Helpful or harmful? Ky. Medicaid waiver clears hurdle | (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal
HHS certified Thursday that Kentucky has submitted a complete application for a waiver that would allow the state to make significant changes to its Medicaid program.
Allina says more nurses crossing picket line | Minnesota Public Radio
Allina Health says the number of nurses crossing the picket line "continues to climb by the hour," with more than 413 now signed up to work just four days into an open-ended strike.
New Jersey fines 36 home-healthcare agencies for alleged violations | Press of Atlantic City (N.J.)
Several home-healthcare businesses in South Jersey were fined thousands of dollars for state violations, the Division of Consumer Affairs said Thursday.
Connecticut allows L + M hospital to join Yale New Haven system | Hartford (Conn.) Courant
Over the objections of unions opposed to a further consolidation of the hospital industry, state health regulators Thursday approved an affiliation agreement that makes Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation the owner of the struggling Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.
Louisiana hospital to lay off 70 employees | (Lafayette, La.) Daily Advertiser
The Lafayette, La., region's largest healthcare system is laying off 70 employees — 1.6% of its 4,000 employees — and making organizational changes to offset a revenue downturn.
Exeter Hospital reaches hepatitis C case settlement | Seacoastonline.com
Exeter Hospital has reached an out-of-court settlement with American HealthCare Services Association over the 2012 hepatitis C outbreak traced to a drug-addicted lab technician, according to recent court filings.
In raiding a doctor's office suspected of using unapproved Turkish imports of drugs, one investigator has been accused of tactics more worthy of a Clint Eastwood western movie than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some prosecutors are declining to pursue many FDA cases, saying they lack criminal intent or strong evidence.
Leading progressive senators are demanding an explanation from the insurance giant Aetna about its abrupt decision to pull out of most ObamaCare exchanges this year, which they said appeared to be politically motivated.