February 2023

10 fresh takes on the lab-leak theory of COVID’s origin
Hospitals still facing financial struggles in 2023
DEA proposes restricting some telemedicine prescriptions
Hospital CEO turnover is on the rise
FDA authorizes first at-home flu and COVID-19 test
Emotional rescue: AI app interprets feelings of the nonverbal
New ransomware threat with ties to Russia targets healthcare providers
Pfizer in talks to acquire Seagen in deal worth more than $30B
AI in healthcare? Many patients seem unimpressed
Regional One hit by data breach
CMS not changing ALZ drug restrictions
Researchers building ‘commonsense AI’ from baby’s mind up
Humana to leave commercial insurance in favor of government programs
Cigna stops former executive from joining CVS Health
More than 100 healthcare groups unite in support of prior authorization reform
UnitedHealth Group closes $5.4B acquisition of LHC Group
More hospitals are complying with price transparency law
Amazon closes $3.9B acquisition of One Medical
Millions unaware they will lose Medicaid coverage when COVID-19 PHE ends
Marburg virus outbreak in Equatorial Guinea raises public health concerns
Workforce issues are top of mind for hospital CEOs
UnitedHealthcare’s new rewards program offers incentives for using wearables, meeting health goals
Manufacturers, health organizations unite to address medical supply chain
CMS testing 3 new ways to lower drug prices
Movers & Shakers: Johnson & Johnson, Community Healthcare Trust, Emids
Another ransomware warning for healthcare providers: North Korean attacks
Q&A: What healthcare providers should do after a data breach
No new COVID-19 variants emerged in latest outbreak in China
New AI healthcare challenge offers cash for better outcomes
GE HealthCare acquires AI ultrasound company
HHS issues guidance as COVID-19 PHE winds down
Americans getting more and more dissatisfied with abortion policies
Globus Medical to acquire NuVasive for $3.1B
Atrium Health and CEO indicted in $407M healthcare fraud scheme
Bayer announces new CEO
Healthcare workforce management company raises $200M
CVS Health announces $10.6B acquisition of Oak Street Health
Hundreds of doctors on the front lines died taking care of COVID-19 patients
CVS Health close to $10.5B deal with Oak Street Health
2022 was a big year for private equity funds in healthcare
Feds may block Amazon’s acquisition of One Medical
FDA has now cleared more than 500 healthcare AI algorithms
BioTech company raises $161M in IPO
Movers & Shakers: Intermountain, Cleveland Clinic, Southwest Memorial Hospital announce leadership changes
Interoperability among hospitals is improving
Global Pharma Healthcare recalls eye drops over possible contamination
Are large health systems delivering better outcomes?
CMS proposes 2.1% payment increase for MA plans in 2024
Cigna sues CVS over executive’s move
Fraud in Florida: Feds bust fake nursing diploma scheme
GoodRx slapped with $1.5M fine by FTC over patient privacy
Healthcare industry reacts to PHE ending in May