Aspirus to partner with WPS Health Solutions on new insurance company | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aspirus, Wausau, Wis., and WPS Health Solutions, Madison, Wis., are partnering to start a new health insurance company that will sell health plans in 16 counties in north-central Wisconsin.
Minn. Blues, Medica notch big growth in public insurance | Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis-based UCare's pain over a lost state contract has resulted in big enrollment gains for two rival health insurers. The HMO division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota added about 162,000 members in state public health insurance programs between December and January, according to new state data, while Minnetonka-based Medica added 120,000.
State and federal agencies will share information on cyber-security threats to New Jersey's hospitals under an agreement signed on Tuesday. The agreement creates a formal reporting and notification system that could help prevent breaches of patient data and malicious disruptions of hospital operations, state officials claim. They also say it could provide crucial information during a national emergency or terrorist attack.
Telehealth expansion bill moves forward in Fla. Senate | Sunshine State News
The Florida Legislature's Senate Health Policy Committee approved to expand telehealth in the state. Last year, no bills addressing telehealth passed through the Legislature.
U of New Mexico Hospital officials make the case for new 408-bed hospital | Albuquerque Journal
University of New Mexico Hospital officials outlined plans Tuesday for a new $600 million hospital intended to reduce wait times for emergency room patients, better handle an expected growth in the state's senior population, and increase the number of patients that UNMH can accept from other hospitals.
Cincinnati women seeking abortions for anomalies lose hospital option | Cincinnati Enquirer
Women seeking abortions after diagnoses of fatal fetal anomalies can no longer have the procedure at a Cincinnati hospital. The last hospital in Greater Cincinnati to allow these abortions, The Christ Hospital in Mount Auburn, two months ago stopped permitting physicians to perform them.