims

The HIPAA Journal

Pennsylvania has updated its data breach notification law, narrowing the definition of personal information, adding the requirement to notify the state Attorney General, and requiring credit monitoring services to be provided to data breach victims in certain circumstances. The Breach of Personal Information Notification Act was amended by Senate Bill 824 and was signed into law by state Governor Josh Shapiro on June 28, 2024.

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Federal officials step down from health AI group’s board

Healthcare Dive - Practice Management

HHS officials Micky Tripathi and Troy Tazbaz resigned from their roles as non-voting members of the Coalition for Health AI, an industry group working to create standards for artificial intelligence in healthcare.

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What To Know About Plague After Person Infected In Colorado

Forbes Healthcare

While no longer as lethal as the infection behind the Black Death, plague is still frequently fatal unless swiftly treated with antibiotics.

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When Staff Are Not Selected for a Promotion

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN One of the complicated conversations that leaders conduct involves staff who applied for a position in their institution and were not selected. A director recently presented this challenging situation: Katie is one of our strongest RNs in the emergency department. She is interested in a career change […] The post When Staff Are Not Selected for a Promotion appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Transforming the provider-payer relationship from adversarial to collaborative through value-based care

Medical Economics

As value-based care adoption grows, payers and providers must find the right tools to transform adversarial interactions into partnerships that put patients at the center of care.

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LivaNova Facing Multiple Class Action Lawsuits Over October 2023 Cyberattack

The HIPAA Journal

The Houston, TX-based medical device company, LivaNova, is facing multiple class action lawsuits over an October 2023 cyberattack that exposed the protected health information of 180,000 patients. The attack was detected on November 19, 2023, and the investigation confirmed that unauthorized individuals first accessed its network on October 26, 2023.

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CMS revised Medicare Advantage star ratings. Here’s which payers benefited.

Healthcare Dive - Practice Management

More than 60 Medicare Advantage health plans from 40 insurers have received a higher star rating for 2024, according to a Healthcare Dive analysis.

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Is Private Equity A Villain In Healthcare?

Forbes Healthcare

Private equity should be free to transact and compete to generate the best outcomes for themselves and society. Nothing benefits patients more than a competitive market.

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When Leaders Show Favoritism

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Most nurse leaders tell me that they strive to be fair and don’t demonstrate favoritism toward specific staff. However, in a recent Harvard Business Review article, authors Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsoux argue that this does not happen in the actual workplace. The research, they contend, demonstrates […] The post When Leaders Show Favoritism appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Why the FTC Investigated PBMs and What it Means for You

ACMA Blog

Authors: Audrey Yeh, PharmD and Kiana Dixson, PharmD, BCMAS Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are “middlemen” that negotiate the terms and conditions for access to prescription drugs. Critics share that these organizations hold enormous power and influence over patients’ access to drugs and the prices they pay. The nation’s leading PBMs frequently have the ability to exert control on the pharmacies patients can go to to obtain prescriptions.

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Industry Groups Give Feedback on CISA’s Proposed Cybersecurity Reporting Requirements

The HIPAA Journal

In April, as required by the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (CIRCIA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) introducing new requirements for critical infrastructure entities to report certain cybersecurity incidents. CISA sought comment from the public, and several healthcare stakeholders have provided feedback on the proposed rule.

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Federal judge blocks LGBTQ+ healthcare protections

Healthcare Dive - Practice Management

The judge ruled the HHS overstepped in applying an employment law decision to healthcare, a decision experts say could occur more frequently now that the Chevron doctrine has been overturned.

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Summer 2024 Covid-19 Surge Occurring With FLiRT Variants Taking Over

Forbes Healthcare

CDC ER and hospitalization data suggests that a Covid-19 Summer surge has been occurring in the U.S. since early June with the FLiRT variants KP.3 and KP.

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Strategies to reduce bias and improve the patient experience

Medical Economics

Health care professionals should understand how attitudes and behaviors can impede communication, trust, and patient engagement.

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19Labs & WellCheck Partnership Enhances GALE | Schools Package with Streamlined Consent Forms

19 Labs

We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with WellCheck, integrating their School-Based Health Digital Enrollment Platform into our GALE | Schools package. This collaboration adds the ability to streamline how schools send and collect consent forms and other documents to the GALE platform. It further enhances healthcare access for students and families with cutting-edge technology and user-friendly solutions.

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SouthCoast Health; Call 4 Health Notify Patients About Cyberattacks

The HIPAA Journal

SouthCoast Health and Privia Medical Group in Georgia have notified patients about a cyberattack and data breach that occurred in June 2023. Unauthorized activity was identified in South Coast Health’s network on June 18, 2023, and assisted by forensic specialists, it was determined that its network was accessed by an unauthorized third party between June 15 and June 18, 2023.

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Multiple Locations: Clinics Setup

Open Dental

If you've decided to use the Clinics feature, don't miss the setup steps in this post to help you efficiently manage all of your locations. The post Multiple Locations: Clinics Setup appeared first on Open Dental Blog.

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Zepbound Sheds More Weight Than Wegovy, Study Finds

Forbes Healthcare

Researchers said Lilly’s Zepbound “was associated with significantly greater weight loss” than Novo’s Wegovy, adding that the study is the first to compare the two drugs—marketed for diabetes as Mounjaro and Ozempic—in obese and overweight adults.

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Drive better outcomes with a strong patient-provider relationship

Medical Economics

The bond between a patient and their primary care provider is crucial for achieving the best health care results.

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Teladoc’s enterprise growth exec to depart

Healthcare Dive - Practice Management

Laizer Kornwasser was terminated without cause after his position was eliminated. The executive change comes after Teladoc named a new CEO last month.

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RansomHub Claims to Have Stolen and Leaked 100 GB of Florida Department of Health Data

The HIPAA Journal

The Florida Department of Health has confirmed to FOX 35 in Orlando that it is investigating a cyberattack. The attack has affected its Vital Statistics System, which is used to process birth and death certificates. The disruption to the system has been causing problems for funeral homes across the state for the past two weeks. Some funeral homes have postponed their services or have been forced to physically visit healthcare providers to get signed copies of death certificates.

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Pamela Stahl, Avalon Healthcare Solutions

The Healthcare Blog

Pamela Stahl is the CEO of Avalon Healthcare Solutions. You’ve heard of pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) but Avalon is a labs benefits management company. Working on behalf of health insurers Avalon ensures that patients are getting the right labs at the right price, Why are they needed? There are 14 billion lab tests and they drive a lot of health care decisions (70%+!).

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Why Increased Testing Is Critical For The Bird Flu

Forbes Healthcare

The FDA recently announced efforts to increase testing of more dairy products in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus across dairy farms.

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