Steward Medical Group, a sister organization of the Central Massachusetts Independent Physicians Association, said it plans to sue a South Shore affiliate for deceptive practices. Steward Health Care Network President Dr. Mark Girard is shown here.

Steward accuses South Shore affiliate of deceptive practices

Emily Micucci |

Steward Medical Group, a sister organization of the Central Massachusetts Independent Physician Association through Steward Health Care, said it plans to sue a South Shore affiliate.


Reliant approves Optum acquisition

Emily Micucci |

Reliant Medical Group doctors and trustees have unanimously voted to be acquired by OptumHealth, a spokesman said Tuesday evening.

Recovery Centers of America inks Blue Cross contract

Emily Micucci |

Recovery Centers of America said it has signed a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to treat its members at its Westminster facility.

Health News

Baker concerned about health care reform in DC

State House News Service |

President Donald Trump and the Republican-led U.S. House have caused Gov. Charlie Baker some agita with their health care proposals, while Senate President Stanley Rosenberg assigned a failing grade to the new president.

State underpayments hurting nursing homes, industry says

State House News Service |

One out of every seven direct care staff positions in Massachusetts nursing homes is vacant, the number of deficiency-free homes has dropped since 2013, and half of the facilities have less than four days of cash on hand.

MassDevelopment gives $178M to UMass Memorial

UMass Memorial Health Care will renovate its Worcester hospital campuses, refinance debt, and improve its technical equipment with the help of financing from MassDevelopment.

In letter to Senate, Baker urges insurance market stabilization

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday wrote to three U.S. Senate committees to urge them to stabilize insurance markets as they consider health care reform and avoid shifting Medicaid costs to the states.

HealthAlliance undergoing $37M ER expansion

Laura Finaldi |

UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital is putting $37.3 million towards an expansion of its emergency room, a six-phase project expected to span over 30 months.

UMass Memorial, Harrington to join behavioral health forces

Laura Finaldi |

Responding to concerns from the state about access to inpatient psychiatric care in Central Massachusetts, UMass Memorial Health Care announced a formal partnership with Harrington HealthCare in Southbridge.

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