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New AHA chair-elect is Jim Skogsbergh of Advocate, and other moves
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Jim Skogsbergh, CEO of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, will be the next chair-elect of the American Hospital Association.
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California plans to cut Medicaid application backlog by September, CMS told
By Virgil Dickson | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
California hopes to decrease its Medicaid application backlog to 350,000 potential enrollees by September from the 600,000 applications it had on hand at the end of June, the state said in a letter sent to the CMS earlier this week.
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Eshoo, Pallone campaign for key committee spot with contributions to other lawmakers
By Paul Demko | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Reps. Frank Pallone and Anna Eshoo continue to dole out contributions to their colleagues in hopes of bolstering their own chances at landing the top Democratic slot on the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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Missouri governor vetoes limits on health navigators
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.
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CMS to states: Clock is ticking to fix Medicaid-access tech woes
By Virgil Dickson | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is quizzing six states about whether technical woes are delaying Medicaid access for their residents, and if so, when and how states plan to fix the glitches. The states involved have until Monday to respond to the query sent to them June 27.
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Two Michigan HIEs merge to form Great Lakes Health Connect
By Joseph Conn | July 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Michigan's two largest health information exchange organizations, Michigan Health Connect, Grand Rapids, and Great Lakes Health Information Exchange, East Lansing, have completed plans announced in January to form Great Lakes Health Connect.
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Prime Healthcare enters Michigan, looks to Jersey next
By Bob Herman | July 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services has closed on its acquisition of Garden City (Mich.) Hospital, its first facility in Michigan. The deal marks another step eastward for the Ontario, Calif.-based for-profit hospital operator. Several hospitals in New Jersey are on the brink of joining Prime as well.
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Beaumont merger creates major Detroit-area system, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The boards of three southeast Michigan health systems—Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn and Botsford Health Care in Farmington Hills—have given the green light to merge, creating a $3.8 billion combined organization.
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Beaumont merger creates major Detroit-area system
By Bob Herman | June 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The boards of three health systems located in Southeast Michigan have given the green light to merge, creating a $3.8 billion combined organization.
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Michigan may let nurses do some of doctors' work
By Detroit News | June 23, 2014
As newly insured patients flood Michigan’s health system, legislation could make it possible for nurses with advanced education to take some of the workload off the increasingly short supply of primary-care doctors.
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