Massachusetts report highlights challenging climate for community hospitals | Boston Business Journal
Community hospitals are withering under the shadow of the giant academic medical centers in Boston, according to a new state-authored report. According to an analysis issued today by the state's Health Policy Commission, community hospitals tend to be major care providers for challenging populations and as a result are paid less for services.
Florida governor suspends Broward Health chairman, one other board member | (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ) Sun Sentinel
Florida Gov. Rick Scott suspended the chairman of the Broward Health board and the chairman of its audit committee Friday, after his inspector general expressed "grave concerns" about interference by board members into a state investigation of the public hospital system.
Hawaii hospital in danger of closing | CBS KHON-TV Honolulu
Wahiawa (Hawaii) General Hospital is in danger of closing. The hospital has lost $9 million over the last three years. A spokeswoman says declining in-patient admissions and reductions in government funding are partly to blame.
The subject of a New England Journal of Medicine essay contends that its author used her position as a cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital to access and divulge information about the subject's cancer care. The subject, who claims the essay also contained inaccuracies, filed a HIPAA complaint.
Nevada terminates Medicaid contract with operator of bed-bug infested group home | Reno-Gazette Journal
The operator of a bed-bug infested group home will no longer be able to bill Medicaid for mental health services after being terminated by the state for providing care that "endangers the health or safety of one or more recipients," according to a termination letter sent to the operator last week.