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  • Doctors Hospital among 3 Riverside locations hit by Medicare fines

    Doctors Hospital among 3 Riverside locations hit by Medicare fines
    In a second round of fines related to the quality of certain performance measures instituted by the Affordable Care Act, three Riverside hospitals will take a 1 percent hit in Medicare reimbursements for the next fiscal year. The across-the-board...
  • Sen. Kaine introduces bill to negotiate Medicare prescription costs

    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va, has introduced a new bill to overturn the non-interference clause that prevents the government from negotiating drug costs for Medicare. Such a bargaining tool has long been considered a way to reduce costs for the Medicare...
  • CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent

    CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent
    The head of Waterbury Hospital said layoffs and budget cuts are imminent regardless of whether state Senate leaders can rekindle interest by a Texas hospital chain to buy Waterbury and four other nonprofit hospitals in Connecticut. Waterbury Hospital'...
  • Ashford's Agent for the Elderly is a volunteer on a mission

    Jean Haines does not have office hours; she is available all the time. Ashford's Municipal Agent for the Elderly has been helping local seniors for five years. She is an expert on everything critical to older residents. She can help explain the...
  • Unfolding Financial Crisis Grips State's Smaller Hospitals

    Unfolding Financial Crisis Grips State's Smaller Hospitals
    Our political system of frequent elections provides regular opportunities for officials to engage in a fresh start, though most of the players are not new to the office they hold. The issues that face the state, however, do not ebb and flow on the same...
  • 5 Questions with Rick Grindrod of National Post-Acute Healthcare

    5 Questions with Rick Grindrod of National Post-Acute Healthcare
    Reforms under the Affordable Care Act are prompting hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other providers across the country to look for ways to cut costs. Rick Grindrod figured he could help, given his experience as the former CEO of Erickson...
  • Aetna mistake could complicate some Part D drug refills

    Some seniors who enrolled in Medicare Part D plans with Aetna or its subsidiary Coventry Health Care could be in for a surprise when they try to fill their prescriptions this year. During the most-recent enrollment period, Aetna identified some...
  • Medicare penalties announced for more than 700 hospitals nationwide

    Medicare penalties announced for more than 700 hospitals nationwide
    Hospitals will pay for not meeting criteria to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Read which ones in Modern Healthcare: Hospital-acquired conditions mean Medicare penalties for 700-plus hospitals For more health news, go to www.dailypress.com/health
  • 2 former Sacred Heart Hospital executives plead guilty in scheme

    2 former Sacred Heart Hospital executives plead guilty in scheme
    Located in a high-crime neighborhood on Chicago's West Side, Sacred Heart Hospital had limited emergency services, a skeleton staff on nights and weekends, and no access at those hours to routine procedures such as x-rays or lab work, federal...
  • LVHN to open new rehabilitation facility

    LVHN to open new rehabilitation facility
    Lehigh Valley Health Network is opening an a inpatient rehabilitation facility at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township. The 34-bed facility will occupy the sixth and seventh floors of the Kasych Family Pavilion's South Tower, LVHN...
  • Hospitals see results in infection-control efforts

    Hospitals see results in infection-control efforts
    Local hospitals are making strides in reducing hospital-acquired infections, new data from the hospitals show. Reducing hospital-acquired infections is complex in a place where a lot of sick people are in close quarters. It takes education; changes in...