Calif. medical center, union clash over executive pay petition | San Diego Union-Tribune
Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., is asking a judge to invalidate a petition that seeks to cap its total annual executive compensation at $250,000 per person. The petition is backed by SEIU-UHW, a union that represents about 800 service workers at the hospital.
Iowa Senate votes to repeal Branstad's Medicaid plan | Des Moines (Iowa) Register
The Iowa Senate voted closely along party lines Thursday to repeal Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to have private companies manage Iowa's Medicaid program, which serves 560,000 low-income and disabled people at an annual cost of about $4.2 billion.
Pa. ACO drops out of next-generation payment model | Central Penn Business Journal
River Health ACO, Lemoyne, Pa., announced this week that it would forgo participation in a new payment model for treating patients under Medicare.
Massachusetts officials move to tighten oversight of nursing homes | Boston Globe
Massachusetts health regulators have moved to significantly strengthen oversight of nursing homes, creating a unit that will conduct unannounced inspections and promising to impose fines on problem-plagued facilities.
HCA buying bankrupt Forest Park hospital in $96M deal | Dallas Business Journal
HCA North Texas will buy Forest Park Medical Center’s Frisco hospital for more than $96 million in what is expected to be the first in a string ownership changes for the ailing Dallas-based physician-owned system.
Roseanne Barr lights up medical marijuana investment | Orange County (Calif.) Register
The actress/comedian is investing in a dispensary she'll call Roseanne's Joint, which plans to apply for a permit to operate in the city of Santa Ana. If approved, the dispensary will sell Rosanne-branded weed products, including pot-laced chocolate-covered macadamia nuts from Barr's Hawaiian nut farm.