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Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 11, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. August 5, 2022, Editorial: Finally, Upstate, Crouse invite CNY into merger discussion After months of “radio silence,” SUNY Upstate Medical University will hold two public forums later this month to explain why it wants to acquire Crouse...

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi sue for defamation

Jul. 28, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi on Thursday said it was suing three employees of the University of Mississippi Medical Center for allegedly spreading false information. The lawsuit is the latest development in a dispute between the state's largest...

Amazon to buy primary care provider One Medical for $3.9B

Jul. 21, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon will acquire the primary care organization One Medical in a deal valued roughly at $3.9 billion, marking another expansion for the retailer into health care services. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant said Thursday it is buying One Medical for $18 per share...

US health insurers raise rates to match increase in usage

Jul. 19, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — After putting off routine health care for much of the pandemic, Americans are now returning to doctors' offices in big numbers — a trend that's starting to show up in higher insurance rates across the country. Health insurers in individual...

Doctor admits to receiving kickbacks for sham brain scans

Jul. 15, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Connecticut ophthalmologist has pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks in a scheme in which he ordered hundreds of medically unnecessary brain scans that resulted in millions of dollars in fraudulent billing to health insurers, federal prosecutors said. Dr. Donald...

Growing enrollment, Optum Health propel UnitedHealth in 2Q

Jul. 15, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

UnitedHealth Group hiked its 2022 forecast Friday after riding both growing health insurance enrollment and its newer care-providing businesses to a better-than-expected second quarter. The health care giant said a nearly 9% surge in Medicare Advantage customers pushed its total...

Officials call for hearings on proposed insurance increases

Jul. 13, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans called Wednesday for special hearings to be held on proposed double-digit rate increases being sought by nine health insurers that offer coverage on and off the state's Access Health CT exchange. Connecticut's Department of Insurance...

Companies could face hurdles covering abortion travel costs

Jul. 05, 2022 03:05 AM EDT

After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that's been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan pledged to cover travel costs for employees who live in states where the procedure is now illegal so they can terminate pregnancies. ...

Woman sentenced to 8 years for California medical fraud

Jul. 01, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Southern California woman who, along with her doctor husband, billed insurers $44 million for unnecessary cosmetic surgeries was sentenced Friday to eight years in federal prison, prosecutors said. Linda Morrow, 70, also was ordered to pay $14 million in...

Hawaii's governor signs 3 bills supporting LGBTQ community

Jun. 16, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Thursday signed three bills supporting Hawaii's LGBTQ community. The legislation "will help us identify and address social and community issues more effectively and ensure that we can work to prevent discrimination in many areas of our...