HPU growing three doctoral programs in health fields
Hawaii Pacific University has added three new doctoral degree programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Psychology and Doctor of Physical Therapy.   “HPU is committed to making higher education accessible to individuals in Hawaii and beyond by providing unique and innovative academic programs,” said John Gotanda, HPU president, in a statement. “The addition of doctoral degrees in nursing practice, psychology and physical therapy to our curriculum represents HPU’s pledge to support… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 6, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Genentech, Roche vets aim new company's $86.25 million IPO at cancer
A South San Francisco startup led by veterans of biotech stalwart Genentech Inc. and its parent company Roche wants to raise $86.25 million in an initial public offering. RAPT Therapeutics Inc. — known until May as FLX Bio Inc. — expects to use the IPO booty to fund development of cancer-fighting FLX-475 through results of an ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial, fund an early-stage safety trial of RPT-193 in the itchy skin condition known as atopic dermatitis an d develop other drug candidates,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Net Health to acquire Alpahretta-based Optima Healthcare
Net Health, a Pittsburgh-based company that offers cloud-based solutions for specialized outpatient care, is set to acquire Alpharetta-based Optima Healthcare Solutions for an undisclosed amount.   The acquisition of Optima, a cloud-based electronic medical record software company, is likely to close by next week, Josh Pickus, CEO of Optima said. The companies are working to complete integration into a single company by the end of the year.  The integration will allow Net Health to expan d its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brendan Ward Source Type: news

Everything is bigger in Texas — and now so is HCA
Sam Hazen said during the company ’s first-quarter earnings call that he saw future opportunities for HCA Healthcare Inc. to make “sizable acquisitions.” On Monday, the company made a Texas-sized buy. HCA has bought 24 MedSpring urgent care centers in Austin, Dallas and Houston from Fresenius Medical Care, according to a ne ws release. The facilities will be rebranded under HCA’s CareNow Urgent Care name.  Terms of the deal, which gives HCA 160 total urgent care centers across the country,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Hahnemann closing puts foreign doctors-in-training in a serious bind
Foreign nationals training to become doctors who picked Hahnemann University for their residency program will have to find a new training site quickly or face packing for home. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

These Bay Area companies are part of an uptick in women-led IPOs
The surge in IPOs this year has brought with it a jump in new public companies led by women. About 15 percent of the companies in the U.S. that have gone public so far in 2019 are led by female CEOs, the highest number in at last six years and triple the number of woman-run companies listed in the Russell 2000. Four of the 13 women whose companies have debuted this year are from the Bay Area: Sunnyvale-based Silk Road Medical Inc.; San Francisco-based PagerDuty Inc.; South San Francisco-based Cortexyme… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

More than 100 locals apply for medical marijuana business licenses
Although Missouri has yet to begin accepting applications for medical marijuana business licenses, the number of people who have pre-filed has already exceeded the 338 facilities expected to be approved. Now, the state has finally revealed the names of applicants. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released the list of names after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch won a lawsuit challenging the state's effort to keep the records private. According to The Kansas City Star, Todd Smidt… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew Vaupel Source Type: news

These are the 2019 winners in CBJ's Healthiest Employers awards program
Here's a look at the 2019 winners in CBJ's Healthiest Employers awards program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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How chats with doctors are saving Kaiser members $5M per year
Medical chat functions aren't new, but Kaiser Permanente thinks its platform has a special ingredient. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

South Florida company closes $4.5M deal for noted Oregon cannabis grower
Stem Holdings buys Yerba Buena for the healthy $4.5 million sum. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Pete Danko Source Type: news

New pharmacy aims for equitable care in Dallas
Prism Health North Texas and Ohio-based Equitas Health plan to jointly open a new pharmacy in Dallas in October. The partnership centers around using an integrated patient care model in which the patient can receive medical care and prescription drug access in the same place. The pharmacy will sit alongside one of PHNTX's health centers in southern Dallas, and is expected to open in October. The new locatio n will operate under the name Prism Health North Texas Pharmacy, though it will be owned… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Rebecca Ayers Source Type: news

Samford receives $3.5M for nurse practitioner residency grant
Samford University ’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing will receive a $3.5 million grant over a four-year period to place nurse practitioner graduates in rural underserved areas for primary care residency. The grant will facilitate the launch of the first residency program housed within the nursing school.  “For nearly 100 years, Ida Moffett School of Nursing has prepared well-equipped, compassionate nurses to serve the underserved,” Nena Sanders, vice provost of Samford’s College of Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

New parent company will oversee two WNY child welfare agencies
New View Alliance has been established as a new nonprofit to serve as parent organization for two of the region's major providers of human services for children with behavorial and mental health challenges. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

State installs temporary manager for Hahnemann, St. Christopher's
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Wednesday installed a temporary manager to oversee operations at Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher ’s Hospital for Children. Levine said American Academic Health System (AAHS), the owner of the two Philadelphia hospitals, voluntarily agreed to the move. Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting —  which is based in Denver and has an office in Malvern — will serve as the temporary manager, accordi ng to a health department spokesman. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Scorecard: A year ago, Bill Frist's palliative care company was sold. Here's what happened next
Scorecard checks back on our headlines from a year ago. This is an update to the May 23, 2018, story "Bill Frist's health care company sold to Anthem." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

New Port Richey medical center performs first robotic-assisted procedure for arteries
The Medical Center of Trinity has successfully performed its first robotic-assisted angioplasty, which is the first for Tampa Bay and the first on Florida ’s west coast. The robotic tools help the physicians treat patients with coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease, the plaque buildup that restricts blood flow in the arteries, is a widespread and life-threatening condition. Traditionally, percutaneous coronary intervention commonly kno wn as an ‘angioplasty,’ is the most common… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

A look at 2019's top young Oregon entrepreneurs (Photos)
A team from Oregon Technology Institute has landed the top prize in a statewide college startup challenge. The Reclaimers won $10,000 in cash as well as a legal startup package from Stoel Rives valued at $2,500, in the InventOR program. The group, which won several other honors during the program, crafted a system that recycles waste plastic into crude oil. Seventeen colleges and universities sent tea ms to the finals. Portland State University put on the event, which encourages young inventors… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Here are the Mass. firms with the highest — and lowest — profits per employee
If you want to start a company that will make boatloads of money without having to hire many people, you ’ll likely want to consider the real estate or pharmaceuticals business — and definitely far stay away from retail and manufacturing. That’s a takeaway from comparing Massachusetts-based public companies using an often overlooked metric used to gauging the efficiency of a company. The concept of profit-per-employee was touted in a 2007 article published by global consulting firm McKinsey… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Why one Boston-based company's loss is a Triangle firm's win
A Boston-based pharmaceutical company's drug trial falling apart could further solidify a Triangle firm's position as the leading candidate for treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

ClinicianNexus joins Cedars-Sinai health-tech accelerator, gets $100,000 investment
Editor's note:  This story comes from our online sister publication, Minne Inno, which focuses on the Twin Cities startup scene. Want more stories about tech and innovation in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area? Subscribe to the Beat by Minne Inno, a free daily email newsletter that breaks down everything you need to know about what's new in business the Twin Cities. ClinicianNexus, a startup that connects students with clinical rotations at hospitals, has been accepted into the Los Angeles, Calif.-based Cedars-Sinai… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Maddy Kennedy Source Type: news

Overriding safety concerns, FDA approves Karyopharm cancer drug
Federal regulators set aside their previous safety and effectiveness concerns and approved a cancer drug from Newton biotech Karyopharm Therapeutics, giving the company its first commercial product.   Karyopharm (Nasdaq: KPTI) will have to launch the drug without Chief Commercial Officer Anand Varadan, however. Varadan resigned from his position this week, according to a federal filing that coincided with the news of the drug approval. He was replaced by Senior Vice President Perry Monaco. Th e company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Health insurance premiums to rise modestly next year in Oregon
Premiums are set to rise a modest 2.3 percent next year for people who buy their own health insurance, under preliminary decisions announced Wednesday by the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation. The hike is slightly lower than the average 3.3 percent increase insurers requested and much lower than the early days of the Affordable Care Act, despite some destabilizing changes at the federal level. The division lowered Kaiser Health Plan of the Northwest’s 11.4 percent request to 5.7 per cent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Blue Shield launches digital therapeutics marketplace
San Francisco-based Blue Shield has created a new marketplace for burgeoning digital health companies looking to help people manage their health and chronic diseases through a variety of diet, lifestyle and other wellness interventions.   The extensive platform, dubbed “Wellvolution,” went live two weeks ago and houses north of 40 digital health apps — including San Francisco-based Virta Health and Better Therapeutics — as well as partnerships with about 30,000 local brick-and-mortar options… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Psychiatric hospital names CEO of new Missouri location
CenterPointe Hospital, a St. Charles-based private psychiatric hospital, has hired a permanent CEO for its new $21 million facility in Columbia, Missouri. Phil Sheridan joined CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia as CEO effective June 20, bringing over 25 years of corporate and senior executive experience in other behavioral health companies, officials said. Most recently Sheridan had served as vice president of hospital development at Haven Behaviora l Health in Boise, Idaho, since October 2017. Before… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Hahnemann owner explains decision to close hospital
Philadelphia Academic Health System (AAHS), the parent company of Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher ’s Hospital for Children, confirmed it intends to close Hahnemann "on or about Sept. 6" because of what it describes as continuing, unsustainable financial losses. “Our primary concern is the care of our patients,” said Allen Wilen, Chief Restructuring Officer for Philadelphia Academic Heal th Holdings (PAHS), a subsidiary of AAHS. “Our dedicated staff will continue to care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA asks Chester County biopharm company to pull promotional video
The federal agenecy claims the video has misleading and incomplete information about the company's skin disorder treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

With $10 million boost from Broad Foundation, UCSF aims to 'unravel' genetic diseases
A new $30 million stem cell research gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation will help UCSF find more promising early treatments, including those delivered to a fetus. The University of California, San Francisco, will receive one-third of the gift, part of $113 million given by the foundation of businessman Eli Broad and his wife toward stem cell research in California since 2005. Stem cell centers at UCLA and the University of Southern California will also get $10 million each. Disclosure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

They met, fell in love, started a gene therapy company — now they've raised $104 million to target diseases that were unreachable
The company's first target is Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic disorder marked by dozens of seizures a day. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Buffalo exec adds 'biotech boss' to her resume
Margot Schoenborn has quite the resume. Now she gets to add yet another interesting professional experience: biotech boss. Schoenborn has been named the CEO of OmniSeq, which develops and sells molecular diagnostic tests that show cancer patients what kind of targeted therapies might work on them. OmniSeq is headquartered in the Haupt man-Woodward Medical Research Institute facility on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. She joins the company at an opportune time: OmniSeq has shown significant… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Microbiome startup for diabetes eyes U.S. growth with new funding
DayTwo has snagged $31 million as it looks to provide nutritional support to the 30 million people living with type 2 diabetes across the United States. "It's a huge market that's very underserved with regard to food and nutrition that's effective in helping them," said DayTwo president Josh Stevens. "That's why we're really spending our effort there." The San Francisco and Tel Aviv, Israel-based microbiome testing company offers glycemic control support for people with type 2 diabetes by tailoring… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

DCCCD receives $12M federal grant to expand apprenticeship program
Dallas County Community College District was awarded a $12 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to advance apprenticeships in health care, U.S. Texas Senator John Cornyn announced Tuesday. DCCCD already has 28 apprenticeships that serve 1,700 apprentices. However, this federal grant will allow the DCCCD to serve an additional 7,500 apprentices with 50 different occupations in health care. DCCCD has partnered with many local health care organizations and hospitals for the program,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Rebecca Ayers Source Type: news

How Allegheny Health Network will be impacted by UPMC-Highmark deal
AHN has gone from near death as West Penn Allegheny to now eight straight quarters of positive operating revenue over expenses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Guest notebook: The STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act protects Alabama patients
If you live in rural Alabama, you might spend a lot of time worrying about the survival of your local hospital. If you ’re one of the unfortunate folks who have already seen their community hospital shuttered, your concern then shifts to access to and distance from quality health care services for your family. It’s an issue that impacts far too many of my constituents. Suppose an emergency trip to the hospital takes you to an out-of-network hospital or doctor. Weeks later, you get an unexpected… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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Partners HealthCare appoints first-ever female CEO
The board of Partners HealthCare has named Dr. Anne Klibanski as president and CEO. She becomes the first female CEO in the organization ’s history. Klibanski has been interim president and CEO since February, when Dr. David Torchiana retired from the role. She will oversee the state's largest health system and the state's largest employer with 75,000 employees systemwide. “Over the past several months, it has become increasing ly clear to each member of the board that Anne is the ideal leader… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Ogechi Ogoke, 24, on his appetite for entrepreneurship
Ogechi Ogoke could be viewed as a hot prospect by recruiters. He earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the University of Maine in 2015. He is now pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University at Buffalo, where his research focus is on developing functional liver tissue from stem cells. He won UB’s 2018-19 Western New York Prosperi ty Fellowship. So it goes without saying that Ogoke, who turns 25 this week, could just about pick his employer after he earns his Ph.D. He’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Chandler opioid sales rep avoids jail time in kickback scheme, report says
A sales representative with a Chandler-based opioid manufacturer has avoided prison time in relation to her involvement with a company-wide bribery scheme. KTAR.com reports Natalie Levine, 35, received a sentence of five years probation in federal court in Connecticut this week. Levine was a sales a rep with Insys Therapeutics Inc., the Chandler pharmaceutical firm that recently filed for bankruptcy following its settlement with the government over b ribing doctors to prescribe its highly addictive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tim Gallen Source Type: news

Dova receives European marketing authorization
Dova Pharmaceuticals has received the nod from European regulators for the marketing of its drug, providing another avenue of potential for the company as it seeks to successfully land its commercialization effort. The Durham-based company (Nasdaq: DOVA) has received European Commission marketing authorization for Doptelet – its main drug for the treatment of severe thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic liver disease. The company's stock was up almost 10 percent Wednesday following… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Highmark-UPMC deal covers something new: Out-of-network emergency department visits
But UPMC Hillman Cancer Center will remain out-of-network for the Highmark subscribers who are in the lower-benefit, narrower-network plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Massachusetts company acquires and renames Colorado-based pharmaceutical business
CutisPharma Inc. has plans to create a new, unified company called Azurity Pharmaceuticals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

ECMC partners with UB on Kensington Heights redevelopment
A year after acquiring a 17-acre site, Erie County Medical Center Corp. has announced a plan to redevelop the long-vacant property. The property, which previously housed the Kensington Heights low-income housing complex, sites behind the hospital’s 65-acre campus on Grider Street.  ECMC will work with the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning on the plan, partnering on the “Building Together” initia tive to garner community input and determine how best to use the site.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

AbbVie buying Irish drug firm Allergan in $63 billion deal
AbbVie Inc. said it's buying Dublin, Ireland-based drug firm Allergan in a $63 billion deal. AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), based in North Chicago, Illinois, said it's paying 0.8660 of its shares and $120.30 in cash for each Allergan (NYSE: AGN) share, for a total consideration of $188.24 per Allergan share. AbbVie said the combined companies' headquarters will remain in North Chicago. "This is a transformational transaction for both companies and achieves unique and complementary strategic objectives.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Williamson County sues Purdue Pharma, CVS, Walmart, others over opioid crisis
Williamson County has filed a lawsuit against major manufacturers, distributors and retailers of pharmaceutical opioids, saying that these companies have caused harm, death and also cost a great deal of money for the county. In the lawsuit filed June 14 in Williamson County District Court, the county said it has spent and continues to spend “large sums combating the public health crisis” created by negligence and fraudulent marketing of these companies. This suit was filed against Purdue Pharma… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: KXAN News Source Type: news

KC charity will invest $5M to fund research into a cure for PKD
The PKD Foundation will invest nearly $5 million on research over the next two years to fund treatment studies and research polycystic kidney disease. "For the past 36 years, our goal has been to support PKD patients from care to cure. With the support of generous donations, we have the ability to stand beside PKD patients until there is a cure, supporting research for new treatments and to support researchers," PKD Foundation CEO Andy Betts sai d in a news release. The foundation announced that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Humana could get $600M+ if Supreme Court rules favorably on ACA suit
Humana Inc. could stand to recoup more than $600 million that it should have received from the federal government for participating the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, according to an Evercore ISI analyst. Michael Newshel, director of managed care and healthcare facilities for Evercore ISI made the comments in a research note Monday afternoon, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it will take up the three cases filed by health insurers who claim they are owed more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Durham pharma buys building for new headquarters operations
A little-known Durham pharmaceutical concern has made a big buy to establish its corporate headquarters in the Triangle town. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Cliff Barnes Source Type: news

SA biotech startup gets FDA approval for body contouring device
The San Antonio-based company is preparing to take initial orders for its body contouring machines. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Why health care affordability is the top spending concern for Texans — even if they're insured
If Texas wants to fix the problem, employers will need to band together and collectively bargain for changes, a local expert says. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Healthcare workers cancel nursing home picket
After reaching a tentative agreement, healthcare workers at Buffalo Community Healthcare Center late Monday afternoon canceled plans for an informational picket. Workers represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East had issued a 10-day notice to picket after months of unsuccessful negotiations. The union represents more than 150 health-care workers at the 95-bed residential health care facility. According to the union, the tentative agreement inc ludes improved start rates, annual raises,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Banner Health's CEO among list of highest-paid hospital executives
Peter Fine, president and CEO of Phoenix-based Banner Health, ranked No. 6 on Modern Healthcare's list of the country's highest-paid not-for-profit health system executives and board members. The 2017 data — the most recent available — was released in the national trade publication's June 24 issue, showing Fine's 2017 earned compensation was $8.54 million, a 6.9% increase from 2016. The data also shows Banner Health had $3.8 billion in payroll expenses in 2017, putting his compensa tion at 0.22%… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news