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Written on Mar 1, 2023

Amazon made headlines recently when it completed its $3.9 billion purchase of hybrid primary care company One Medical. But what exactly does One Medical do? 

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a proposed rule designed to address the administrative hassles of prior authorization by requiring certain payers to implement an automated process, meet shorter time frames for decision making and improve transparency.  

Waivers of a 3-day stay requirement for patients covered by accountable care organizations did not lead to more bad outcomes or lengthen nursing home stays, a federal analysis has found. 

U.S. patients are tired of waiting weeks or months for appointments that are over in minutes. They’re tired of high prices and surprise bills. They’re tired of providers who treat them like electronic health record entries, rather than people. Patients are, in a phrase, burned out.