Primary care company VillageMD acquires Healthy Interactions, a developer of patient education programs geared toward increasing medication adherence. VillageMD will offer the programs, available for several chronic conditions, in virtual, in-person, and hybrid formats at Village Medical and Village Medical at Walgreens locations by the end of 2022.
VillageMD and Walgreens have opened more than 80 co-located primary care practices in 12 markets, each offering in-person, at-home, or virtual services. They plan to open another 120 locations by the end of the year.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
National Medical Billing Services, a RCM company serving ASCs and surgical practices, acquires competitor National Billing Partners.
Women’s healthcare provider HerMD raises $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Jazz Venture Partners. The Cincinnati-based company will use the funding to expand beyond its two clinics and add virtual care services.
Announcements and Implementations
I2I incorporates HealthTalk A.I.’s patient engagement software with its population health technology for FQHCs and other providers in underserved markets.
Research and Innovation
An Inbox Health survey of 140 practices and medical billing companies reveals that half of surveyed providers have had patients leave because of perceived billing issues. Fewer than half of practices are satisfied with their current billing processes. Both practices and billing companies note that collecting patient balances is their top patient responsibility challenge.
Charlotte Radiology (NC) notifies patients of a December data breach in which hackers stole copies of system documents containing PHI.
- Medicomp Systems releases a new episode of its Tell Me Where It Hurts Podcast featuring CEO Dave Lareau.
- Nordic releases a new podcast, “How interoperability and cloud transformations can support healthcare organizations.”
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