Cleveland's hospitals compete to land HealthSpan doctors and new patients | Cleveland Plain Dealer
As HealthSpan prepares to shutter its physicians group next month, Cleveland hospitals are competing to land the company's doctors and the additional business they could bring from thousands of patients across the region.
What the new Medicaid paradigm might mean for Louisiana | Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
On his first full day as Louisiana's governor, John Bel Edwards signed an executive order stating Louisiana's intention to join the federal government in expanding Medicaid benefits through the Affordable Care Act. Edwards' executive order is a big win for hospitals, which are required by a Reagan-era federal law to treat the poor.
Missouri Hospital Association launches new pricing tool | Kansas City (Mo.) Business Journal
The Focus on Hospitals website reports on hospital pricing, quality of care and community investment. The reporting of pricing data is in line with a complete revision of Missouri's hospital quality transparency program, according to a release from the association. The quality reporting is designed to provide Missouri consumers with the most current and relevant data available on hospitals' work to prevent infections, manage readmissions and reduce harm.
New Sutter Health CEO aims for more Silicon Valley partnerships | San Francisco Business Times
Sutter Health, one of Northern California's largest hospital and health care systems, has changed its organizational structure in recent years, in large part to attract partners.
Aetna, New Jersey system to debut co-branded accountable-care plan | NJBIZ.com
Aetna and Meridian Health, Red Bank, N.J., are launching a co-branded, tiered network, accountable care model health plan for employers. The new commercial health plan will be available July 1 for small and large employers, including self-insured businesses, in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Calif. community is the 'Silicon Valley of weed' | Orange County Register
That's the description by Aaron Herzberg, lawyer for CalCann Holdings, which is setting up a greenhouse to grow 6,000 pounds of medical marijuana to supply its licensed dispensaries. The desert community is the first in Southern California to regulate and tax medical pot farming.
Colo. hospital brings billing back in-house | Holyoke (Colo.) Enterprise
Melissa Memorial Hospital, Holyoke, Colo., will bring billing of self-pay balances back in-house. Continuing problems with the automated outside-party billing system have accumulated to the point where it is more practical to return to the traditional model of separate statements for clinic and hospital services, which can be accomplished without outside services.