Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield sues hospitals over OMNIA criticism; Kentucky hospitals form cost-cutting collaborative;

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> Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is fighting back in its feud with the state's hospitals over its new OMNIA tiering system. It has filed suit against Holy Name Medical Center and The Valley Hospital, claiming a billboard campaign it launched to criticize OMNIA was false, misleading and defamatory, NJ.com reported. Article

> Ten hospitals in Kentucky have formed a collaborative aimed at lowering costs and sharing resources, according to WKMS radio. Article

> Cambia Health Solutions has shut down its startup company that created a cost calculator app for patients, Healthcare Dive reported. Article

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> A Maryland nonprofit and a Baltimore federally qualified health center have launched a joint effort to coordinate primary care services and reduce unnecessary hospital use. Article

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week published a final rule clarifying requirements for face-to-face encounters for Medicaid beneficiaries to be eligible to receive home health services; the rule outlines that telehealth can be used for such encounters. Article

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