Texas Blue Cross, HCA reach deal 'in principle' to keep hospitals in network | D Healthcare Daily
HCA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, the state's largest insurer, have agreed in principle to a deal that will keep the Nashville-based hospital chain's Texas facilities in network for plan holders.
New law requires N.Y. hospitals to train caregivers when patients leave | (Albany, N.Y.) Times Union
"Would you like to designate a caregiver?" Since Saturday, hospital patients in New York must be asked that question or something like it, in keeping with a new law intended to improve their care after they get home.
An Oklahoma bill that could revoke the license of any doctor who performs an abortion has headed to the governor, with opponents saying the measure is unconstitutional and promising a legal battle against the cash-strapped state if it is approved.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton give drug makers the jitters when they talk about Medicare negotiating the prices of prescription drugs. But the biggest near-term threat to the industry comes from a California ballot initiative that would test a version of that idea in the most populous state.
Wyoming Medical Center hit by data breach | Wyoming Business Report
A data phishing scheme has victimized the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper and close to 3,200 patients may have had their may have had their private records compromised, the hospital announced last week.
Forest Park in Fort Worth will be sold at auction next month | Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texas Health Resources, Methodist Health System and HCA Healthcare could all bid on Forest Park Medical Center in Fort Worth when it hits the auction block in May. The 150,000-square-foot hospital and 80,000-square-foot medical office were part of last year's bankruptcy. The luxury business model failed under new federal healthcare regulations.
TriHealth names new chief for Oxford hospital | Cincinnati Enquirer
McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford has a new executive director. TriHealth, the hospital's parent firm, said Monday that company veteran Brett Kirkpatrick will lead the facility starting May 9.