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Akido Labs acquires Chaparral Medical Group to create a medical network that will leverage Akido’s Care Delivery Platform, including social determinants of health-focused predictive analytics. Chaparral has 36 locations in California’s Pomona Valley.


CMG founder and President Prasad Jeereddi, MD will take on the additional role of Akido’s CMO.


September 22 (Thursday) 1 ET. “ICD-10-CM 2023 Updates and Regulatory Readiness.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: June Bronnert, MSHI, RHIA, marketing director, IMO; Julie Glasgow, MD, marketing manager, IMO. The yearly update to ICD-10-CM is almost here. Prepare your organization for a smooth transition, and avoid any negative impacts to your bottom line, with an in-depth look at the upcoming changes. Listen to IMO’s top coding professionals and thought leaders discuss the 2023 ICD-10-CM coding changes. This webinar will review additions, deletions, and other revisions to the ICD-10-CM code set and how to make sure you get properly reimbursed.

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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


Direct primary care company Everside Health has raised $164 million in growth equity funding. The company, which gears its services toward employers, will use some of the financing to improve its Everside 360 technology, particularly in the area of predictive analytics and care delivery. Everside’s origins stem from DPC provider Paladina Health and its acquisitions of competitors Healthstat, Activate Healthcare, and R-Health over the last several years.

Announcements and Implementations

Health Leaders Group, a vendor of ophthalmology practice management and EHR software, implements MeldRx health data management technology from Darena Solutions.


Multi-specialty medical group Up Medical (CA) selects patient engagement and care management capabilities from Memora Health.

Optimis Services incorporates Kareo’s clinical and practice management software with its cloud-based EHR and practice management OptimisPT software for rehab clinics.

Research and Innovation


An MGMA data dive into the performance and practices of successful medical groups finds that better-performing practices offered more same-day appointments (and thus collecting more co-payments at time of service) than their poorer-performing counterparts.



A Canadian couple takes out an ad – successfully – to find a new doctor. The newspaper’s editor says he’s never seen an ad like this one, nor the response it elicited: “It was all over Twitter and Facebook immediately. It was everywhere. It’s really a reflection of the scope of the problem that people are having getting doctors. A lot of people sympathized with that.”


Forbes posts quite a witty write-up about the electric vehicle-powered vasectomy performed at North Austin Urology in Texas. H/T to @boltyboy for tweeting about the story.

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