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Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week:


Vaping-Related Illnesses Climb to 805, C.D.C. Says

The latest weekly tally includes 275 more reports of patients sickened, in 46 states. There are now 12 deaths linked to vaping-related lung injuries.

The New York Times

Friday, September 27, 2019


Senate approves delay in planned DSH cuts

The Senate approved a delay in $4 billion in planned cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments set to go into effect in November.

Fierce Healthcare

Thursday, September 26, 2019


Uber And Lyft Ride-Sharing Services Hitch Onto Medicaid

Arizona Medicaid Director Jami Snyder heard many complaints about enrollees missing medical appointments because the transportation provided by the state didn’t show or came too late.

Kaiser Health News

Thursday, September 26, 2019


Amazon launches pilot of virtual employee medical service Amazon Care

Amazon is piloting a new virtual health service benefit for employees and their families in the Seattle region. Calling it Amazon Care, the tech giant said the service combines "the best of both virtual and in-person care" by offering virtual visits, in-person primary care visits at patients' homes or offices and prescription delivery.

Fierce Healthcare

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Walmart announces plan to build healthcare workforce, offering education for $1 a day

As Walmart moves deeper into primary care, the retail giant wants to ensure there is a skilled healthcare workforce to fill critical roles in its 20 care clinics.

Fierce Healthcare

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


These and more weekly news items on the business of healthcare are featured in the MCOL Weekend edition, along with the MCOL Tidbits, and more, for MCOL Premium level members.

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