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LifePoint's share price spikes 40% on report of buyout talks
LifePoint Health's share price jumped 40% in after-hours trading Friday on news the company is in acquisition talks with a private equity firm.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Former VA official named new CMO of Ascension Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group has picked former VA official Dr. Baligh Yehia as the organization's chief medical officer.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:59 PM
Advanced practice and nurse practitioners bring more profit, productivity to medical practices
Physician-owned practices with more non-physicians earned $100,748 more in net income, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:00 PM
HHS wins delay in Medicare backlog case
A federal judge has granted HHS more time to respond to a series of ideas filed by the American Hospital Association to reduce the backlog of denied Medicare claims. The provider trade group had attempted to fight the extension in court.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 1:00 PM
Pfizer's biosimilar for chemo patients OK'd to vie against Amgen's Neupogen
Nivestym is not the first biosimilar of Neupogen, which helps chemotherapy patients recover, but it reflects the Food and Drug Administration's emphasis on bringing more biosimilars to market.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 4:46 PM
Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries
The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 12:00 PM
New Catholic directives could complicate mergers and partnerships
Catholic officials, ethicists and observers said the rules approved by U.S. bishops last month could toughen church scrutiny of merger or partnership agreements, notably the pending huge merger of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 7:00 PM
CMS may propose restarting $10B risk-adjustment payments
The CMS sent a rule to the White House for review that may resume risk-adjustment payments to insurers. Patient advocates have claimed the agency was trying to sabotage the insurance exchanges by eliminating billions in payments.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 4:00 PM
UPMC to end in-network coverage for Highmark's MA members by July 2019
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed a lower court's ruling that UPMC had to cover Highmark Medicare Advantage members in-network through 2019, marking the end of a long-standing feud between the state's largest health system and insurer.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 1:00 PM
California ACA rates to rise almost 9% next year
The 1.4 million Californians who buy coverage on the state's individual insurance exchange will pay more in 2019 in part because the federal government zeroed out the federal penalty for not enrolling in coverage.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 3:15 PM

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