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CMS: Long-term care hospitalizations declined sharply

Emily Micucci |

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday reported a dramatic reduction in avoidable hospitalizations of Medicare and Medicaid patients living in long-term care facilities.

Bridge of Central Mass appoints new board members

Emily Micucci |

Worcester human services agency The Bridge of Central Massachusetts announced the election of two new Board members on Wednesday.

Heywood launches bariatric program

Emily Micucci |

Heywood Hospital in Gardner has launched a new bariatric medicine program with the opening of The Heywood Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery.

Business groups see Baker assessment as MassHealth bailout tax

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker's plan to address rising public and private health care costs by capping provider prices and fining employers that don't offer coverage drew a strong rebuke from some in the...

Central Mass. docs make Harvard Pilgrim honor roll

Emily Micucci |

Seven Central Massachusetts physician practices have been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's annual Physician Group Honor Roll.

Ratings firm to pay Mass. $12M over subprime crisis

State House News Service |

The credit analysis agency Moody's entered into a nearly $864 million settlement agreement with 22 states, including Massachusetts, to resolve charges it acted deceptively when rating securities tied...

AG plans to fight Eversource rate increase

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey plans to challenge Eversource's request to increase its electric rates by $96 million, saying the utility company should instead be delivering savings to customers.

HP to acquire SimpliVity for $650M

Brad Kane |

California computer giant Hewlett Packard Enterprises plans to acquire Westborough data storage provider SimpliVity for $650 million, which is a significant decrease over its assessed value two years...

Solect to install 446 kw array for Medford firm

Savannah Donohue |

Hopkinton solar installer Solect Energy has partnered with a Medford-based specialty food distributor to install a 446-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the distributor's 75,000-square-foot...

Vander Hooven approved as next MWCC president

Savannah Donohue |

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education voted Tuesday to approve Dr. James Vander Hooven as the third president of Mount Wachusett Community College, during a special meeting in Boston. He will...

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