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Northeast News

New York City ambulance owners say dispatch firm owes them millions

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 07, 2017

National MedTrans Network, a Long Island-based company that dispatches nonemergency ambulances in New York City, reported revenue increasing 1,765% from 2012 to 2015. Yet, the city's ambulance companies that answer its calls say the dispatcher owes them more than $2 million.

NYC public system kicks off project on CEO's last day

NYC public system kicks off project on CEO's last day

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  December 03, 2016

On his last day as CEO of NYC Health & Hospitals, Dr. Ram Raju presided over the groundbreaking of a $28 million ambulatory-care center on Staten Island.

More than 400 doctors opt to leave Tufts network

November 05, 2016

About 425 doctors from the New Bedford, Mass.-based system will exit the New England Quality Care Alliance and create their own physician network called the Southcoast Health Network.

Vermont's all-payer ACO set to start in January

Vermont's all-payer ACO set to start in January

By Shannon Muchmore  |  October 29, 2016

The program is modeled after a similar one from Maryland that covers only hospitals. The Vermont ACO will cover Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers, requiring those who participate to pay similar rates for all services.

SEIU urges New Jersey to force sale of five Prime hospitals

SEIU urges New Jersey to force sale of five Prime hospitals

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 24, 2016

The Service Employees International Union wants the attorney general of New Jersey to force a sale of five Prime Healthcare Services hospitals in response to a federal lawsuit against the hospital chain alleging it fraudulently billed Medicare.

ConnectiCare does about-face, will stay on state exchange

ConnectiCare does about-face, will stay on state exchange

By Erica Teichert  |  September 17, 2016

ConnectiCare said it discussed its planned departure with state regulators and its beneficiaries and ultimately decided to stay in the ACA market. The company had earlier said it would leave in the wake of a state court's Sept. 9 rejection of the insurer's attempt to force through a proposed 27% average premium hike.

New Jersey co-op insurer latest to close its doors

By Erica Teichert  |  September 17, 2016

Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey will be placed in rehabilitation, which will allow current customers to continue to use their health insurance policies through year-end. The state Banking and Insurance Department said the co-op will advise clients on their 2017 options.

Mylan school contracts for EpiPens under probe by NY AG

By Adam Rubenfire and Erica Teichert  |  September 10, 2016

Eric Schneiderman's office is investigating Mylan over “potentially anticompetitive terms” in its sales contracts with school systems in the state. Such terms were discovered in a preliminary review by the attorney general's office, according to a news release.

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