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Mass. overhauling health care project review process


Nursing homes looking to expand their facilities will need to participate in Medicaid under a broad overhaul of Department of Public Health regulations presented Tuesday.

New prescription monitoring system to allow state-to-state info sharing


A new version of the state's prescription monitoring system is scheduled to go live next week after more than $6 million in upgrades, reportedly making the program a key tool to fight misuse of...

UMass Memorial's Dickson pay increased 75 percent

Laura Finaldi |

Executives at the largest health network in Central Massachusetts saw a bump in their total compensation in 2014, according to the nonprofit's latest tax filing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Medicare gives UMass Memorial lowest quality ranking

Laura Finaldi |

Acute care hospitals in Central Massachusetts received moderate to low rankings on a five-star hospital ranking system put out by the federal government.

Mass. Med Society urges doctors to enroll in prescription monitoring

Laura Finaldi |

Saying it is a critical element to ending prescription drug abuse, the president of the Massachusetts Medical Society on Wednesday urged doctors to enroll in a new prescription monitoring program.

Report finds preventable dental treatment costs state millions


More than 36,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms for preventable oral health conditions cost the Massachusetts health care system between $14.8 million and $36 million in 2014.

Fallon Health squeaks out $100K in earnings

Sam Bonacci |

Fallon Health managed to bring in $100,000 in earnings in the second quarter, despite drops in both revenue and membership, the company announced Monday.

Worcester ranked 2nd worst for retirement

Sam Bonacci |

A newly released list of the best places to retire placed Worcester on the undesirable end of the list as the second worst place to retire in the United States, falling behind cities such as Detroit...

Smokers, cancer patients concern new Clinton Hospital CEO

In mid-June, UMass Memorial Health Care named Lisa Colombo as the permanent president and CEO of Clinton Hospital and she has set her focus on growth, marketing and philanthropy.

Advancing nursing education

Laura Finaldi |

Central Mass. academia is shifting to meet demand from evolving healthcare industry.

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