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Behind CMS’s $840M Move to Fix Physicians’ Practices
HealthLeaders Media

Most doctors don’t know it yet, but the federal government thinks far too many of them don’t have what it takes to provide the kind of care needed in the new value-over-volume world. So it’s dropping $840 million for projects that remodel the physicians’ office practices.

Behind the move are the government’s expectations that clinicians should:

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Covered California website working again
Sacramento Business Journal

Covered California’s website was back in operation Friday after a shut down Thursday night to make some fixes. Brokers and others had been unable to complete enrollments or report changes for at least week, raising concern of a website debacle when the second open enrollment opens Nov. 15. “The error message problem has been resolved,” Covered California spokesman Larry Hicks said late Friday. “We’ve had no (complaint) calls.”

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Google gives $3 million to Nadine Burke Harris’ Bayview clinic
San Francisco Chronicle

Google’s philanthropic arm will give $3 million to pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris’ Bayview clinic, which has earned international acclaim for its work linking the physical ailments of low-income children to their traumatic experiences. The three-year grant is a boon for Burke Harris’ Center for Youth Wellness, which has a $5 million annual budget. The facility focuses on what is known as adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress — issues like neglect, abuse, exposure to violence and household dysfunction that can damage a child’s developing brain and body.

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Rock Health to invest more cash into fewer digital health startups with new fund
MedCity News

San Francisco incubator Rock Health said it has raised a third seed fund of an undisclosed amount to support the growth of digital health startups with more capital.

With the new fund, Rock Health portfolio companies will get a 150 percent boost in capital investment, from $100,000 to $250,000, with the idea of funding fewer companies with more money.