Contracting impasse between HCA, Texas Blues could push 40 hospitals out of network | D Healthcare Daily
HCA and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the state's largest insurer, have reached an impasse on contract negotiations that could result in the Tennessee chain's 40 Texas hospitals being removed from the insurer's in-network plans.
N.J. hospital fined again for failing to produce financial records | NJ.com
For the fourth time in as many years, the New Jersey Health Department has fined a hospital in Hudson County for failing to submit its annual audit—a requirement the state imposed when for-profit owners bought the nearly bankrupt facility in 2010.
Class action claims West Virginia medical center overcharges for copies of medical records | West Virginia Record
A man is suing Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center after he claims it overcharged him for a copy of his medical records. Healthport Technologies was also named as a defendant in the suit.
If amended, Medicaid bill adds 3 backers, Arkansas governor says | Arkansas Online
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday that three of the 10 Senate Republicans who voted last week against legislation to fund Arkansas' Medicaid expansion have committed to vote for the bill with an amendment that would block spending on the expansion—even though they know he'll veto the amendment.
Abortion drug at center of complaint | Albuquerque Journal
An anti-abortion group filed a complaint this month with the New Mexico Board of Nursing alleging that a nurse practitioner for Planned Parenthood illegally prescribed a drug routinely used to cause abortions in violation of a state law.