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How ending CSR payment reimbursements could impact N.C. ’s ACA market
Following the Trump administration ’s announcement late last week that it would end federal reimbursement to health insurers for cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments, uncertainties loom for the future of North Carolina’s Affordable Care Act market with open enrollment for 2018 just around the corner. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

How an expansive provider network helps employers keep health care costs down
As employers grapple with how to keep health care costs in check – one of the most critical challenges facing business owners today – they want solutions such as a large and expansive provider network, collaboration with doctors within that network, and tiered options so their premiums are spent efficiently. One of the larger networks in New England is Tufts Health Plan network, which covers every hospital and 51,000 providers across Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The expansiveness… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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Healthy, happy employees can minimize an employer ’s health care costs
When workers are healthy and like their employer ’s health plan, it can lead to better workplace morale, increased productivity and more predictable health care costs. Tufts Health Plan Received the Highest Rating Possible - ‘5’ out of ‘5’ - from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its Private HMO and PPO Plans. It is the only health plan in the nation to receive the 5 out of 5 rating for both its HMO and PPO products. This is the 13th consecutive year that Tufts Health Plan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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Nurses union demands executive director's resignation over alleged 'financial irregularities'
The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals said Tuesday it "demanded and received" the resignation of the union's executive director after a routine audit conducted by an outside accounting firm discovered some "financial irregularities." Bill Cruice had led PASNAP during a period of rapid growth that saq its membership grow by nearly 70 percent last year to more than 8,000 members after it signed nurses at five area hospitals. The financial irregularities concerned allegedly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Baltimore is the sixth healthiest city in the U.S., here's why
Baltimore is the sixth healthiest city in America, with a steady overall population health and high-quality hospitals, according to a new report. Healthgrades, an independent health care ratings organization, released its inaugural National Health Index today, ranking the top-25 cities that are "leading the way in American health and health care." The index is based on data compiled from Healthgrades' own ratings data, consumer responses to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveys and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Biotech unicorn Moderna faces more turnover in top ranks
So this year, the Cambridge company has lost the head of its cancer division, its top lawyer, and its chief business officer. Now three more research and development officials have quietly stepped down. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

HCA pays $22M for site to build hospital near Nova Southeastern University
HCA Healthcare acquired a Davie property for $22 million, with plans to build a teaching hospital near Nova Southeastern University. HCA Health Services of Florida, an affiliate of the hospital giant (NYSE: HCA), purchased 7.5 acres at 3400 S. University Drive from University Associates Limited, a joint venture between Miami-based Brandon Co. and a for-profit arm of NSU. George Hanbury, the president of NSU, said the sold land includes part of the parking lot and the southern portion of a shopping… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Planet Fundraiser and Children's of Alabama form partnership
Planet Fundraiser, the Birmingham-based mobile philanthropy app, and Children ’s Hospital of Alabama are partnering to advance the mission of Children’s Hospital through additional community support.  “Having a pediatric hospital of Children’s caliber right here in Birmingham is a boon to our community,” said Kasey Birdsong, founder and CEO of Planet Fundraiser. “ We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with Children’s to help expand their ecosystem of supporters by granting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Passport Health Plan names executive director for new foundation
Passport Health Plan announced Tuesday the executive director for its recently created foundation. Keisha Deonarine will lead Passport's new philanthropic effort, according to a news release. Her first day on the job was Monday, according to Michael Rabkin, communications director for Passport Health. Deonarine joins the Louisville nonprofit insurer after most recently working for 10 months at the American Heart Association in Louisville as senior community health director. Before that, she… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Cosmetic surgical practice moving to new westside location
The business will open in its new site in mid-November. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

How to do annual enrollment better
Like it or not, annual enrollment arrives like clockwork for your employee benefits plan. Each year, your benefits plans will renew. New rates will be announced, and you and your employees will be faced with important decisions. Although you know it’s coming, few people are prepared — and most don’t start their planning early enough.   You face several challenges: Finding plans that are affordable for the employer and employees doesn’t happen on its own. Here are a few considerations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Pariseau Source Type: news

Mass. biotech jobs hit all-time high as drug pipeline swells
Massachusetts is in the midst of a drug research and development boom — and industry trade group MassBio has the jobs numbers and pipeline data to prove it. MassBio released its annual “snapshot” report on Tuesday outlining some of the major trends that are shaping the local biopharma sector. One of those is continued employment growth: according to the report, the total number of biopharma workers in Massachusetts rose by nearly 5 percent in 2016, to 66,053, marking at least the 10th consecutive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Drugmaker Novartis to close 450-employee Sandoz plant in Broomfield
Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG plans to reduce or drop production of some generic drugs and will close its 450-employee Sandoz plant in Broomfield over the next two years as a result. The Sandoz facility has been in Broomfield for 42 years. Novartis (NYSE: NVS) plans to consolidate production of drug ingredients at a sister plant in Wilson, North Carolina, and shut down the Broomfield manufacturing plant by the end of 2019, the company said. “With several products no longe r competitive in saturated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Greg Avery Source Type: news

UC Davis raises $67 million for envisioned Veterinary Medical Center
University of California Davis has raised more than half of its $115 million fundraising goal, which will go toward updating several of the school's critical veterinary facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Group buys former G & K Services building in Minnetonka
UnitedHealth Group paid $22 million for the headquarters of G&K Services next door to its Minnetonka campus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Nick Halter Source Type: news

Whalen: New hires give Spencer Fane 'unique' experience in health care law
The recent addition of six attorneys from Lathrop Gage with specialties in health care gives the Kansas City-based law firm Spencer Fane a wider base of expertise in that industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

Outside developers dispel ‘monolith’ of EHR systems
As third-party developers attach their products to electronic health record systems, their customers have more flexibility to meet individual needs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

How Kansas, Missouri health markets will respond to Trump orders
Kansas and Missouri won ’t see immediate rate increases after President Donald Trump ended subsidies for individual plans on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, but it’s unclear how the changes will affect insurance companies — and patients — in the long term. On Thursday, Trump confirmed that he would end cost-sh aring reductions (CSRs), which delivered $7 billion to reduce out-of-pocket limits and deductibles for beneficiaries below 250 percent of the federal poverty level. Congress had… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

UAB researchers make discovery for treating seizure disorders
UAB researchers have made a discovery in seizure and epilepsy diseases in the brain.   The researchers found that inducing a biochemical alteration in proteins located in the brain though a dietary supplement glucosamine, is able to rapidly dampen pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models. The protein, named O-GlcNAcylation, was heavily researched. It was discovered the protein has a regulating effect in treating pathological hyperexcitablility in the brain.  Pathological hyperexcitablility… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Orlando Health moves forward with $90M Horizon West hospital
Orlando Health  is seeking approval for a permit to begin work on a $90 million, 103-bed hospital tower as part of a big medical campus in fast-growing Horizon West. Orlando Health Central Inc. on Oct. 13 filed an application seeking an environmental resource permit from the South Florida Water Management Dis trict. The permit would pave the way for site work to begin on the project, which is part of the second phase of what's being called the Orlando Health Central Porter Road Medical Campus.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Report praises Nashville as an emerging tech hub
Nashville's tech scene has been growing for a while, and now it's receiving recognition as one of the leaders in the region. According to a new study by BIP-Capital, an Atlanta-based venture capitol firm, Nashville, Atlanta, Miami, Northern Virginia and Raleigh-Durham are emerging as market-leading tech-innovation hubs. The report, titled "The State of Startups in the Southeast," based its findings on the amount of mone y being invested in startups over the past five years. The report says $1.9… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Health care clinic among those coming to new Triad shopping center
The company has clinics throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Spencer Fane lures six attorneys from larger KC competitor
Kansas City law firm Spencer Fane LLP has boosted the size of its health care practice by adding six attorneys from a larger competitor in town. Spencer Fane announced Monday that four attorneys from Lathrop Gage LLP will join as partners, with two becoming of counsel. The new partners at Spencer Fane are Brett Bogan, Donn Herring, Andrew Ramirez and Julie Roth. The two of counsel attorneys are Stacy Harper and Reed Williams, the firm an nounced in a Monday release. Ramirez led Lathrop’s health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

Hungry for growth, Aratana takes new pet drug to market
Aratana Therapeutics, a Leawood animal health company, took its third treatment — an appetite stimulant for dogs — to market on Friday. The Leawood-based company had delayed the release of the drug, called Entyce, as the company waited for FDA approval to transfer and scale up its manufacturing. At market close, the company’s stock was valued at $6.25. The announcement pushed up the stock price in after-hour trading, to $6.95 a share as of 7 a.m. on Monday, according to Yahoo Finance. Entyce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Washington University gets $3.7 million to study neurological disorders
Washington University has received $3.7 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to study neurological disorders linked to manganese, an element found in smoke from steel production and coal fires. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

$7 million hospital, YMCA project on track to open next spring in Saratoga County
The daycare and regional therapy center will be located just north of the $15 million Malta Med Emergent Care center near Exit 12 of the Northway. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

One of Cincinnati ’s largest public companies names new CEO
One of the largest public companies in Greater Cincinnati has a new leader. John “Jack” Kenny was named CEO of Meridian Biosience Inc. (Nasdaq: VIVO) effective Oct. 9, the company announced. Kenny’s appointment follows the company’s succession plan that was released earlier this year and comes after several months of searching for its next top executive. Former Meridian CEO John “Jack” Kraeutler has left his role and takes the title of executive chairman with the move, while Kenny… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Erin Caproni Source Type: news

Georgia International Awards: International Education Program Finalists
Students travel to that country and fit more than 7,000 amputees with prosthetic legs, invented and patented by Mercer biomedical engineering professor Ha Van Vo, at no cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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P2 rebrands as Population Health Collaborative
Health improvement group rebrands with focus on population health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Obamacare architect trashes Trump's effort to dismantle ACA
Affordable Care Act architect and MIT professor Jonathan Gruber said President Donald Trump is trying to dismantle the very foundations of health care in the U.S., criticizing recent decisions by his administration as being ineffective and self-serving. On Thursday, Trump gutted some of the pillars of the Affordable Care Act, first signing an executive order that will allow small businesses to purchase insurance as a group and also let individuals to purchase less robust plans for longer periods… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

New York will sue over Trump's decision to end health insurance subsidies
New York will sue the Trump administration over its decision to end certain health insurance subsidies, which threatens the coverage of 700,000 people in the state. "With a swipe of a pen, President Trump puts the health of New Yorkers at risk," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. The subsidies provide 25 percent of the funding for New York's Essential Plan, which provides coverage to people with low incomes who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. "B ig picture, there is concern that it… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Maryland attorney general to sue, regulators eye options as Trump dumps ACA subsidies
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh threatened to sue the Trump Administration after the president said he will not continue to pay federal subsidies that reduce the cost of consumer health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Trump said the cost-sharing reduction subsidies, which are paid by the federal government to insurance carriers to help lower the cost of co-payments and deductibles for some consumers, were essentially "payoffs" to the carriers. His move puts major financial pressure on… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Q & A: Next UF Health Jacksonville CEO talks about the challenges ahead
See what the new CEO of UF Health Jacksonville plans to do in his new role (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Junior Skepple Source Type: news

Why regulators — again — are giving this Peninsula company pain
The Food and Drug Administration rejected a pain drug delivery system from the company, three years after rejecting another system three years ago. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Georgia insurers anticipated Trump decision scrapping health subsidies
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens knew what he was talking about earlier this month when the state agency signed off on huge premium request increases for the four carriers still participating in Georgia's insurance exchange. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

As Trump guts Obamacare, Massachusetts health industry reacts
As insurers gathered in Massachusetts for the start of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans annual event Friday morning, one thing was on everyone ’s mind — Trump. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Novavax announces a major leadership change
Gaithersburg vaccine biotech Novavax Inc. announced Friday its finance chief, Barclay "Buck" Phillips, is leaving the company. Phillips submitted his resignation as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer "to pursue an expanded opportunity in the industry," the company said. Phillips will step down Nov. 10 and provide financial, accounting and transition consulting services to Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) t hrough the end of the year. Novavax CEO Stan Erck will act as interim CFO… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

What Nashville health care companies have to learn from the city's music industry
Joe Calloway, a business author and consultant for more than 30 years, joined The Disruption Lab as a principal in September to add a fresh perspective inside the Nashville-based innovation consulting firm. Next week, Calloway and Disruption Lab founding principal Phil Gibbs are traveling with a group of executives to New York and Barcelona, Spain as part of the firm's Executive Innovation Program. On the excursion, business leaders will learn about IBM's Watson, visit a state-of-the-art hospital, … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Houston Methodist Hospital receives $101M gift
Houston Methodist Hospital has received its largest philanthropic gift in its nearly 100-year history. Paula and Rusty Walter and their Houston-based company, Walter Oil& Gas Corp., have donated $101 million to the hospital, according to a press release. Houston Methodist will also raise $66 million in matching funds. “The Walters are treasured members of our Houston Methodist family, so we are deeply moved by their generosity,” said Dr. Marc Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist, in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jen Para Source Type: news

Georgia lawmakers to consider Medicaid tax credit
Georgia businesses that are willing to provide health insurance to workers who otherwise would be eligible for Medicaid would receive tax credits under a proposal the General Assembly is expected to take up this winter. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Two decades in, Cropp continues to lead Independent Health
Dr. Michael Cropp says he's still energized and looking forward to continuing as CEO at the $2.1 billion health plan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medaille partnership tackles behavioral health with help from students
A mental health outpatient treatment center on the Buffalo campus provides much-needed community services while serving as a counselor-in-training facility for students in three graduate programs: master's in clinical mental health counseling, master's in marriage and family therapy and doctorate in clinical psychology. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jane Schmitt Source Type: news

Redefining the traditional hospital meals
Western New York ’s bounty increasingly has been showing up on hospital patients’ plates in such forms as fresh chives sprinkled on fish, real mashed potatoes and ratatouille. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: ANNEMARIE FRANCZYK Source Type: news

Decoding cancer: Hopes rise for a new age of precision medicine
Treatments targeting the molecular features of a tumor could usurp chemotherapy — but at a price. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: By David Crow in New York Source Type: news

Health care sector confronts data breaches
Health care organizations face increasing threats from cyber criminals. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the health care sector experienced more cybersecurity breaches in 2015 than any other group. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Allissa Kline Source Type: news

Individual Obamacare rates to increase 50%, says Wisconsin insurance commissioner
A combination of health insurers ’ need to cover risks associated with the possible loss of federal subsidies and the exit of Molina Healthcare from the Wisconsin market has fueled an eye-popping average rate increase of 50 percent on the Obamacare exchange in Wisconsin for 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood kept clinic site secret
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin ’s CEO cited “the hostile environment we’re in” as the reason the organization kept under wraps for 14 months its plans for a new clinic in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Blue Cross to terminate contracts with Nivano, affecting over 45,000 patients
Anthem Blue Cross will transition 45,000 HMO members and Medi-Cal recipients from Nivano Physicians, reassigning about 4,000 patients to new primary care physicians. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

FDA advisory panel recommends approval of Spark Therapeutics' gene therapy
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted Thursday to recommend approval of Spark Therapeutics ’ application for its experimental gene therapy developed to treat vision loss caused by an inherited retinal disease. The vote by the Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee was unanimous. Spark's stock price was up about 2 percent at $86.20 per share in after-hours trading short ly after the committee's vote was announced. The company, which was spun out of Children’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Google-backed startup accused of misleading advertisers and manipulating data
Google-backed Outcome Health on Thursday was accused of misleading advertisers and manipulating information on its way to becoming a multibillion-dollar startup. Outcome Health installs video screens in medical offices, then pharmaceutical companies pay to run ads aimed at patients in the waiting rooms. Investors in the company include Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and CapitalG, the late-stage venture wing of Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) that was formerly known a s Google Capital. The company has raised… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Gina Hall Source Type: news