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St. Martin Hospital - #14 in the 2014 Best Places to Work in Healthcare
Lola Butcher | October 24, 2014
The 125 employees at St. Martin Hospital, a 25-bed critical-access hospital in Breaux Bridge, La., each year sign a pledge renewing their commitment to be respectful and supportive of one another. Their promises create a culture that makes for a happy workplace.
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Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency - #8 in the 2014 Best Places to Work in Healthcare
Mike Mitka | October 24, 2014
Although they work on a daily basis with dying patients and their grieving families, employees with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency consider their work to be life-affirming.
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DeSalvo leaving ONC for Ebola response team
By Joseph Conn and Darius Tahir | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, is leaving that position to become acting assistant secretary of health, effective immediately, sources tell Modern Healthcare.
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Shire to pay $56.5 million for improper drug marketing
Associated Press | September 25, 2014
The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that Irish drugmaker Shire will pay $56.5 million to settle allegations it broke the law in promoting five different drugs, including its attention deficit disorder drugs Adderall XR and Vyvanse.
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Jindal's ex-health secretary indicted on perjury
Associated Press | September 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary was charged Tuesday by a state grand jury with lying about his involvement in the award of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract.
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House backs bill extending small-group plans that violate ACA
Paul Demko | September 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Legislation that would allow insurers to continue selling small-group plans that don't comply with the coverage requirements of the federal healthcare law through 2018 cleared the House with bipartisan support on Wednesday. But there is practically no chance the proposal will be taken up this year...
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OIG audit finds Louisiana miscalculated Medicaid EHR payments
Joseph Conn | September 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Louisiana's Medicaid electronic health-record incentive payment program for hospitals made incorrect payments to 20 of 25 hospitals reviewed in the first year of the program. The state underpaid some but overpaid more than twice as many, owing the federal government about $1.8 million, according to...
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Federal judge blocks Louisiana's new abortion restrictions
Associated Press | September 01, 2014
A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.
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Carol Solomon: targeting chronic illness in New Orleans
Mike Mitka | August 29, 2014
Cajun and Creole foods and a “let the good times roll” attitude make New Orleans and its surrounding parishes a great place to visit, but they're also among the contributing factors making it difficult for residents to maintain healthy lifestyles. Statewide figures show Louisiana has...
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Changes in the works for Medicaid managed care in Louisiana
Associated Press | July 19, 2014
Louisiana's health department intends to rework how it pays the private managed-care networks that provide health services to two-thirds of the state's Medicaid patients, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration told lawmakers Friday.
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