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Pomelo Care, a virtual clinic specializing in pregnancy and newborn care, announces $33 million in funding. Founder and CEO Marta Kerns launched the company in 2021 after spending seven years at Flatiron Health.


June 22 (Thursday) 2 ET. “The End of COVID Public Health Emergency is Here. Is Your Rev Cycle Ready?” Sponsor: Waystar. Presenter: Vanessa L. Moldovan, commercial enablement + insights program manager, Waystar. This webinar will describe the proactive steps that are needed to avoid increased rejections and denials. It will cover regulatory waivers and flexibilities, major shifts in telehealth, changes to reimbursement, and the impact of the end of the PHE on Medicaid coverage.

July 12 (Wednesday) 2 ET. “101: National Network Data Exchanges.” Sponsor: Particle Health. Presenter: Troy Bannister, founder and CEO, Particle Health. It’s highly likely that your most recent medical records were indexed by a national Health Information Network (HIN). Network participants can submit basic demographic information into an API and receive full, longitudinal medical records sourced from HINs. Records come in a parsed, standardized format, on demand, with a success rate above 90%. There’s so much more to learn and discover, which is why Troy Bannister is going to provide a 101 on all things HIN. You will learn what HINs are, see how the major HINS compare, and learn how networks will evolve due to TEFCA.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present or promote your own.

Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


Cityblock Health, a tech-enabled primary and behavioral healthcare provider serving Medicaid and Medicare patients, will lay off 155 employees as part of an organizational restructuring plan. The company launched six years ago, and operates 12 clinics in five states and Washington, DC. It also offers home-based urgent care and virtual appointments.



Daymon Smith (Verily) joins Interwell Health as chief product and technology officer.


PracticeNow names Bethany Little (Community Brands) CEO.

Announcements and Implementations


Chicago Stem Cell Therapy & Pain Management Institute transitions from paper-based documentation to EClinicalWorks.

Government and Politics


CMS will launch a new primary care model – Making Care Primary – across eight states beginning July 1, 2024. The model will offer participating providers resources to:

  • provide patients with primary care that is coordinated, integrated, and accountable;
  • enter into value-based care arrangements; and
  • improve care quality and outcomes while decreasing costs.

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services announces $1.5 million in grant funding for providers interested in participating in its Centers for Excellence model. Qualifying providers, particularly those serving rural populations, can use the funding to attract specialty care providers, invest in new technology, and remodel physical spaces.

Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks releases a new podcast, “Prisma: Enhancements & Benefits for Clinicians.”
  • AdvancedMD publishes a new e-book, “The Private Equity M&A Playbook: A Guide for Private Practices.”

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