Oregon's CCOs continue to slash ER visits, hospital admissions | Portland (Ore.) Business Journal
Oregon's 16 coordinated care organizations continue to reduce costly emergency room visits and hospital admissions for certain conditions, according to a report out this week. “The CCOs have made consistent and steady progress on many of the metrics,” said Medicaid Director Lori Coyner. “There are a few where we need more focus and effort.”
There remains huge variability in Massachusetts between the prices paid to different healthcare providers for the same services, and higher prices are not correlated to better quality, according to a study released Wednesday by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.
Panel rejects Wyoming Medicaid expansion proposal | Wyoming Public Radio
The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee has rejected a request by Gov. Matt Mead to include Medicaid Expansion in the state budget.
Indiana data breach suits to stay in state | (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Journal Gazette
After months of wrangling between lawyers in various federal courts around the country, the 30-plus lawsuits stemming from a medical data breach at Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Medical Informatics Engineering and its personal health information management system, No More Clipboard, will be handled locally.
Marshfield Clinic clears hurdle on path to new hospital | (Marshfield, Wis.) Hub City Times
Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic has received two conditional-use permits to construct a hospital. The approval came despite protests from competitor Ministry Health Care.
Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne Bump is launching an opioid working group with Attorney General Maura Healey and state and federal law enforcement agencies to identify doctors responsible for feeding the drug epidemic by overprescribing addictive painkillers.