VIP's princely care brings scrutiny to the Brigham | Boston Globe
Special treatment for a VIP patient with apparent ties to Middle Eastern royalty aroused concern within the Brigham and Women's Hospital and eventually at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The state cited the hospital last year for ignoring several of its own policies in caring for the prince, whom it identified only as patient #4 in records obtained by the Globe through a Freedom of Information request.
Iowa Medicaid changeover going smoothly, governor says | (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Gazette
Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday Iowa's transition to privately managed Medicaid services is off to a smooth start and should improve health outcomes for the program's enrollees while saving taxpayers money.
Jefferson Parish, La., could be on the hook for more than $28 million in unanticipated expenses discovered after last year's deal to lease the parish-owned West Jefferson Medical Center to a private operator closed, parish officials were warned this week.
U.S. states and cities need to adopt a different mosquito-fighting strategy to battle the species carrying the Zika virus as an outbreak that started in Brazil heads north, health officials said on Friday.
Losses widen for health insurers in Minnesota's individual market | (Minneapolis) Star Tribune
Health plans say losses grew last year in the portion of the insurance market that's undergoing sweeping changes with the federal health law. The losses drove a negative operating margin overall for Minnesota's nonprofit insurers, according to figures released Friday, as health plans also saw an 8 percent increase in medical bills.
HCA North Texas' Forest Park deal closes, hospital rebranded as Medical City Frisco | Dallas/Fort Worth Healthcare Daily
HCA North Texas has completed its deal for Forest Park Medical Center's Frisco hospital and will rebrand the upscale facility as Medical City Frisco.