Medicaid managers are slow to pay bills, agencies say | Des Moines (Iowa) Register
Iowa's shift to private management of its Medicaid program continues to spark complaints, especially from agencies that provide services to the 560,000 Iowans covered by the public insurance. Many agency leaders say they're going into debt because many of their bills continue to be rejected for trivial or unclear reasons, more than three months after private firms took control of Iowa's Medicaid program.
South Dakota mental health hospital lacks accreditation | (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Argus Leader
South Dakota's beleaguered state-run mental health hospital is operating without accreditation from the Joint Commission, a widely used industry review organization.
UCSF chief makes millions from firms doing business with hospital | San Francisco Chronicle
The chief executive of UCSF Medical Center sits on the boards of two companies that together do millions of dollars of business with his hospital and have paid him more than $5 million in stock awards and cash fees since 2007, a review of company filings shows.
Hispanic women bore brunt of Texas abortion law | Dallas Morning News
The Texas abortion law struck down last month by the Supreme Court appears to have curtailed access to the procedure for Hispanic women far more than any other group, a Dallas Morning News analysis of state data has found.
While there's a nationwide urge to catch 'em all, Massachusetts General Hospital is asking healthcare workers to stop doing so at work. An email was sent the hospital staff last week addressing the game.
Novant seeks OK to build inpatient rehab hospital | Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal
Novant Health has entered into a rare joint venture with a publicly traded company to build a $28.3 million inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Seattle cancer therapy firm sees promise in Boston biotech firm | Boston Business Journal
Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics, which develops immunotherapies for cancer treatment, purchased Boston's RedoxTherapies for $10 million, with additional payments for undisclosed milestones. Founded by Northeastern University professor Michail Sitkovsky, RedoxTherapies created a compound that may help the immune systems of those with cancer better fight the disease.
GlaxoSmithKline has started a rheumatoid arthritis study using Apple's ResearchKit, marking the first time a drugmaker has used the health system for the iPhone to conduct clinical research.
America's pediatricians are tired of watching their patients traumatized by gun violence and racism. Now, they're launching an effort to do something about it. The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday issued recommendations that children under 6 be shielded from on-screen violence, that video games stop awarding points for shooting living targets, and that the media avoid downplaying the proven link between virtual and real violence.