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Katherine Davis
Senior Writer
As a Senior Writer for TriMed Media Group, Katherine primarily focuses on producing news stories, Q&As and features for Cardiovascular Business. She reports on several facets of the cardiology industry, including emerging technology, new clinical trials and findings, and quality initiatives among providers. She is based out of TriMed's Chicago office and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has appeared in Modern Healthcare, Crain's Chicago Business and The Detroit News. She joined TriMed in 2016.

New guidance on insurance standards were issued Feb. 23 by CMS that give another extension to health plans that are non-compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the fourth extension of its kind.

The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations, has promoted two employees to executive positions that will oversee the business development and marketing divisions.

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Last week, CMS awarded approximately $100 million to 11 organizations to provide training and education about the Quality Payment Program in practices of 15 or fewer clinicians, according to a statement from CMS.

Medical insurance company WellCare Health Plans has acquired two Arizona health plans and named a new executive to oversee the transition.

Banner-University Medical Center Tuscon in Arizona is being penalized by Medicare for the third year in a row for a high rate of patients with injuries and infections, according to a report from the Arizona Daily Star.

Stroger Hospital and the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, both in Chicago, have been racking up malpractice suits, which are costing them, according to a recent story from Crain’s Chicago Business.

Biopharmaceutical company Allergan is acquiring Acelity’s LifeCell, a regenerative medicine unit, for $2.9 billion, according to a news release.

As the opioid crisis continues, consequences for the children of users are beginning to come to light.

Youths in New York are now covered by Medicaid to receive gender-transition care, according to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal.

A new collaboration between two Chicago healthcare entities will provide a platform to conduct ongoing cancer research.