Digital health company Akili Interactive goes public with SPAC

Akili Interactive, a digital therapeutic platformplans to become publicly traded through a special purpose acquisition corporation merger with Social Capital Suvretta Holdings.The company expects...

Give Medicare direct contracting time to prove its value or expose its flaws

Healthcare experts have argued for years that we should move away from the dysfunctional, unsustainablee fee-for-service Medicare reimbursement system and toward value-based models that...

Insurer Anthem underwhelms Street with 2022 forecast

Anthem is starting 2022 with lower expectations than Wall Street for how the year will play out. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield health insurer laid out...

New C-Suite role seeks to grow value-based care payments

Organizations are increasingly choosing C-suite executives to lead value-based initiatives, as evidenced by Nemours Children's Health System's recent chief value officer hire.Handling alternative payment...

SC Senate votes to end certificate of need program

South Carolina eliminated its Certificate of Need program after state senators voted overwhelmingly to get rid of the requirement Tuesday. The 35-6 vote sends the...

What’s known about ‘stealth’ version of omicron?

Scientists and health officials around the world are keeping their eyes on a descendant of the omicron variant that has been found in at...

Judge temporarily restores New York’s mask mandate

An appeals judge temporarily restored New York's mask mandate Tuesday, a day after a judge in a lower court ruled that Gov. Kathy...

HHS releases $2B in relief grants as AHA pleads for more help

The Health and Human Services Department will make Roughly $2 billion more in Provider Relief Funding payments this week, the government announced Tuesday.But that's...

AHIP: HHS gets surprise billing for air ambulances right

AHIP wants a judge to side with the federal government in an ongoing lawsuit over a regulation that would limit patient costs for out-of-network...

COVID-19 booster drive is faltering in the US

The COVID-19 booster drive in the US is losing steam, worrying health experts who have pleaded with Americans to get an extra shot to...