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School clinics are in session

School clinics are in session

By Erica Teichert  |  October 15, 2016

School-based health centers have been opening across the country as a new method to provide healthcare to vulnerable populations. “Kids tend to fall through the cracks," said Ishtar Gonzalez, a social worker at a school clinic in the Bronx sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center.

Federal judge blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood defunding

By Associated Press  |  September 30, 2016

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily prohibited Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, expanding her order requiring the state to continue paying for services for three patients who had sued over the move.

Another reason hospitals hate Medicare's site-neutral payment plans

By Erica Teichert  |  September 05, 2016

The CMS' plan to eliminate payments for new off-campus outpatient departments kicked up fierce opposition from hospitals, which stand to lose a significant amount of revenue. Hospitals also argue it puts them in substantial legal jeopardy.

Robust job growth in healthcare slows in August

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 02, 2016

After a year of strong hiring growth in the healthcare industry, job creation significantly decelerated in August but still remained on the plus side.

Senior Friendly Award: Swedish Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center

Senior Friendly Award: Swedish Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

Designers of the Swedish Edmonds (Wash.) Ambulatory Care Center harkened back to the history of its city, as well as looked forward to the newest elements of architecture and modern design to create a place so inviting it won this year's award for the most senior-friendly facility.

Banner Health buys 32 Arizona urgent-care centers

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 17, 2016

Banner Health said Wednesday that it has acquired 32 urgent-care centers in Arizona from Urgent Care Extra. Banner, which operates hospitals in seven Western states, said that the centers provide an important access point for patients outside of hospital emergency departments.

More jobs flood into healthcare sector in July

More jobs flood into healthcare sector in July

By Bob Herman  |  August 05, 2016

Anyone who thought healthcare hiring might finally slow down will have to wait at least another month. The healthcare industry added 43,200 jobs in July, the third-highest monthly total in the sector so far in 2016.

Regional and niche GPOs gain popularity

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 29, 2016

The expansion of a group purchasing organization serving the public health sector and the recent launch of similar organizations reflect new demands from providers who are faced with an increasingly consolidated GPO market, experts say.

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