NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee would become the first state in the nation to receive its Medicaid funding in a lump sum under a proposal seeking to drastically overhaul the program that...
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says it's expanding health care services in a Rust Belt area that's set to lose two hospitals by next month.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeking to bolster access to a variety of health care services, including mental health treatment, in rural areas with a $78.5 million proposed increase in...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor says the Trump administration ban on taxpayer-funded abortion referrals will deny health care services to women now that a major abortion provider...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A hospital in the Four Corners has announced it will lay off 5% of its staff to cut costs and increase bill collections.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patients who are fed up with the bureaucracy of the health insurance industry are ditching the copays and high deductibles for a different way to get primary...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's hospitals have seen an increase in unpaid medical bills that's topped a billion dollars, according to a report by the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The state of New Hampshire is seeking proposals from organizations interested in providing health care services under the state's expanded Medicaid program.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nurse has admitted that she did not provide health care services to a developmentally disabled Missouri man for months before his body was found encased in concrete in 2017.
Forty-nine-year-year-old Melissa Denise DeLap, of Columbia, pleaded guilty Monday to health care fraud.
DeLap was contracted to provide health services to four people living at Second Chance Homes in Fulton, including meeting with them in person every month.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's 14 hospitals will be presenting their proposed budgets to regulators in public hearings starting this coming week.
The Green Mountain Care Board is doing its yearly review of the spending plans.
The board will hold hearings this week and next in Montpelier, Burlington and Castleton on budgets for fiscal year 2019.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana disability rights advocates sued the state health department Tuesday seeking to overturn cuts in Medicaid reimbursement rates that have led to a loss of services and put clients at increased risk of institutionalization.
"This lawsuit is the direct result of unlawful and unconstitutional decisions by the state that threaten significant and long-lasting harm to Montanans and their families," said Beth Brenneman, attorney for Disability Rights Montana.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story June 22 about state regulators proposing fines against two companies that manage pharmacy benefits for operating in Montana without a license, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Prime Therapeutics is owned by Health Care Services Corporation, the parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana. Prime Therapeutics is jointly owned by several Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, including HCSC.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's government would set prices for hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services under legislation introduced Monday, vastly remaking the industry in a bid to lower health care costs.
The proposal, which drew swift opposition from the health care industry, comes amid a fierce debate in California as activists on the left push aggressively for a system that would provide government-funded insurance for everyone in the state.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health officials have ramped up their warnings to lawmakers about budget cuts, saying proposed reductions could devastate services at safety-net hospitals, cripple medical education programs and create damaging ripple effects for years.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow says the federal Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen a site for an expanded health clinic in Traverse City.
The Michigan Democrat says the expansion will cover about 22,000 square feet and help alleviate crowding at the existing clinic.
Plans for the expansion have been in the works for years. Stabenow says former VA Secretary David Shulkin selected the site before his recent departure.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — UnitedHealth Group agreed to partner with a rival health insurer and one of the country's largest lab testing companies in a pilot project to examine sharing health care data through blockchain technology.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new heath care provider has been selected to serve the Native American population in billings after the previous clinic shut down without explanation last year.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is planning to move its health clinic and administrative offices from Omaha to a campus southwest of the city in an effort to offer health care services to more people.
The nation's biggest health insurer is spending nearly $5 billion to buy hundreds of clinics, just three days after rival Aetna announced a bigger tie up with CVS Health Corp.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Wednesday that it will buy DaVita Medical Group in a deal that extends the reach of its Optum health care services business to several more states.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska agency that provides health care services to all veterans in the state is planning to expand its workforce.
The agency is looking to expand its staff from about 550 employees to 650, Alaska Veterans Health Care System Director Dr. Timothy Ballard said.
Ballard met last week with staff at the Kenai VA clinic where he hosted a town hall for veterans, the Peninsula Clarion reported .
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Medicaid expansion program has saved the state health department more than $30 million since its start in January 2016, mostly because the federal government paid a bigger share of the costs for some recipients, officials said.
Erica Johnston with the Department of Public Health and Human Services told a legislative oversight committee on Wednesday that the program covers nearly 84,000 residents and has paid for $574 million in health care services since it began.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit alleging a California health care program discriminates against Latino residents (all times local):
California officials say there is no evidence that 13 million lower-income residents lack proper medical care under a state-run program.
The Department of Health Care Services's is responding to a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleging the state violates Latinos' civil rights because poorly paid health care providers balk at providing treatment.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina Republicans' opposition to Planned Parenthood (all times local):
Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant says no taxpayer dollars should go to Planned Parenthood or any other abortion provider in South Carolina for any health care service, even if it's to "provide vitamin C."
Bryant warned Tuesday he won't sign off on next year's budget if one penny goes to an abortion provider.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' comptroller says increased revenues coming into the state during tax season have allowed her to release more than $800 million in payments for health care services.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Oxford medical imaging center will be expanding its MRI capabilities.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday approved Oxford Pre-Op and Imaging Center to expand its magnetic resonance imaging resources. The medical facility serves Lafayette County and the surrounding areas.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A company that provided health care services at Indiana's prisons plans to lay off nearly 700 workers after losing its state contract.
Brentwood, Tennessee-based Corizon Health had held a contract with the Indiana Department of Correction to provide basic health care for prisoners as well as mental health, vision, dental and other services.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of health care providers are asking state authorities for increased support for community-based services to help uninsured patients.
On Monday more than 900 community health care supporters will ask Albany lawmakers to preserve health care in federally qualified health centers , according to Community Health Care Association of New York State.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, the Legislature is taking a break before work on the state budget heats up.
Most lawmakers will spend the week in their home districts but a select few will gather in New York City for a hearing on what experts say is a looming crisis in home health care services.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit filed seven years ago over the acquisition of the former Health Midwest hospital chain in the Kansas City area is settled.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/2jR1Y79 ) The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City said Tuesday it will receive about $160 million from its lawsuit against the Hospital Corporation of America and its affiliate, HM Acquisition LLC.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Leaders of a Marshalltown hospital are moving ahead with selling the facility as part of bankruptcy proceedings.
The sale of Central Iowa Healthcare's assets to Unity Point Health-Waterloo was unanimously approved by corporate members at a Tuesday meeting. Unity Point Health-Waterloo offered $12.5 million for the assets, the Times Republican (http://bit.ly/2j7Bpep ) reported.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A health care services and information technology company has laid off 60 workers at its Charlotte office.
The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/2fTDWrl) that San Francisco-based McKesson confirmed the layoffs as part of an expense reduction move involving its information business.
Spokeswoman Kristin Hunter told the newspaper the layoffs affected employees in sales, customer service and information technology.
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal jury in Houston has convicted three executives from a physical therapy chain for their roles in submitting about $9.6 million in false and fraudulent claims for health care services that weren't provided to patients.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson in Houston says the officials with Team Work Ready were convicted on Monday of conspiracy, health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.
The Houston-based company has clinics in five states, including Texas and Louisiana.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The internal watchdog of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the often-substandard quality of care at hospitals serving Native Americans is the result of outdated equipment and technology, lack of resources and difficulty attracting and keeping skilled staff.