New Jersey chain dumps state's largest insurance network | NJ.com
CarePoint Health will not renew its in-network agreement with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's largest insurance company, a move likely to make thousands of North Jersey patients think twice about where they can afford to receive treatment.
Rural Colorado hospitals fear veto of mental health bill | Durango (Colo.) Herald
Rural Colorado hospital providers hope Gov. John Hickenlooper signs legislation that would address a conundrum for the mental health community. The issue of dealing with holds impacts the entire state, but is emphasized in rural Colorado, where there is a lack of services.
Louisville health tech company rearranges leadership after acquisition | Louisville Business First
Health tech company iHealth Solutions, Louisville, Ky., hopes a recent acquisition can help it adapt to rapid change in the healthcare industry. The company said last week it had completed the purchase of New Jersey’s DNA Healthcare's assets, including clients and proprietary technology focused on helping health care providers improve revenue.
Mass. Senate passes amendment targeting hospital ‘VIP syndrome’ | Boston Globe
Senator Mark Montigny last week convinced his colleagues to approve a budget amendment to fine hospitals for giving special status to wealthy patients -- and for failing to report such infractions.
Piedmont warns patients it may lose contract with UnitedHealth | Atlanta Business Chronicle
Piedmont Healthcare's network agreement with UnitedHealthcare will end June 30 unless the two parties sign a new contract, a move that would send 150,000 Piedmont patients statewide with UnitedHealthcare insurance out of network. If the contract lapses, patients would face higher out-of-pocket costs.
Surprise medical bills a problem not just for the unsuspecting but the wary, Texas consumers say | Dallas Morning News
Texans slammed with health emergencies–as well as those scheduling elective procedures—need more protection from surprise medical bills, consumer groups told lawmakers this week.
Puerto Rico Zika outbreak highlights island's Medicaid woes | Roll Call
Puerto Rico is facing three converging crises demanding congressional attention: hundreds of cases of Zika, a $72 billion fiscal disaster and growing financial concerns about its Medicaid program.
Digital diagnosis: Minnesota hospital seeks funding for telemedicine | Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald
Lakewood Health System hospital in Staples, Minn., received a visit from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who said better healthcare for rural Minnesotans needed support in Congress. Hospital officials welcomed Peterson after visiting Washington, D.C., recently to discuss a proposal to fund expansion of the facility's telemedicine efforts.