Texas, feds agree to renew short-term Medicaid funds | Texas Tribune
The Obama administration has agreed to temporarily keep some federal Medicaid money flowing into Texas to help hospitals treat uninsured patients, a relief to health care providers that feared losing the funds over state leaders' refusal to provide health insurance to low-income adults.
The birth of an urgent-care franchise in Florida | Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel
Dr. Alejandro Badia started an orthopedic urgent-care center out of frustration. "Every patient that came to see me had already been somewhere, and that somewhere didn't do much for them," he said. "I said to myself, 'Why can't somebody reach me more directly?'" Badia, who's based in Miami-Dade County, established OrthoNOW orthopedic urgent care in 2010, and by 2014 he turned it into a franchise.
VUMC's split ushers in 'bright' era of change, growth | (Nashville) Tennessean
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now an independent, not-for-profit health system, and its chief thinks its new-found agility combined with its clinicians and research make for an "exceedingly bright" future.
Hospitals, doctors in Colorado town worried about new mothers' marijuana use | Denver Post
In an unusual political campaign, hospitals and some doctors in Pueblo, Colo., have joined a petition drive to stop sales of recreational marijuana throughout the county.
Altru, Medica partner to form Medicare ACO | Prairie Business
Altru Health System, based in Grand Forks, N.D., and Minnetonka, Minn.-based Medica have teamed up to offer an accountable care organization for Medicare patients that will serve northwestern Minnesota and northeastern North Dakota.
Hospital takes on taboo subject: mistakes made after patients die | Stat
Beth Israel Deaconess has created a 20-person working group to focus on the aftermath of a patient's death, such as shipping the wrong body to a funeral home or failing to complete an autopsy. It is part of a broader effort to reduce mistakes that cause emotional harm, but haven't traditionally been considered medical errors.