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

Trumpcare would lower deficit, leave 14 million uninsured

State House News Service |

The health care reform bill recently approved by the U.S. House would reduce the federal deficit over a 10-year period by $119 billion, but would cause 14 million more people to be uninsured by 2018 than under current law.

Tenet hospitals restore Humana coverage

The three Central Massachusetts hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare will begin accepting Humana insurance June 1, seven months after the hospitals went out of the network.

UMass Medical joins call for research funding

UMass Medical School is among more than 200 medical schools, associations, colleges and others advocating for medical research funding at a time when government funding could be cut.

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.

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