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01/18/2021 - Modern Healthcare by: Tara Bannow
WASHINGTON, DC - The COVID-19 pandemic lit a fire beneath a trend that had already been heating up: hospitals hiring outside help to handle their billing and revenue collection.

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01/18/2021 - Modern Healthcare by: Nona Tepper
WASHINGTON, DC - CMS on Friday finalized a rule it estimates will save the federal government $75.4 million over the next decade in Medicare Advantage and Part D payments, with the agency crediting cost-savings to several measures enacted to curb prescription drug spending.

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01/18/2021 - The Herald-Dispatch by: Fred Pace
HUNTINGTON, WV - Following months of negotiations, nurses and nurse practitioners with Cabell Huntington Hospital have approved a three-year contract agreement with hospital executives.

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01/15/2021 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

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01/15/2021 - NPR by: Rob Stein
WASHINGTON, DC - Americans are being more careful to avoid catching and spreading the coronavirus but are still not being careful enough to slow the pandemic, especially with worrisome, apparently more contagious new variants looming.

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01/15/2021 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end "a crisis of deep human suffering" by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic's prolonged economic fallout.

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01/15/2021 - MetroNews by: Brad McElhinny
CHARLESTON, WV - Gov. Jim Justice has opened up West Virginia’s covid vaccinations to residents 70 and older, but officials also caution that demand is likely to exceed supply right now.

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