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New ransomware spotted as targeting healthcare industry

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Philadelphia ransomware is part of a highly targeted spear-phishing campaign that may signify more ransomware-as-service campaigns are on horizon.

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Colorado health systems face media scrutiny over medical bills

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As patients carry more financial responsibility, health systems nationwide face the potential for bad press.

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Cigna to implement prior authorization policy for opioid prescriptions

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Use of prescribed opioids down close to 12 percent over 12 months among Cigna customers.

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Memorial Hermann says it can lower costs through primary care wellness platform

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Everyday Well includes 1-on-1 video consultations, online nurse navigators, a 24/7 Nurse Health Line and online check-in for the emergency room.

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Nursing home operator to pay $1 million over alleged false genetic testing claims

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Feds say Prestige Healthcare failed to ensure that physician orders were obtained for genetic tests prior to being conducted.

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Massachusetts hospitals still struggling with price transparency, survey shows

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New survey is a follow-up to one published 18 months ago which showed little price transparency with the Commonwealth's hospitals.

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Hospitals get time to preview star ratings, CMS says

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However, overall hospital quality star ratings will not include Patient Safety Indicator results for fiscal year 2018 due to a software issue.

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