Insurer, hospital tangle about cost information | News Service of Florida
The Florida Supreme Court is ready to wade into a dispute between State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance and a major Jacksonville, Fla., hospital about contracts and other documents that contain detailed information about how much the hospital charges for services.
Sen. Sherrod Brown calls plan to make Medicaid recipients pay 'politics at its worst' | Cleveland Plain Dealer
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday sharply criticized a plan to require Medicaid recipients to help pay for their care, calling it a cynical political play that would throw drop people from their insurance and increase costs for all Ohio residents.
The federal government should negotiate drug prices for Medicare and force drugmakers to explain how they set drug prices, according to a survey of people 50 and older by the AARP, the nation's largest organization for seniors.
South Jersey hospitals working together to change behavioral health care in region | Burlington County (N.J.) Times
While they often compete in the region, five South Jersey hospitals and health systems have come together to transform the way they care for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
Report examines Pa. hospitals' complication rates for hip, knee surgeries | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In a newly released report, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council has analyzed hospital data regarding how often those patients develop complications such as infections, surgical site bleeding, pneumonia or blood clots following the procedure. The good news for this region is that nearly every hospital's complication rate fell within an expected range, and a few did even better than expected.
Ohio House introduces medical marijuana bill | Toledo (Ohio) Blade
Seeking to head off a constitutional amendment at the pass, the Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday forged ahead with a plan to legalize marijuana for medical use only.
IHS takes bids to run ER at Nebraska tribal hospital | Sioux City (Iowa) Journal
The emergency room at the Winnebago, Neb., hospital serving Native Americans could soon be under new management. The Indian Health Service recently accepted bids for a contract to run the ER for the Northeast Nebraska hospital, as well as tribal hospitals on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota.