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JPM20: Tenet outlines plans to ‘aggressively’ scale outpatient surgery unit

Tenet outlined its long-term strategy to investors Tuesday during the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, with plans to aggressively expand its outpatient surgery unit by allocating at least $ 175 million each year to buy ambulatory surgery centers throughout the country. United Surgical Partners International “is tightly tied to our overall strategy,”… Read More »

How Health Plans Pick Startups for Partnerships & Investment | Bryony Winn, BCBS North Carolina

Health Tech Dec 13, 2019• By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH It’s the ‘holy grail’ of advice for health tech startups. BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina’s Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Bryony Winn, tells what it takes for digital health and digital therapeutics startups to gain partnership agreements, reimbursement, and possible investment from health plans. How… Read More »

Health plans need to better use tech to simplify quality initiatives

Value-based care depends on measuring and reporting outcomes, but doing so is causing burnout in physicians. That additional challenge for physicians comes despite widespread efforts to reduce this burden, according to a new survey of 23 health plans conducted by Harrisburg, Penn.-based Geneia, an analytic solutions and services company. Part of the problem lies in… Read More »

Another big private insurer just vowed to fight ‘Medicare for All’ plans in Washington

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, speaks during a health care bill news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Humana CEO Bruce Broussard warned U.S. lawmakers Wednesday the insurer won’t back any legislation that makes private health coverage illegal as… Read More »