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Since CMS proposed expanding supplemental benefits for Medicare Advantage for the 2020 plan year, several industry groups have voiced their support, seeing opportunities to improve care for individuals with chronic illnesses and lower costs.

An individual who signed off on or dispensed more than 745,000 prescriptions over roughly a decade at three Walgreens stores in the Bay Area was not a licensed pharmacist, The LA Times reported.

Verily, the life sciences business of Google parent company Alphabet, has a new prototype for shoes enabled with sensors that can help track weight, falls and movement, according to CNBC.

Telemedicine rates rose when temperatures plummeted during the polar vortex in late January, according to a report by WOOD-TV, local NBC affiliate in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, Providence St. Joseph Health, has created a for-profit population health management company called Ayin Health Solutions.

Some obesity-related cancers—including colorectal, gallbladder, kidney and pancreatic cancer—are on the rise among adults aged 25 to 49, compared to older generations, according to new research published in The Lancet: Public Health on World Cancer Day.

HHS has proposed lowering drug costs by targeting the rebate system, which has recently come under scrutiny as an opaque setup that keeps drug prices high.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, could lose its Medicare funding if it doesn’t shape up after a recent inspection found serious problems at the institution, The Tampa Bay Times reported.

Treatment at minority-serving hospitals (MSHs) is associated with significantly lower odds of receiving palliative care, compared with treatment at a non-minority-serving hospital, according to new research published in JAMA Network Open.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has temporarily halted its “aggressive” billing practices after media reports brought backlash against the trauma center named after Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The opioid overdose epidemic, which resulted in 48,000 deaths in 2017, isn't getting better anytime soon, according to recent research published in JAMA.

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health have completed their merger, launching a new nonprofit Catholic health system, CommonSpirit Health. The deal brings together two of the nation’s largest Catholic healthcare systems.