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Tired of talking, labs sue CMS over planned cut

Tired of talking, labs sue CMS over planned cut

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 11, 2017

Clinical labs are suing the CMS over a looming cut to their reimbursement, which they say may curb providers' ability to order tests for their patients to detect illnesses.

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By Modern Healthcare  |  December 11, 2017

Fitbit awaits FDA approval, Eli Lilly starts insulin delivery study, and bitcoin futures surge.

Intermountain Healthcare to pay $1M settlement in drug case

Intermountain Healthcare to pay $1M settlement in drug case

By Associated Press  |  December 11, 2017

The Salt Lake City-based health system will pay the federal government $1 million to settle allegations that a former medical assistant illegally diverted thousands of painkillers and other pills for personal use by herself and family members.

Drug companies sue to block California drug price law

Drug companies sue to block California drug price law

By Associated Press  |  December 11, 2017

Pharmaceutical companies have sued to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice before big price increases. A pharma trade group said in its lawsuit that California's law illegally tries to dictate national health policy.

CHI-Dignity mega-merger to test co-CEO model

CHI-Dignity mega-merger to test co-CEO model

By Alex Kacik and Tara Bannow  |  December 09, 2017

A Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health combination that would form a national not-for-profit powerhouse exemplifies a traditional health system mega-merger under a newly-popular two-pronged governance approach.

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