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Healthcare business and financial analytics market to hit $50B by 2024

Contributing factors include mandates to curb costs, increasing regulatory requirements and growing EHR adoption.

CVS Caremark, Walmart reach agreement to continue in-network coverage

CVS Caremark, Walmart disagreed over reimbursement rates in the commercial and managed Medicaid pharmacy network.

Rising drug costs are gut punch to hospital budgets, triggering staff and service cuts, other changes

Average total spend per hospital admission rose 18.5 percent between FYs 2015 and 2017, spawning roughly $1.8 million in new spending, study says.

CMS considers ending silver-loading in 2020 proposed payment rule

Agency instead offers insurers a reduction in user fees for participating in the Affordable Care Act market.

Chance of depression in new doctors depends on where they train, research shows

Those in programs with longer hours, less faculty mentoring and more research focus had higher depression scores.

Here’s the lineup of HIMSS19 keynote speakers

HHS Secretary Alex Azar joins the roster, which also features Aneesh Chopra, Karen DeSalvo, Michael Levitt, Mick Ebeling, Seema Verma and Susan Devore.

How providers in South Carolina and Texas are overcoming telehealth obstacles

The two main challenges are proving the value of telehealth and promoting practice change.

Telehealth and the law: What hospital executives should know about kickback and false claims rules

The federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law have some strict requirements for compliance, and providers would do well to take note.

Paladina Health acquires Activate Healthcare, creating large provider of value-based care

The collaboration results in a value-based primary care provider that serves more than 170,000 patients in 18 states.

Healthcare stocks remain strong after a solid 2018, Reuters says

Investors are more comfortable with healthcare than other sectors because it’s less susceptible to fluctuating economic cycles.

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