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Gist Healthcare Daily

Jun 11, 2021

After blowback, UnitedHealthcare delays its policy of not covering emergency department visits it deems unnecessary. Datavant and Ciox Health announce plans to merge.  And Biogen’s newly approved Alzheimers has a huge price tag.


Jun 10, 2021

The heart rate, sleep and exercise data Apple devices capture can now be sent to your electronic health record. Hospitals start enforcing vaccine mandates and penalties for non compliance. And the pandemic has changed how we use the emergency department.


Jun 9, 2021

Retail giants Amazon and Walmart go head to head with competing pharmacy offerings. UnitedHealthcare will start denying emergency department claims if it deems a past visit to the ER nonemergent. One for-profit and one nonprofit medical school look to expand in Montana.


Jun 8, 2021

One Medical is acquiring senior-focused primary care company Iora Health. The FDA approves the first Alzheimers drug in 18 years. And Colorado Children's Hospital is so overwhelmed with pediatric mental health patients, last month it declared a state of emergency. 


Jun 7, 2021

Now that vaccinated Americans are out and about, get ready for those seasonal viruses to make a comeback. Physician Assistants vote to change their title. And Dr. B promised to match leftover vaccine doses to recipients, but it's unclear the service actually helped any patients get shots.