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Health care news from around the web: September 19 – 23, 2022

Written on Sep 21, 2022

Meta faces mounting questions from Congress on health data privacy as hospitals remove Facebook tracker 
Meta is facing mounting questions about its access to sensitive medical data following an investigation that found the company’s pixel tracking tool collecting details about patients’ doctor’s appointments, prescriptions, and health conditions on hospital websites. 

Employers' coming health care crunch 
All signs are pointing toward significantly higher health costs in the employer market next year, which will translate into larger-than-normal premium increases. 

HHS targeting mental health pay parity in new roadmap 
The administration is suggesting reforms to the way behavioral health is financed, particularly through programs such as Medicaid. 

In-person patient portal training raises patient satisfaction 
New research findings have concluded that in-person patient portal training can boost patient portal use, consequently improving patient satisfaction and engagement.