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Humana bets on home health with One Homecare Solutions acquisition
Complements recent acquisition of Kindred at Home, an in-home healthcare provider
Successful installations of Dunlee liquid metal bearing CT replacement tubes in USA

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Insurer disputes clinic's claim for $150 million in COVID-19-related losses
Carilion Clinic seeks recovery from AGLIC 'all risk' commercial property policy
Non-emergency ambulance spending dropped 70% with prior authorization
Could reduce unnecessary spending on ambulance transportation
More radiologists joining ACOs, taking up value-based care in practices
The programs create quality and cost targets to meet in exchange for financial incentives
Acquisitions driving up Medicare spending on hospital-based imaging: study
Sent spending up $40 million over a four-year period
CMS warns hospitals they must disclose prices of care to consumers
Around two-thirds of the largest U.S. providers have not complied with the hospital price transparency final rule
Three unrecommended preventive services cost Medicare $325 million annually
Researchers examine seven patient-specific services graded D by USPSTF
Dignity Health agrees to $10 million settlement over False Claims allegations
Accused of improperly billing Medicare for surgical procedures
ACR, SPR ask Anthem to cover hospital-based imaging for children, 10 and above
Anthem is trying to steer older pediatric patients to freestanding imaging options
CMS to boost Medicare inpatient provider payments by $2.5 billion
Will set payment rates based on 2019 data instead of pandemic-impacted 2020 data
Aetna first to cover MR-guided focused ultrasound for essential tremor
The condition is estimated to affect 10 million Americans
Three steps for stabilizing advanced imaging pricing and utilization
Addressing the dysfunction of the current Medicare payment system for advanced imaging
US lawmakers call CMS radiopharmaceutical payment policy 'flawed'
Seeking a meeting to change policy and create greater access to nuclear medical imaging
What payers and providers need to know about the ONC and CMS information blocking rules
Insights from Scott Galbari, chief technology officer at Lyniate
Telehealth doctor pleads guilty for role in conspiracy to defraud Medicare
Prescribed orthopedic braces to patients whom he had neither spoken to nor evaluated
Amazon launches telemedicine program
Will make healthcare services available to private employers nationwide
Lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare over refusal to cover proton therapy moves forward
The insurer administered ERISA plans to block coverage because it was too expensive, alleges the suit
Quality improvement program for Medicare could save $433 million in imaging costs
R-SCAN supports collaboration across referrers, radiologists and patients