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New research published in JAMA suggests primary care follow-up within seven days of a hospitalization is associated with fewer Medicaid readmissions.

A seemingly harmless disease could actually be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study reported by BBC News.

The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) has ended its data collaboration relationship agreement with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer. The relationship provided HCCI with de-identified insurance claims for data analysis of U.S. healthcare spending, utilization and market performance.

UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, will have to shell out $91 million to patients who were wrongfully denied coverage for some healthcare services.

Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurer, is planning to push up the launch date of its new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) business, the company announced during its end-of-year earnings report.

Theranos, the $9 billion biotechnology startup that officially dissolved last year after allegations of fraud, is a warning for investors in life sciences. Namely, a lack of transparency within portfolio companies creates the possibility of another multibillion dollar implosion, according to researchers from the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford.

David F. Torchiana, MD, CEO of Boston-based Partners HealthCare, has announced his plans to retire, The Boston Globe reported. 

Sky-high medical bills have forced many individuals to turn to crowdsourcing to pay what they owe, according to the CEO of GoFundMe, who spoke on CBS MoneyWatch.

Aetna, in collaboration with Apple, launched a new health app to provide users with personalized health goals. Dubbed Attain, the app will be used in partnership with the Apple Watch to track daily activity levels, recommend healthy actions and improve nutrition and sleep habits.

Planned hip and knee replacements are on the rise in the U.S., including among younger Americans, according to an analysis from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).

Consumers are used to getting anything they want at the touch of a button, with Amazon being a leader in the field of online delivery and retail. Now, hospitals and healthcare organizations are also seeing more on-demand options, after one company started offering smart hospital rooms for sale on Amazon.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, a New Hampshire-based health system that serves 1.9 million people across New England, and GraniteOne Health, a network of New Hampshire hospitals, have signed a letter of intent to merge.