Massachusetts officials would be empowered to reject certain rates charged by hospitals for medical services under a plan recommended by a commission of prominent health care stakeholders, lawmakers and experts that has studied the issues since June. >>>
The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the National Senior Citizens Law Center have filed petitions in U.S. District Court against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The lawsuit aims "to end the use of observation status as a way of depriving people of Part A Medicare coverage." >>>
The Arkansas retail giant is looking to partner with outside healthcare companies to treat and manage a range of serious medical conditions—including HIV, diabetes, arthritis and clinical depression—at 140 store clinics nationwide. The move potentially ses the stage to turn the nation's largest retailer into a major primary care service provider for millions of Americans. >>>
The merger of three Kentucky hospital systems would bring $83 million to the nonprofit parent of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare, which it plans to use for medical causes and research, as well as supporting the local Jewish community. >>>
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