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Gist Healthcare Daily

Oct 30, 2020

The FBI warns hospitals about ransomware attacks. As part of the Trump Administration’s price transparency efforts insurers will now have to share negotiated rates. And the government is requiring providers to list prices of COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

Oct 29, 2020

Experts caution a COVID-19 vaccine may not be the pandemic panacea many are hoping for. Some European countries are worried about having enough nurses and doctors to treat rising numbers of COVID patients. And a study finds despite spending more time with patients female doctors are often paid less.

Oct 28, 2020

Now that Amy Coney Barrett is a Supreme Court Justice, how will she rule on healthcare cases? Two large physician networks in Texas are joining together to pursue more value-based care contracts. Even though health officials have said a COVID-19 vaccine will be free, the details still need to be ironed out.  

Oct 27, 2020

Intermountain Healthcare and Sanford Health announced plans to merge. As COVID hospitalizations climb, some facilities don’t have enough healthcare workers. And Florida is trying to start a program to import drugs from Canada, but no companies want the job.

Oct 26, 2020

Walmart Health Centers are springing up outside of Atlanta, GA, and providing "everyday low prices" for comprehensive primary care. In Georgia, some local providers are surprisingly welcoming of the new offering.