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How Washington’s favorite cancer fighter helps himself

A Politico investigative report on Patrick Soon-Shiong finds that the majority of funds distributed by the healthcare billionaire’s non-profit, NantHealth Foundation, ultimately flow back into his own businesses. Shares fell 14.4 percent after the report was published Monday, and dropped another 4.7 percent Tuesday. This follows a STAT investigative piece published in March that uncovered similar practices and drove shares down 35 percent following publication.

Association Between Hospitals’ Engagement in Value-Based Reforms and Readmission Reduction in the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program

A longitudinal study published in JAMA finds that participation in one or more of Medicare’s value-based reimbursement programs is associated with reductions in 30-day risk-standardized readmission rates.

SA Health CIO defends EPAS following coroner’s criticism

South Australia Health CIO Bill Le Blanc defends the health system’s EPAS after the state coroner publically complained that the readability and formatting of printed reports are preventing clinicians from effectively doing their jobs.

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