Providers and insurers are making a greater effort to keep elderly patients at home, in order to mitigate the costs involved with moving them to an assisted-living facility. Here, a Fallon Health care coordinator meets in a home visit with a member who receives coverage through Medicare and MassHealth.

Businesses bristle at reform, but MassHealth changes go deep

Emily Micucci |

With the U.S. healthcare system in limbo, political leaders are facing a stark certainty: The state Medicaid budget is unsustainable and reform is imperative.


Carroll never stops working, advocating

Emily Micucci |

Frank Carroll never left Worcester, but in a vast career in business advocacy bringing him deep into the national political area and an abiding commitment to philanthropy, Carroll's reach extends far...

HPC targets drug prices, other measures, for cutting health costs

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) released its Annual Health Care Cost Trends Report on Wednesday, making more than a dozen recommendations for advancing state healthcare reform.

Health News

Truven: UMass Memorial tops in cardiovascular care

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester was named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics.

Reliant expands Spencer practice

Worcester-based Reliant Medical Group has hired Dr. Eric Lupoli to its Department of Internal Medicine in Spencer.

Harrington fundraiser to feature Paula Poundstone

Emily Micucci |

Emmy award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone will perform a comedy show on April 1 in Southbridge.

Arch Therapeutics to make $6M stock offering

Framingham biotechnology company Arch Therapeutics is selling an estimated $6.1 million worth of shares, in part to pay back the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for funding.

Fallon CEO talks scenario planning for Trump's changes

With nearly a year under his belt, Fallon Health CEO Richard Burke is working to return the nonprofit insurer to a positive financial margin while preparing for changes in health care.

Does the state have $300M hidden in a mattress somewhere?

We don't see Charlie Baker winning any Conservative of the Year awards at the next Republican National Convention, but it still was jarring to see the Massachusetts governor propose what amounted to a MassHealth bailout tax on companies of more than 10 employees.

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