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CHI St. Anthony and Good Shepherd Health Care System and Allevant Solutions developing transitional care program

| Jul 21, 2017 | Oregon, Washington

In support of an overall plan to meet the needs of the community today and in the future, CHI St. Anthony Hospital (CHISAH) and Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) are pleased to announce the establishment of an enhanced Transitional Care program.   “Transitional Care is a high quality, evidence-based program...[ Read More ]

Health care executive Craig Cordola to lead Ascension Texas

| Jul 21, 2017 | Texas

Following an extensive nationwide search, experienced and accomplished healthcare executive Craig A. Cordola, FACHE, has been selected to succeed Jesús Garza as Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare, and Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Texas, effective September 1, 2017. Ascension Texas includes Providence Healthcare Network in Waco and Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, which...[ Read More ]

Aeglea BioTherapeutics announces leadership change

| Jul 21, 2017 | Texas

Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGLE), a biotechnology company committed to developing enzyme-based therapeutics in the field of amino acid metabolism to treat rare genetic diseases and cancer, today announced that David G. Lowe, Ph.D., resigned as the company’s president, chief executive officer and director, effective immediately. Anthony Quinn, M.B Ch.B, Ph.D., has been appointed...[ Read More ]

Oregon DCBS posts final 2018 health plan rates

| Jul 20, 2017 | Oregon

The Department of Consumer and Business Services has posted the final approved rates for 2018 individual and small group health plans. The average rate changes range from a 1.6 percent decrease (BridgeSpan) to a 14.8 percent increase (Kaiser). The almost all the rate changes are the same as the preliminary...[ Read More ]

Scott Miscovich, BCRA, hospital charity care

| Jul 19, 2017 | Hawaii

I hear there is an interesting slate of summer movies out, but the latest episode of "Game of Thrones" has much of my attention.  And, by "Game of Thrones," I mean the debacle happening on health policy in Washington DC as the Senate ties itself in knots. It's some of...[ Read More ]

Updated: 2018 Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map

| Jul 19, 2017 | Federal

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today posted an update to the Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map. This map is of projected issuer participation on the Health Insurance Exchanges in 2018 based on the known issuer public announcements through July 19, 2017. Participation is expected to fluctuate and does...[ Read More ]

Interview with Dr. Gerard Livaudias, Hawaii Pacific Health

| Jul 19, 2017 | Hawaii

Dr. Gerard Livaudais is vice president at Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH), responsible for the overall development and strategic leadership of the organization’s accountable care organization, (ACO) Hawai‘i Health Partners (HHP). Through HHP, HPH has partnered with HMSA to create a new model of care that emphasizes clinical integration and care...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Deborah Rumsey

Kylie Walsh | Jul 19, 2017 | Oregon

Deborah Rumsey, executive director at Children's Health Alliance, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss building resiliency in families. Our pediatricians feel a responsibility. ACES are adverse childhood experiences; they happen when they’re under their purview. What our perspective has been is the pediatricians can’t stop...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Micah Weinberg

Kylie Walsh | Jul 19, 2017 | California

Micah Weinberg, President of the Economic Institute, Bay Area Council, joins us in What They're Watching to talk about politics and policy in health care. The politics and policy have almost nothing to do with each other. You know, these occur on pretty much completely different tracks. And people forget...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Noel Rea

Kylie Walsh | Jul 19, 2017 | Alaska

Noel Rea, president of Innovative Solutions of Alaska, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss maintaining independence in Alaskan communities. There’s a saying in Alaska if you’ve been to one Alaska village, you’ve been to one Alaska village. Every village is different. There’s a couple hundred...[ Read More ]