The most unexpected hospital billing development ever: Refunds | Washington Post
At Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, hospital officials want to keep their customers happy. So when patients are upset about a long wait in the emergency department, or a doctor's brusque manner, or a meal that never arrived in a room, Geisinger is doing more than apologizing. It's offering money back on their care, no questions asked.
New Jersey doctor creates online patient resource to improve end-of-life care | Newsworks.org
A New Jersey doctor has created a new tool to help patients and doctors fill out POLST forms. That's short for Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. Without it, Dr. David Barile said, patients at the end stages of life may get too much of the wrong kind of care.
Di Pietro resigns from Broward Health, cites political interference | (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Sun Sentinel
David Di Pietro resigned Thursday as chairman of Broward Health, just days after prevailing in court over Gov. Rick Scott's attempt to suspend him from office. Di Pietro, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer and Republican activist, said political interference by the governor had made it impossible for him to effectively serve the public hospital system.
Oregon AG to Oracle: Produce Larry Ellison's e-mails | San Francisco Business Times
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum wants Oracle America to produce e-mails former CEO Larry Ellison received about the corporation's attempts to fix Cover Oregon after it failed to launch properly.
California effort is underway to allow undocumented immigrants to buy healthcare coverage | Los Angeles Times
California would be the first state in the nation to ask the federal government to allow immigrants in the country illegally to purchase health insurance through a state exchange under new proposed legislation.
New Mexico panel proposes rate cuts to Medicaid providers | Albuquerque (N.M) Journal
New Mexico hospitals, dentists, doctors, long-term care facilities and behavioral health providers would see their Medicaid reimbursement rates slashed under a recommendation that could save the state up to $114 million in total funds but potentially hurt staffing numbers and the level of care available.