Amazon Care to launch across U.S. this summer, offering millions of individuals and families immediate access to high-quality medical care and advice—24 hours a day, 365 days a year

(Amazon, March 17, 2021)

"Companies of all sizes, including Amazon’s own workforce, will be able to access Amazon Care’s on-demand healthcare service, boosting workplace benefits for employees nationwide.”


[Article] Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Releases Report to Congress on Medicare Payment Policy

(MedPAC, March 15, 2021)

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its March 2021 Report to Congress with several recommendations for reform including: no payment increases for ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), new reporting requirements for ASC cost data, revised benchmarks and coding practices for Medicare Advantage, and temporary continuation of expanded telehealth coverage."



Greater transparency and interoperability in health care

(Deloitte, January 25, 2021)

"While complying with regulations on data-sharing, stakeholders have the opportunity to think strategically about price transparency and interoperability for longer-term competitive advantage by improving care delivery and creating a more consumer-friendly experience."

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Unite Us lands $150M for its platform to address SDoH

(MobiHealth News, March 16, 2021)

"Over the last year social determinants of health have come into the spotlight during the coronavirus pandemic. The Unite Us technology is focused on connecting community-based organizations to health organization, insurers, governments and nonprofits."

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Grand Rounds and Doctor On Demand to Merge, Creating First of its Kind Patient-Centric Integrated Virtual Healthcare Company

(Business Wire on Behalf of Grand Rounds, March 16, 2021)

"Combination of leaders in innovative telehealth and data-driven clinical navigation will revolutionize how millions of Americans receive healthcare."