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Sebelius’ Enroll America fundraising limited to two calls: GAO
By Paul Demko | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' fundraising efforts on behalf of a not-for-profit group leading Obamacare enrollment efforts were limited to two previously disclosed phone calls, according to a report issued Monday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
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Healthways to pay $9.4M to Minn. Blues over telehealth feud
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tennessee-based health services firm Healthways has agreed to pay $9.4 million to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to resolve a contract dispute regarding telehealth services, the company announced last week.
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Mednax acquires Anesthesia Associates in Virginia
By Rachel Landen | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Mednax, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced its acquisition Monday of Fredericksburg (Va.) Anesthesia Associates, the third Virginia-based anesthesia practice to join the national medical group's American Anesthesiology division.
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New Michigan rules seek to tighten doctor discipline
By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business | April 21, 2014
New state regulations that take effect July 1 aim to eliminate the ability of chairmen of the Michigan Board of Medicine and 26 other health-licensing boards to unilaterally end investigations of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
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BJC HealthCare tightens requirements for charity care
By Associated Press | April 20, 2014
Charity care has long been a core mission of BJC HealthCare, but the St. Louis area's largest employer is cutting back amid increasing financial pressures.
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Fla. hospital agrees to pay $7 million to settle suit
By Associated Press | April 20, 2014
All Children's Hospital has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging it violated anti-kickback laws by paying inflated salaries and bonuses to doctors so that they would bring in more patients and revenues.
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Illinois gov. promises new controls after Medicaid paid for dead
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014
Gov. Pat Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead.
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Kansas extending ban on expansion of Medicaid
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback has indefinitely extended a ban on expanding Medicaid in Kansas under the federal healthcare overhaul.
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Healthcare site flagged in Heartbleed review
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014
People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
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Daughters of Charity's credit rating lowered six notches to B-
By Melanie Evans | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Standard & Poor's lowered the credit rating for the faltering Daughters of Charity Health System in California by six notches, an unusually steep rating plunge that puts the organization at mid-speculative grade.
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