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Despite lawsuits Medicare still out millions on lab fees

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Labs that were paid millions are now deeply in debt to Medicare with few assets on hand.

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Physician groups urge CMS for policies that would allow them to compete with hospitals

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Physician groups want risk-bearing models and the ability to offer Medicare Advantage plans to level playing field with health systems.

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Cigna buys digital health startup Brighter

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The acquisition will accelerate its development of mobile and desktop platforms, Cigna says.

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Coping with a nursing shortage that will only get worse

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Hospitals have a few long-term options to reverse the trend of too few nurses.

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DaVita Rx hit with $63.7 million DOJ settlement over improper billing and kickback allegations

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Pharma giant allegedly billed government payers for medications that were never shipped, or were returned, and paid kickbacks to beneficiaries, the DOJ said.

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CMS must beef up its IT and guidance for clinicians to make MACRA work, OIG says

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Clinicians need technical assistance and greater program integrity to keep QPP from risk of fraud and improper payments, according to the Office of the Inspector General.

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Health architecture firm serves up 7 predictions for design trends in 2018

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E4H partners around the country have offered their take on what the future will hold for hospitals and other facilities.

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