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Houston Methodist back in-network with UnitedHealthcare

Houston Methodist back in-network with UnitedHealthcare

Houston Methodist, one of the largest local health care systems, and Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) have finalized a new agreement. The new multiyear deal is effective June 1 and ensures UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual and Medicare Advantage plans can continue receiving care at […]

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Turns out, Baltimore's field hospital had a lot more capacity than was needed — so far

Turns out, Baltimore's field hospital had a lot more capacity than was needed — so far

The emergency field hospital erected inside the Baltimore Convention Center is equipped to treat 250 coronavirus patients recovering at a time. Five weeks after its opening, it has treated fewer than 100 patients in total. The field hospital operation cost about $5 million to stand up, including […]

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KEDFA to help Baptist Healthcare land $450M bond

KEDFA to help Baptist Healthcare land $450M bond

The state’s largest health care system is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars through a to-be-issued bond. Here’s what the organization will do with the money. Source link

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Feds have given Mass. hospitals $1.47B, and that may not be enough

Feds have given Mass. hospitals $1.47B, and that may not be enough

Massachusetts hospitals and providers have received more than $1.47 billion in federal funding to help offset impacts from the coronavirus, but even the largest recipients have said it won’t be enough. Source link

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Looser Santa Clara County Covid-19 restrictions on the way

Looser Santa Clara County Covid-19 restrictions on the way

A revised public health order further loosening the Covid-19-related restrictions to allow “in-store retail, outdoor dining, all manufacturing, small service businesses, childcare and summer programs, as well as religious, cultural, and civic activities” has been issued by the Santa Clara County public health department. Under the revised […]

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Federal data: Arizona nursing homes hit with hundreds of Covid-19 cases

Federal data: Arizona nursing homes hit with hundreds of Covid-19 cases

A first look inside Covid-19’s impact at Arizona nursing homes shows hundreds of cases and scores of deaths among residents and staff. In Arizona, 227 residents in 69 nursing homes were diagnosed with Covid-19, with 88 deaths, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Centers for […]

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Protesters fighting one pandemic urged to take precautions against another pandemic

Protesters fighting one pandemic urged to take precautions against another pandemic

Multnomah County health officials on Monday expressed both solidarity with protesters as well as concern about the transmission of Covid-19 that could occur in large crowds. “Wer’e continuing to fight the Covid pandemic, and we’re in another pandemic, one that’s been going on much longer that has […]

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Medical College CEO 'very concerned' that protesters at risk for Covid-19

Medical College CEO 'very concerned' that protesters at risk for Covid-19

Medical College of Wisconsin president and CEO Dr. John Raymond Sr. said he is “very, very concerned and troubled” about the past weekend’s protests in Milwaukee resulting in increased cases of Covid-19. Raymond, in response to an audience question on the afternoon Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce […]

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Bank alleges Houston health care co. misrepresented finances while obtaining loan

Bank alleges Houston health care co. misrepresented finances while obtaining loan

The Houston health care firm filed for bankruptcy in October 2019, according to court documents. Source link

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Wolff warns SA could get shorted in opioid settlement cash

Wolff warns SA could get shorted in opioid settlement cash

Bexar County in May 2018 was one of the first local governments in the nation to seek financial relief via the courts when it sued dozens of opioid manufacturers and distributors, alleging negligence and deceptive trade practices, yet it could get short-changed in a potential $700 million […]

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