Vermont to reduce Medicaid pay to hospitals | (West Lebanon, N.H.) Valley News
The state of Vermont says it is reducing how much it pays the University of Vermont Medical Center and six other hospitals to treat Medicaid patients. The Department of Vermont Health Access released a document Thursday saying it would trim the reimbursement rate to equal what it pays Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
San Diego-area doctors seldom complain to their patients about low Medicare pay. But for two long decades, many have complained bitterly to each other. Now, after a tempestuous 14-year fight and a $5 billion lawsuit that got as far as the U.S. Supreme Court, a congressionally approved fix will gradually increase doctors' pay in San Diego County and 14 other California counties that were inappropriately classified.
Supreme Court orders review of Michigan law taxing health claims | Business Insurance
The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling upholding a 2011 Michigan law imposing a 1% state tax on paid healthcare claims for self-insured and other employers.
Pa. insurers' push for rate hikes in long-term care coverage prompts state hearing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Long-term care insurance policyholders who spent many years unaccustomed to rate increases have been undergoing price shock recently, a quietly disturbing trend that will be spelled out publicly in Pennsylvania for the first time this week.
States worry they don't have money to fight Zika | Washington Post
State health officials were heartened in February when President Barack Obama asked Congress for $1.8 billion to combat the spread of the Zika virus because they fear they don't have the resources to fight the potentially debilitating disease on their own.
Indiana healthcare reports possible data breach after laptop is stolen | WTTV Indianapolis
Premier Healthcare, a Bloomington, Ind., based physician-led multispecialty provider healthcare group, is reporting a possible data breach that could affect over 200,000 people after a laptop containing patient information was stolen.