Minnesota lawmakers move to fix Medicaid lien issue | Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
Lawmakers from both parties banded together Tuesday to help Minnesotans hit by estate liens from the Department of Human Services. The department long has recouped the cost of care for elderly or disabled Minnesotans older than 55 on Medicaid by placing claims against their estates. But since 2014, these liens haven't affected only people in nursing homes. They've applied to tens of thousands of otherwise healthy adults older than 55 receiving Medicaid care for routine medical expenses.
Counties slam Cuomo's Medicaid proposal as 'bad public policy' | (Albany, N.Y.) Times-Union
State Association of Counties President William A. Cherry on Wednesday released a statement on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to have counties pick up a share of the annual increase in Medicaid costs — a change that NYSAC says would “make local taxpayers fund Medicaid growth and increases in minimum wage.”
Lucina Health opens Louisville headquarters | (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal
Lucina Health, a technology company focused on preventing premature births, opened a new headquarters in Louisville. Lucina will initially target Medicaid plans as potential customers, since Medicaid pays for nearly half of the births in the U.S. It intends to market to patient care
Feds charge Mass. drug firm, former execs with misleading investors | Boston Business Journal
Federal officials say executives at Cambridge-based Aveo Pharmaceuticals committed fraud by failing to tell investors that the Food and Drug Administration explicitly recommended a second late-stage trial of its kidney cancer drug in 2012, a year before the drug was rejected.
Bye, robot: automatic anesthesiologist goes under | MIT Technology Review
Poor sales meant lights out for the robo-anesthesiologist Johnson & Johnson named Sedasys, a misfire in the onslaught of automation sweeping medicine as well as many other fields. Or maybe it was just ahead of its time. Though limited to certain procedures, including colonoscopies, the anesthesiologist robot apparently turned off some doctors, who worried it could be dangerous.
Kansas medical center names new CEO | Wichita (Kan.) Business Journal
Newton (Kan.) Medical Center is making a change with its top leadership. The hospital has named Vallerie Gleason CEO, taking over for Steve Kelly, who has served as president and chief executive for the past 16 years.