Pa. hospitals decry governor’s funding veto | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In the grand scheme, the line-item veto of supplemental funds for a few dozen Pennsylvania hospitals last month by Gov. Tom Wolf does not carry the weight, and certainly did not garner the attention, that education funding or pension reform has in the ongoing state budget impasse. But hospital association executives say the cuts come awfully close to the muscle and bones of hospital operations.
WakeMed ACO strikes value-based deal with Cigna | Triangle Business Journal
In another move that shows a desire by health insurers to pay doctors and hospitals for value–not just a fee for service– Cigna reached a deal with WakeMed Key Community Care meant to lower overall medical costs.
Alabama Medicaid needs $156M more in 2017 | (Florence, Ala.) Times Daily
The state Medicaid Agency said it will need $841 million from the state’s general fund in 2017, a $156 million increase from the current year. The request at Wednesday’s legislative budget hearings was met with frustration from lawmakers.
Ill. city wants hospital to halt construction of replacement facility in nearby town | Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat
The city of Belleville, Ill., wants to stop construction at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital’s replacement hospital in O’Fallon, according to the latest motions in the lawsuit filed by the city. The city aims to overturn the state’s approval of the $253 million project, which was granted in April.
Healthcare messaging startup MPulse raises $10 million | L.A. Business Journal
Messaging system developer mPulse Mobile of Encino, Calif., has raised a $10 million Series A Round. MPulse automates patient and healthcare provider communications over SMS, in-app messaging and emails. The Series A funding will be used to enhance analytical capabilities of mPulse’s software.
Texas hospital names new CEO after nationwide search | D Healthcare Daily
North Hills Hospital, an HCA facility in North Richland Hills, Texas, has selected Xavier Villarreal to take over as CEO after its longtime leader’s departure late last year.