Up to 25,000 could be affected by laptop stolen from New West employee | (Butte) Montana Standard
A laptop computer stolen from an employee of New West Health Services contains current and former customers' names and addresses, some of their Social Security and driver's license numbers, and may contain their medical, credit card and banking information.
Insurers push policies for coverage gaps | (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune
Call it insurance for your health insurance. As deductibles get bigger, insurers, such as Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealthcare, are pushing extra coverage that can help people with certain serious health problems cover out-of-pocket costs.
Nearby hospitals not fearful of new N.Y. health center | Utica (N.Y.) Observer Dispatch
For several smaller local hospitals, the prospect of a large regional medical center in downtown Utica, N.Y., is a welcome idea. “Ultimately, Mohawk Valley Health System must take the steps it feels necessary to assure it can meet the needs of the patients it serves.” said Dr. Vance Brown, Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO, in a statement.
Documents reveal 'appalling' overtime at Kansas state hospital | Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal
Larned (Kan.) State Hospital employees rack up significant overtime hours, internal reports show, with some logging in excess of 40 hours of overtime a week. The reports reveal that in recent weeks more than half of all employees in the hospital's nursing department have worked overtime.
Medicaid costs in Connecticut have a silver lining | Hartford (Conn.) Courant
Connecticut's Medicaid program is projected to cost the state and federal governments more than $6 billion this year, and it covers close to one in five state residents, a dramatic growth from a decade ago. But under the rising cost and enrollment trends, something else has been happening: the average per-person costs have been falling—particularly among those newly eligible for coverage under the federal health law.
Ohio's TriHealth seals affiliation deal with independent hospital | Cincinnati Business Courier
Dearborn County Hospital has finalized an affiliation agreement with Cincinnati-based TriHealth, which will include developing a clinic in Lawrenceburg, Ohio, that will be staffed by TriHealth subspecialists.