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Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

  1. 5,800 COVID-19 infections detected among 77 million vaccinated people: CDC   Beckers Hospital Review   A small proportion of Americans – about 5,800 out of nearly 77 million – have contracted COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated against the infection, CDC officials told CNN.
  2. Change Healthcare shareholders approve $13B UnitedHealth deal Beckers Payers Issues  Shareholders of Change Healthcare approved a $13 billion deal to become part of UnitedHealth Group’s OptumInsight.
  3. BCBS of Rhode Island partners with AI to identify chronic conditions Beckers Payer Issues  Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island partnered with Diagnostic Robotics to assist in identifying risks for chronic conditions in its members to curb unnecessary hospitalizations.
  4. Ascension Michigan chief marketing officer leaving in June Beckers Hospital Review Jan Cosby Adams, the longtime chief marketing officer of Warren-based Ascension Michigan, is leaving Ascension Michigan’s parent company, St. Louis-based Ascension, according to an April 14th memo to leaders and staff.
  5. Better Medicare Alliance Touts Support for Audio-only Telehealth mhealthintelligence The Better Medicare Alliance has submitted a letter signed by more than 30 groups supporting coverage for audio-only telehealth in Medicare Advantage and PACE programs during the pandemic.

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