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Proposed Regulatory Framework for Modifications to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) - Discussion Paper and Request for Feedback: The FDA has issued a framework for regulating artificial intelligence/machine learning software and is asking for comments. This paper is very thought provoking and makes one consider the difference between a human-designed algorithm for machine use and the subconscious algorithms of humans themselves.

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About insurance

UnitedHealthcare and the AMA Collaborate to Understand and Address Social Barriers Preventing People’s Access to Better Health: The purpose of this deal between these two organizations is to develop data gathering tools to assess Social Determinant of Health (SDOH). The process will start with creation of about two dozen new ICD-10 codes related to SDOH.

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Experts on Capitol Hill: Solution to surprise billing should fall to hospitals, insurers—not patients: This article is a report about yesterday’s Congressional hearing on surprise billing. Despite Congressional attention and testimony by experts on the topic, we will need to wait to see if any meaningful action occurs to fix this problem. My bet is no.

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