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Morning Headlines 4/17/18

CMS Paid Practitioners for Telehealth Services That Did Not Meet Medicare Requirements

An OIG analysis finds that CMS erroneously paid out $3.7 million for telemedicine claims that did not meet Medicare requirements.

Pentagon wants to spot illnesses by monitoring service members’ smartphones

DARPA awards a $5.1 million contract to KryptoWire to develop the Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health program.

HealthInsight and Qualis Health Announce Formal Merger Agreement

Healthcare consulting firms HealthInsight and Qualis Health announce formal merger plans.

Nokia’s Health division is up for sale (again) and Nest is interested

Google-backed Nest expresses interest in purchasing Nokia’s consumer health division, which includes the Withings assets acquired for $190 million in 2016.