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Gist Healthcare Daily

Dec 3, 2021

As omicron cases are identified across the globe, countries are scrambling to prevent a surge in cases. Germany, Greece, and Austria are imposing restrictions on the unvaccinated. The US and UK are turning to booster shots. Earlier this week British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he plans to make boosters available...


Dec 2, 2021

A new ruling extends the pause on healthcare worker vaccine mandates nationwide. The first case of the omicron variant is found in California. And we recap the Supreme Court arguments in the case challenging whether Medicare can cut drug payments to some hospitals.


Dec 1, 2021

A Las Vegas jury finds UnitedHealthcare has been underpaying TeamHealth physicians in Nevada. The CDC is searching for cases of the omicron variant in the US. And HCA Healthcare expands its Florida footprint.


Nov 30, 2021

President Biden says the omicron variant is a cause for concern but not panic. A judge temporarily blocks the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. And an experimental treatment appears to have cured a man of Type 1 diabetes.


Nov 29, 2021

Medicare reimburses hospitals that buy drugs at discounts less than hospitals paying full price. Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether that’s legal. In this episode, hospitals say profits from this 340B program used to fund charity care and specialty pharmacy programs are now at risk.