A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.
Ben Breier, president and COO of Kindred Healthcare, will take over next year as CEO of the Louisville, Ky.-based post-acute-care operator, which is in the process of ballooning into a $7.1 billion company through the buyout of another large post-acute company.
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Mercy Health System, a three-hospital, not-for-profit based in Janesville, Wis., and Rockford (Ill.) Health System, a two-hospital not-for-profit, will merge to create a new health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
About 10.3 million nonelderly adults who previously had no health insurance have since gained some form of coverage, either through Medicaid or the exchanges, since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's inaugural open-enrollment period last year, a new government report shows.
Doctors will be paid for Medicare care coordination, wellness and behavioral health telehealth visits. But, under final rules issued by the CMS late Friday, physicians also could see all Medicare payments cut by roughly 21% in April if the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula cuts are allowed...
Premier healthcare alliance member-owners now have the chance to convert their shares and sell their stock in the firm, a year after the company went public.What they will do and when is still not known however.
The CMS has hit the pause button on enforcing its own rule requiring the use of a national health plan identifier. The rule has garnered industry criticism, so this pause could be recognition that perhaps the rule should be reconsidered.
Spectra254 is a company that launched earlier this year and currently sells its portable disinfection technology in 10 hospitals. But the global outbreak of Ebola has heightened interest in its platform, which is designed to be both mobile and affordable.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat whose second and last term runs through December 2015, was one of the first Southern governors to expand Medicaid and create a state-operated insurance exchange.