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Here's another way for small Oregon businesses to access benefits

Here's another way for small Oregon businesses to access benefits

There’s strength in numbers. As a small business, leveraging your purchasing power might feel like a constant struggle. But with help from the Oregon Small Business Alliance Trust, small businesses in the information technology sector get the same purchasing power as large firms through association benefits plans […]

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Medicaid kickback claims bring $1.8M settlement from KCK provider

Medicaid kickback claims bring $1.8M settlement from KCK provider

Best Choice Home Health Care Agency Inc., a Kansas City, Kan., home health care provider, and owner Reginald King, will pay $1.8 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act. In total King and Best Chioce will pay the U.S. $1,011,780 and the state […]

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Centene’s profit rises 56%

Centene’s profit rises 56%

Centene Corp.’s third quarter revenue climbed 86 percent to reach $10.8 billion, driven up by the managed care company’s acquisition of Health Net. Net earnings attributable to Centene (NYSE: CNC) for the quarter were $145 million, up from $93 million in the prior-year quarter. Earlier this year, […]

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Shares of Rancho Cordova-based Cesca Therapeutics jump 27 percent in a day

Shares of Rancho Cordova-based Cesca Therapeutics jump 27 percent in a day

Traders bought up shares of Rancho Cordova-based medical biotechnology company Cesca Therapeutics Inc. on Monday, raising the price 27 percent in a single day. Cesca shares rose 83 cents to $3.90, briefly spiking up to $4.60. The normally thinly traded stock saw volume hit 6.6 million shares […]

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Dignity Health in talks with Catholic Health Initiatives on possible deal

Dignity Health in talks with Catholic Health Initiatives on possible deal

Dignity Health said it’s in talks with Catholic Health Initiatives on a possible merger. The two nonprofits have signed a letter of intent to explore a combination, according to a statement issued Monday morning. A full-on merger would create a healthcare behemoth serving 12 million patients annually […]

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NAIFA elects officers, Md.’s Dougherty is president

NAIFA elects officers, Md.’s Dougherty is president

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) has announced its newly elected slate of officers and trustees for 2016-17. The announcement was made by NAIFA’s representative governing body, the National Council, during its recent 2016 NAIFA Performance+Purpose conference in Las Vegas. NAIFA’s new president is […]

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Aon acquires N.Y.-based Cammack Health

Aon acquires N.Y.-based Cammack Health

Aon has acquired Cammack Health, a New York-based health and benefits consulting firm that serves large health care organizations and hospitals in the Eastern U.S., including health plans, health systems and employers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Aon, the global provider of risk management and […]

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National health care firm proposing $36M psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville

National health care firm proposing $36M psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville

A new $35.8 million psychiatric hospital might be coming to Wilsonville depending on the outcome of an Oregon Health Authority review. OHA is beginning its review of a Certificate of Need application from NEWCO Oregon Inc. to build a 100-bed, freestanding psychiatric hospital in the city south […]

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N.Y. regulation would protect against cyber-attacks

N.Y. regulation would protect against cyber-attacks

GOVT PRESS RELEASE: The following content has been reprinted in whole or part from a government-supplied press release or statement. New York regulators have proposed what they say is a first-in-the-nation regulation to protect citizens from the ever-growing threat of cyber-attacks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the […]

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AAMGA, NAPSLO consider merging associations

AAMGA, NAPSLO consider merging associations

The American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) and the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) have formed a joint committee to explore the possibility of combining the two organizations into one association, according to a letter sent to members of both groups. “Our primary […]

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