Catholic Health reaches tentative agreements with union workers at three hospitals | Buffalo (N.Y.) News
Unions representing more than 2,500 workers at Catholic Health Systems, Buffalo, N.Y., have reached tentative contract agreements, ending lengthy and highly public negotiations that, in some cases, stretched out for more than a year.
Oregon caps profits for Medicaid managers | (Eugene, Ore.) Register-Guard
Trillium Community Health Plan in Lane County, Ore., and other coordinated-care organizations were launched in Oregon four years ago, the state put no limits on the profits they could reap. But starting this year, Oregon will impose a limit on CCOs' profits.
Pa. doc's online health pricing tool seeks community hospital partners | Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail
An online healthcare cost comparison tool launched two years ago by Pennsylvania doctor in response to rising medical costs has expanded its database to include the price tags for more than 600 outpatient procedures across the country, including in West Virginia.
Do Lancaster County, Pa., hospitals do enough to prevent conflicts of interest? | Lancaster Online
During the last fiscal year, the two major not-for-profit hospital systems in Lancaster County have given $10.3 million worth of business to companies overseen by their board members or key employees. The transactions were disclosed by Lancaster General Health and WellSpan Health in their tax filings, as required by regulators.
Connecticut hospitals wake up to the need for sleep | Hartford (Conn.) Courant
Clattering carts, overly bright lights and frequent disruptions make hospitals a tough place to get a good night's sleep. But now, hospitals across Connecticut are launching efforts to help patients sleep longer and better.
Florida GOP ready to retreat from Planned Parenthood fight | The Hill
Several House Republicans in Florida say they're willing to concede defeat in their party's months-long battle over Planned Parenthood if that's what it takes to pass a $1.1 billion funding package for the Zika virus.