Finance

Dive Brief: Medical device companies spent more money in non-research payments to physicians between 2014 and 2017 than drug companies, an analysis published Monday in the journal Health Affairs found. The payments covered services like royalties, consulting and speaking fees, as well as travel and food. Neurosurgery, orthopaedics and cardiology were among the surgical specialists most
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Dive Brief: SOC Telemed has acquired Dallas-based telehealth provider Access Physicians in a cash and stock deal valued at $194 million, resulting in what the companies say is the biggest pure-play acute telemedicine provider in the U.S. The acquisition, which was completed on Friday and announced Tuesday, significantly expands SOC Telemed’s national footprint and clinical service
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Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Justice is embarking on a deeper review of UnitedHealth Group’s $13 billion acquisition of data analytics company Change Healthcare following entreaties from powerful hospital lobby the American Hospital Association over anticompetitive concerns. On Wednesday, the DOJ requested additional information and documents from UnitedHealth and Change in its ongoing review
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Amazon’s expansion of its virtual care pilot, Amazon Care, to employees and third party employers nationwide is sparking fears the e-commerce giant could represent a significant threat to telehealth vendors after a year of unrestrained growth in the sector. But though the idea of Amazon offering virtual care nationwide is unsettling for incumbents, Amazon Care’s
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Dive Brief: Virtual care company Doctor on Demand and clinical navigator Grand Rounds have announced plans to merge, creating a multibillion-dollar digital health firm. The goal of combining the two venture-backed companies, which will continue to operate under their existing brands for the time being, is to integrate medical and behavioral healthcare with patient navigation
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Many milestones could be considered to mark the one year point into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The first known coronavirus patient in the country was seen at Providence Medical Center on Jan. 21, 2020. The federal government declared the public health emergency 10 days later. The World Health Organization said the novel
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