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First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets U.S. OK

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets U.S. OK

By Associated Press  |  February 15, 2018

The test doesn't detect concussions and the approval won't immediately change how patients with suspected concussions are treated. But it allows Banyan Biomarkers to commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the race to find a way to diagnose concussions.

Hill-Rom Holdings CEO to retire

Hill-Rom Holdings CEO to retire

By Evonne Liu  |  January 26, 2018

Hospital bed supplier Hill-Rom Holdings said today that CEO John J. Greisch will retire. The Chicago-based company has begun a search for a new CEO and expects to complete it in the April-to-June quarter.

CMS moves to reduce Medicaid spending on medical equipment

CMS moves to reduce Medicaid spending on medical equipment

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 27, 2017

The CMS will ask the White House to allow it to evaluate whether states are overpaying for medical equipment in comparison to Medicare rates. Medical equipment providers say the crackdown comes as they are already struggling financially.

IlliniCare slashing rates to Medicaid suppliers

IlliniCare slashing rates to Medicaid suppliers

By Kristen Schorsch  |  November 16, 2017

IlliniCare, a private insurer that's part of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's Medicaid managed-care overhaul, is cutting reimbursement rates to medical suppliers by up to 50%.

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

By Steven R. Strahler  |  August 21, 2017

More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.

Hospitals see improved outcomes, lower costs as blood transfusions drop

By Alex Kacik  |  July 21, 2017

Blood transfusions have been a long-standing practice at health systems, despite known complications, and are believed to improve patient outcomes. A new study finds the costs and potential risks associated with the procedures outweigh the benefits.

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