Georgia doctors may see Medicaid pay increase | Albany (Ga.) Herald
A move by Georgia state lawmakers to inject $26 million into the Medicaid budget for doctor pay raises would help strengthen Georgia's medical safety net, physicians say.
Maine Family Planning to offer telemedicine abortions | Bangor (Maine) Daily News
Women throughout Maine will have greater access to abortions under a reproductive health group's plan to connect them with doctors over video conference.
Indiana hospital makes $3.7 million settlement to Medicare | (Greensburg, Ind.) Daily News
Decatur County (Indiana) Memorial Hospital announced that a $3.7 million settlement was reached in relation to their Medicare coding and billing procedures for home healthcare.
Ohio law calls for transparency on out-of-pocket costs for patients | Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
It's common for Ohioans to have no idea of what they will owe out-of-pocket for a surgery or other medical procedure, even as they're about to go into an MRI or under the knife. Ohio legislators want that to change by giving patients estimates of their total costs for procedures.
South Dakota hospitals lend hand to medical advances | Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune
Experts at Sanford Health and CHI St. Alexius Health are working in such areas as genomic testing, devising cures for diabetes and treating cancers that will take North Dakota into a health care system that is expected to be more centralized with less invasive surgical options.
Many dislike healthcare system but are pleased with their own care | National Public Radio
The U.S. has the most advanced healthcare in the world. There are gleaming medical centers across the country where doctors cure cancers, transplant organs and bring people back from near death. But a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that only one-third of Americans say the health care they receive is "excellent." Even fewer people are impressed with the system as a whole.
New era begins at N.J. hospital after judge OKs deal | NorthJersey.com
Signs with a new name for Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, N.J., went up on the waterfront campus Saturday after a judge late Friday approved Hackensack University Health Network's acquisition of the Hudson County hospital.