Rhode Island nurses union sues over service closures | Rhode Island Public Radio
A nurses union has sued Memorial Hospital's parent company, Care New England, to try to maintain obstetrics and other services at the Pawtucket, R.I.-based community hospital. They're asking regulators to look for more alternatives to maintaining the hospital as it is.
The U.S. government will provide an extra $33 million to 20 New Jersey hospitals to help cover the costs of treating Medicare patients. The funds are based on what doctors would get paid in rural areas, and New Jersey otherwise would not qualify because all of its medical facilities are classified as being located in urban areas. The extra funds are used to reimburse the state's hospitals for the actual costs of treating Medicare patients.
Methodist Health System buying Southlake hospital | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Methodist Health System in Dallas has reached a deal to buy the physician-owned, financially struggling Forest Park Medical Center in Southlake, Texas, out of bankruptcy for $17.6 million.
Hawaii Blues' imaging policy still drawing doctors' ire | Hawaii News Now
Doctors in Hawaii are once again raising concerns about a Hawaii Medical Service Association policy that requires all advanced X-ray procedures to get pre-approval, saying the across-the-board pre-authorizations are delaying care.
Tax breaks traded for promise of life sciences jobs in Massachusetts | Boston Business Journal
The $20 million in tax breaks awarded by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center are tied to commitments by Shire, Alnylam and other big employers in the state to add more than 1,300 new jobs this year. Those jobs must be there in five years or the companies risk losing the tax breaks.
What's next for Erlanger Health after judge forces Hutcheson Medical Center to pay $36 million? | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
After a partnership, a breakup, a lawsuit, a counter lawsuit and two years of waiting for a result from those lawsuits, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that Hutcheson Medical Center, Oglethorpe, Ga., owes $36.4 million to Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn. But while the ruling seems to shut the door on a chaotic rivalry between the two local hospitals, in fact, it is really just another step.