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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.

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...

Report: Mass. among highest in health costs, price disparities

Emily Micucci |

Massachusetts leads the nation in health care costs and price variation among providers, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Baker plans $2K health insurance fine for Mass. firms

State House News Service |

Companies that do not offer their employees health insurance would pay a $2,000 annual assessment per full-time worker to the state under a plan by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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.

Fallon names new VP of financial planning

Worcester healthcare insurance provider Fallon Health has hired a new vice president of financial planning and accounting operations.

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