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MedStar Ambulance settles $13M overpayment lawsuit

Brad Kane |

MedStar Ambulance, which has operations in Worcester and throughout Worcester County and MetroWest, has agreed to pay $12.7 million for overbilled Medicare claims, the attorney for the whistleblower...

Fallon names new VP of financial planning

Worcester healthcare insurance provider Fallon Health has hired the former chief financial officer of the Worcester-based Ascentria Care Alliance as its new vice president of financial planning and...

State mulling new benchmarks after healthcare costs rise

State House News Service |

After two years in which health care spending has grown more rapidly than the Massachusetts economy, state officials will now decide whether to keep or raise a lower growth target for next year.

Nominate for the Business Leader of the Year awards

The deadline is one week away for nominations for the Worcester Business Journal annual Business Leaders of the Year awards, which includes three new categories this year.

State revenue predicted to grow 4% next year

State House News Service |

State tax revenues will grow by 3.9 percent next fiscal year, state budget managers predicted Thursday, giving Gov. Charlie Baker and the Legislature about $27 billion to help build the state's...

MassHealth enrollment grew 70% in 10 years

State House News Service |

Over the past decade, enrollment in government-funded health coverage under MassHealth has rocketed upwards, growing by 70 percent since 2007 when Gov. Deval Patrick took office.

Nashoba Valley Medical launches surgical weight loss

Laura Finaldi |

Nashoba Valley Medical Center announced Thursday its Center for Weight Control now offers surgical weight loss services for people who struggle to keep the weight off on a long-term basis.

Feds say marketplace coverage up by 286K

Emily Micucci |

The number of Americans signed up for health insurance coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace was more than 11.5 million as of Dec. 24.

More than 50,000 now trained to use Narcan

State House News Service |

More than 50,000 people in Massachusetts are now trained in administering an overdose-reversing drug, according to a top public health official who said training in the life-saving...

Health Foundation announces community health grants

Emily Micucci |

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts is inviting new grant applications for its Activation Fund in 2017.

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