Nuance buys AI voice assistant startup Saykara
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Michael Jordan, Novant team up to address health equity

Basketball legend Michael Jordan is donating $10 million to launch two medical clinics in underserved communities near his hometown in 
North Carolina. The Novant Health…

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Health systems aren't rushing to cut back on financial liquidity
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Health systems aren’t rushing to cut back on financial liquidity

The balancing act of maintaining liquidity is that cash—while protective if something bad happens—isn’t producing much return. That’s why financially healthier systems like Mayo, Ascension…

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Pennsylvania auditor claims Express Scripts, Highmark Insurance overcharged county $1.6 million for prescription drugs
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Health insurance execs’ salaries grew faster than revenues in 2020

Average executive pay among health insurers outpaced revenue growth by up to 10 percentage points in 2020, according to a new report. BDO’s recent Health…

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Montana’s health policy MVP takes her playbook on the road
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Montana’s health policy MVP takes her playbook on the road

Marilyn Bartlett might be the closest thing health policy has to a folk hero. A certified public accountant who barely tops 5 feet, Bartlett bears…

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5 things to know about Oscar Health's proposed IPO
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IPO candidate Oscar Health may be more tech company than insurer

As Oscar Health prepares for an initial public offering, some analysts argue that the insure tech darling’s reliance on reinsurers makes the New York City-based…

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Democrats blast Trump plan to privatize state-based ACA exchanges
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Democrats’ plan to expand health insurance will cost $54 billion, increase coverage by 2 million

Democrats’ plan to increase Affordable Care Act subsidies and extend COBRA insurance will cost the federal government more than $54 billion over the next decade…

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CommonSpirit Health to sell 14 Midwest hospitals to Essentia Health
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Sanford Health selling affordable housing portfolio

All but one of the complexes are part of legacy Good Samaritan. Sanford owned one affordable housing facility prior to its merger with Good Samaritan….

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Democrats blast Trump plan to privatize state-based ACA exchanges
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Democrats plan to expand health insurance will cost $50 billion, increase coverage by 2 million

Democrats’ plan to increase Affordable Care Act subsidies and extend COBRA insurance will cost the federal government more than $54 billion over the next decade…

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CVS Health announces plan to re-enter ACA markets, reports 44% drop in Q4 profits
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CVS Health announces plan to re-enter ACA markets, reports 44% drop in Q4 profits

CVS Health will re-enter the Affordable Care Act exchanges come January 2022, with CEO Karen Lynch calling the market sound and estimating it could comprise…

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Tanya Blackmon of Novant Health
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Tanya Blackmon of Novant Health

Throughout 2020, healthcare organizations were forced to turn inward to help staff not only confront the stress related to a global pandemic, but also issues…

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