New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday boasted the success of expanding the Medicaid program in the state, arguing the "naysayers" have been "proven wrong" and that 566,000 additional New Jerseyans have insurance coverage.
Takeover of three state-owned Hawaii hospitals delayed | Pacific Business News
Maui Health System said due to outstanding issues with two unions representing state workers at the hospitals, it will not be able to take over the management and operation of the three state-owned hospitals in Maui County until next summer.
Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital quietly withdrew from a national accreditation program three months ago. Officials say the move will focus attention on an improvement plan with federal regulators to secure federal certification and maintain funding.
Illinois’ attorney general has filed suit against Insys Therapeutics, accusing the controversial pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing practices — including paying an indicted doctor thousands of dollars for “sham” speaking events — to sell its signature pain medication.
Audits of some Medicare Advantage plans detect pattern of overcharging | National Public Radio
The audits reveal how some private Medicare plans overbilled the government for the majority of elderly patients they treated, often by exaggerating the severity of certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and depression. The Center for Public Integrity recently obtained the federal audits through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Scripps, MD Anderson finalize cancer deal | San Diego Union-Tribune
In a bid to increase its reach throughout Southern California, the San Diego-based Scripps Health system on Monday finalized a partnership with the internationally known MD Anderson Cancer Network.
The companies will combine their central specialty pharmacy and mail-order service businesses and roll out a new retail pharmacy network that will give Prime Therapeutics' customers access to Walgreens' pharmacy network. The collaboration is designed to reduce drug-procurement costs.
Users of iPhones now will be able to register as an organ, eye or tissue donor using iOS 10’s Health app, and Apple will share this information with the national Donate Life America registry. With 100 million iPhone users worldwide, this latest development could help whittle organ-donation wait lists.