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The AARP has named Oak Street Health its primary care provider of choice in a deal that reflects an evolving senior care market increasingly dominated by tech-enabled clinics operating under value-based care contracts. Come Jan. 1, all Oak Street Health members will automatically receive free AARP memberships, said Dr. Griffin Myers, chief medical officer at
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Centene Corp. is officially short an executive vice president of healthcare enterprises, with the St. Louis-based insurer “mutually agreeing” that longtime executive Jeffrey Schwaneke should resign last week. Schwaneke worked at the insurer for 13 years. As part of its separation agreement, Schwaneke will receive a year’s salary and subsidized COBRA benefits, according to a
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Adherence to most recommended care practices to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease was consistently higher among people of color compared to white patients yet those groups still have poorer outcomes from the disease, according to new research. The analysis, published Monday in JAMA Network Open, examined de-identified medical and pharmacy claims, electronic health
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President Joe Biden joked about his age Monday as he rolled up his sleeve for a COVID-19 booster shot, encouraging Americans to get vaccinated against the virus that has killed 688,000 in the U.S. and for those authorized to get their booster doses for more enduring protection. Days after the Centers for Disease Control and
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Have you ever experienced chronic pain that lasts for days, weeks, months or even years? If so, you know just how debilitating it can be. Not only does chronic pain interfere with just about every aspect of daily life, but it can also cause feelings of hopeless and intense frustration. According to a survey published
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In a new Policy Watch, KFF analysts explore the potential impact of the expiration of the American Rescue Plan Act’s enhanced financial help and new eligibility for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance Marketplace federal subsidies. While the COVID-19 relief legislation passed earlier this year provides greater subsidy assistance through 2022, Democrats in Congress are
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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed earlier this year temporarily expanded subsidies available in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance Marketplaces, building on the ACA’s existing subsidies. Through the end of 2022, low-income families who were already eligible for financial assistance under the ACA are eligible for even more financial help to buy
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At the opening of each of her clinics, there’s a moment when Carolyn Witte, the founder and chief executive officer of women’s health startup Tia, holds her breath. “We call it the ’shoulder-drop moment,’” Witte told STAT. During those few seconds, as a patient is opening the doors to one of Tia’s offices, Witte watches
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  The Ther-AHHH-nos trial continues Two key themes emerged in the last week of Elizabeth Holmes’ trial. One, judge Edward Davila steadfastly refuses to pronounce Theranos correctly. Two,
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Many Medicare beneficiaries face high annual out-of-pocket costs for dental and hearing care ’ services that generally aren’t covered in traditional Medicare, but typically are covered by Medicare Advantage plans though the scope and value of these benefits vary, finds a new KFF analysis. The analysis shows that, among beneficiaries who used each type of
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Notably missing among covered benefits for older adults and people with long-term disabilities who have Medicare coverage are dental, hearing, and vision services, except under limited circumstances. Results from a recent KFF poll indicate that 90% of the public says expanding Medicare to include dental, hearing, vision is a “top” or “important” priority for Congress.
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Jalyssa Atualeveo receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered by a worker with UW Medicine. (UW Medicine Photo) Faced with filling hospitals, serious infection rates and aggressive new COVID-19 variants, King County’s Department of Health will require proof of vaccination in most commercial public gathering places such as bars and restaurants in Seattle
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  Old data, new tricks Atropos Health, a new company spun out from Stanford on Wednesday, hopes to succeed in one of the elusive challenges of digital
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) ’ Gov. Tony Evers’ administration issued an order Tuesday requiring all executive branch workers who haven’t submitted their COVID-19 vaccination status to their supervisors or aren’t fully vaccinated to undergo weekly testing. The mandate will go into effect Oct. 18 and apply to all executive branch employees, interns and contractors.  The order
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How do you naturally slow aging? It’s a question that’s been asked for centuries. In fact, attempts to combat or reduce the effects of aging have dated as far back as mankind itself. Most people want to look and feel young, driving experts to invest many hours and thousands of dollars into finding silver bullet
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Washington is facing its own COVID-19 crisis and has little capacity to help neighboring Idaho deal with an overwhelming surge of cases driven by unvaccinated people, state hospital executives and doctors said Monday. Taya Briley, executive vice president of the Washington State Hospital Association, called the situation “very sobering” during a media briefing, saying Washington
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  Holmes trial set to resume, with more insider testimony The fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes is scheduled to resume today after Friday’s proceedings were canceled due to a
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