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Trump to sign executive order requiring insurers to cover preexisting conditions

Health plans in the Affordable Care Act market are already required to cover preexisting conditions.

Health systems need to be flexible to recoup lost finances, experts say

The strategy that more than 70% of hospitals and health systems are turning to is embracing telehealth and other digital approaches.

Telehealth seems here to stay – so how can it be improved?

Providers say there are a number of logistical, regulatory and educational hurdles that must be overcome for telehealth to reach its potential.

JAMA study warns telemedicine not suitable for 38% of patients over 65

Barriers to adoption include hearing issues, lack of tech abilities and visual difficulties.

Trump orders agencies to purchase U.S. made drugs and medical supplies

It will be up to the Food and Drug Administration to produce a list of critical supplies, including the essential drugs.

DOJ brings lawsuit against Cigna for allegedly submitting $1.4 billion in false Medicare Advantage claims

The DOJ is seeking an amount equal to three times the amount of the $1.4 billion in damages as well as a civil penalty of $11,000 for each violation.

DOJ sues to block Geisinger Health’s partial acquisition of Evangelical Community Hospital

The transaction would reduce hospital competition in central Pennsylvania, Department of Justice says.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is giving $101 million in premium refunds

The company says it was able to do this because of lower-than-anticipated costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HIMSSCast: Trump’s executive order on telehealth

President Trump says telehealth is here to stay. But what exactly does that mean?

CMS updates inpatient rehabilitation facility payments by 2.4% for 2021

Other rules update coverage requirements, eliminate post-admission physician evaluations and allow non-physician practitioners to meet with patients.

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