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The lack of an overarching CMS reimbursement policy on CAR T-Cell therapy has meant that coverage decisions have generally landed on the desk of local Medicare Administrative Contractors. Source link

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Bright.md added a behavioral health module for its virtual care platform, SmartExam. The platform for health systems is designed to help patients to start the path toward treatment for major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or adjustment disorder. Source link
After spending billions of dollars on new technology solutions, healthcare leaders must figure out ways to ensure a solid return on investment. That's not always easy, especially when some clinicians continue to resist using digital tools to their fullest potential, or when...
San Mateo, California-based health data startup Human API has raised $10 million in funding to support growth and expansion for its health data aggregation platform. The company’s technology collects and connects medical data from disparate sources including EHR systems, labs, pharmacies, wearables and health apps onto one platform. New investors...

7 takeaways from HIMSS 2019

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Friday is the official last day of #HIMSS19 in Orlando. The annual healthcare conference, which began on Monday, February 11, was packed full of presentations, panels, products and people. The event gave attendees plenty to mull over. While it’s challenging to distill so much content into a single post, here...
The US-based subsidiary will bring together existing research and development and manufacturing businesses in the US, India and Switzerland. Source link
As healthcare moves away from models that focus on episodic care and toward maintaining overall health, healthcare organizations are thinking up innovative ways to address social determinants like housing, transportation and diet. One recent partnership between Chicago, Illinois-based Health Care Service Corporation and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute...
It’s been a week full of announcements from the Department of Health and Human Services. After proposing interoperability rules earlier this week, it now has news about a payment model surrounding emergency medical transportation for Medicare beneficiaries. On Thursday, CMS launched the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) model....
Limerick, Ireland-based clinical trial software startup Teckro has raised a $25 million Series C funding round led by Northpond Ventures as it looks to continue its international expansion efforts. Teckro develops software that links drugmakers, clinicians and patients involved in clinical trials to access information and track progress from...
British drugmaker AstraZeneca has dropped two Phase III clinical trials of its approved immuno-oncology drug following the studies’ failure late last year. In its fourth quarter earnings Thursday, the London-based pharmaceutical giant said it had removed the EAGLE and MYSTIC studies. The Phase III trials test the approved PD-L1...
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