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Automating the care plan helps avoid burnout

Automating the preoperative process can save time for clinicians, who typically handle matters manually. 
This saves time, which helps prevent burnout. 
“It’s the core of what we’re doing,” said Robbie Hughes, CEO and founder of Lumeon, which offers su…

Cigna offering a $500 incentive for those who switch to a biosimilar drug

Cigna is kick-starting a new program that offers a $500 incentive for eligible members to switch to biosimilar drugs, the health insurer said this week.

CMS directing $20M in ARP funding to improve access to state-based marketplace coverage

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is directing $20 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support state-based marketplaces in a bid to improve affordable access to health coverage.
States can apply for funding to help modernize or upda…

Double and triple booked provider schedules are overwhelming office staff

1. With patients now flooding into provider offices after some patients delayed care, front and back office provider staff are reportedly overwhelmed. The mix of manual and electronic processes was already a struggle prior to COVID-19. Could you please…

Healthcare would benefit from a patient-centered digital ecosystem, says Blue Shield CEO

Right now, the digital health ecosystem in healthcare is a complex tangle of often incompatible technology and sets of data. 

Workflow can determine whether technology is a burden or benefit to physicians

Technology is a known benefit and burden for physicians.
So when Ludi, Inc. CEO and founder Gail Peace introduced a new software designed to help physicians log their time, she went to their offices to observe how they used the new technology and how i…

COVID-19 caused increased enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP, CMS says

According to a new enrollment trends snapshot released this week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, more than 80 million people have signed up for health coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a record high.

AWS looks to digital health with new accelerator

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Five Blues plans launch Evio, a for-profit company focused on lowering drug prices

Five nonprofit Blue Cross Blue Shield plans have stepped forward to create a new independent, for-profit pharmacy solutions startup called Evio, the plans announced today.

Centene settles PBM lawsuits with Ohio, Mississippi for $143 million

Centene has settled lawsuits in Ohio and Mississippi alleging the company overcharged the states’ Medicaid programs for pharmacy services, according to Centene and the states’ attorneys general. 

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