Northeast News

Harvard Pilgrim forms venture with New Hampshire systems

By Melanie Evans and Michael Sandler  |  October 10, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System and Frisbie Memorial Hospital will jointly own a new company with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care that will share clinical information and financial risk for 80,000 New Hampshire residents to support population-health efforts.

N.Y. dual-eligibles demo enrollment dropping

By Andis Robeznieks and Virgil Dickson  |  October 03, 2015

New York's experiment to better coordinate care for low-income and disabled state residents who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare is losing hundreds of beneficiaries.

North Shore-LIJ system rebranding as Northwell Health

By Melanie Evans  |  September 19, 2015

North Shore-LIJ Health System is dropping the references to its origins in its name as the system rapidly expands. The Great Neck, N.Y.-based system will spend “tens of millions of dollars” to brand the parent company of its 21 hospitals, employed doctors and health insurance arm as Northwell Health.

North Shore-LIJ insurance unit sees revenue surge, but posts loss

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 05, 2015

Revenue within the health insurance division of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System tripled in the past year, and the Great Neck, N.Y.-based organization has no intentions of slowing down investment in its payer operations.

New York approves latest North Shore-LIJ deal

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 29, 2015

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System has won state approval to acquire Peconic Bay Medical Center, one of the latest targets of the system's ambitious push to expand its market and diversify.

North Shore-LIJ formalizes Maimonides partnership

North Shore-LIJ formalizes Maimonides partnership

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 22, 2015

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System has finalized a partnership with Brooklyn's Maimonides Medical Center as the suburban giant extends its reach into New York City.

N.Y. exchange plans to see average 7.1% rate bump

By Bob Herman  |  August 08, 2015

Health insurance premiums on New York's state-run exchange will rise an average of 7.1% next year. But rates differ greatly by payer, plan type and region, highlighting the difficulties of relying on rough averages.

Two N.J. systems sue state over emergency services law

Two N.J. systems sue state over emergency services law

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 01, 2015

Two New Jersey health systems are suing the state, contending a new law unfairly takes away their role as advanced emergency medical service providers in their service areas.

Barnabas, Robert Wood Johnson forming largest N.J. system

Barnabas, Robert Wood Johnson forming largest N.J. system

By Melanie Evans  |  July 18, 2015

Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System plan to combine their 11 hospitals to form New Jersey's largest health system by revenue. Along with another pending deal, the move would consolidate the majority of hospital care in central New Jersey into two health systems.

Delaware latest state to require payment for telemedicine

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 11, 2015

Delaware has become the 29th state to require health insurers to pay for telemedicine after the state's governor approved an updated law regulating the virtual healthcare services. But some say the legislation lacks a distinction that could diminish the cost-saving benefits of telehealth.

Mass. lawmakers discuss behavioral healthcare crisis

Mass. lawmakers discuss behavioral healthcare crisis

By Andis Robeznieks  |  July 04, 2015

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are debating bills that seek to reduce boarding of behavioral health patients in hospital emergency departments and to keep them from being housed in correctional facilities.

Rhode Island sees spike in STD infections

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 30, 2015

Rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Rhode Island, a trend the state's health department attributes to better testing as well as increased rates of high-risk sexual behavior. And social media also could be playing a role.

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