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Indiana Healthcare Digest 10/26/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
IU Health covets big prize, but neurologist practice clings to independence |10.26.18 |IBJ
IU Health forms 16 clinical councils to boost care quality | 10.24.18 |Beckers
100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs- IU Health Medical Center | 10.23.18 |Beckers
New Health Clinic to Open at CityWay | 10.26.18 |Inside IN Bus
To Promote Nutrition, Hospitals Host Grocery Stores and Greenmarkets- Eskanzi | 10.22.18 |WSJ
Need after-hours medical care Downtown? You no longer need to head to the ER | 10.24.18 |Indy Star
Medicare payments at 66 Indiana hospitals will be cut $12 million in 2019 | 10.25.18 |Legal Reader
Medicaid rate increases for providers are coming next year – Indiana to decrease | 10.25.18 |Modern HC

EAST
Leaders say bankrupt Fayette County hospital needed, but don't know how they can help | 10.21.18|Connersville News Examiner
Hancock County community members take part in drive-thru flu shot clinic | 10.23.18 |Daily Reporter
Hancock Regional Hospital pens second local school sponsorship deal | 10.25.18 |Daily Reporter

SOUTH
Premier Hospice hopes to expand Southern Indiana outreach with Jeffersonville office | 10.24.18 |News Tribune
Deaconess-Methodist affiliation aimed at financial stability, quality care, Deaconess CEO says | 10.23.18 |Courier Press
Kentucky hospital partnerswithindependent orthopedic group, closes its own orthopedic clinic: 5 things to know | 10.23.18 | Beckers
Where Deaconess Health System CMIO Dr. Diane Hunt will focus in 2019: EHR driving physician productivity metrics, consumer-driven apps & more | 10.10.18 |Beckers
New details expected on plans for Deaconess Aquatic Center | 10.24.18 |WFIE

NORTH
Northwestern expands in northwest Indiana with new partnership | 10.22.18 |Modern HC, Dot Med, Chicago Bus
Franciscan to acquire Franklin Clinic; Kora: After 30 years, dealing with insurance became 'extraordinary burden' | 10.24.18 |News Dispatch, Valpo Life

FORT WAYNE
Parkview welcomes Ortho Northeast to Noble and LaGrange | 10.23.18 |KPC News
Regional VA officials don't see privatization in future | 10.23.18 |Journal Gazette

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PAYERS
Medicare Advantage gaining popularity with lower costs, more benefit | 10.24.18 |IBJ
Verma Promotes Medicare Changes In Indianapolis | 10.22.18 |WFYI
Oak Street Health and Humana Team Up To Expand Access to Value-Based Care in Indiana With New Indianapolis Center | 10.23.18 |Bus Wire
Anthem ER policy could deny 1 in 6 visits if universally adopted, JAMA study warns | 10.24.18 |HC Dive
Anthem nabs Google, Amazon vet as head of its new AI group |10.24.18 |MedCity News

PUBLIC HEALTH
Rural Hoosiers Face Long Drives to Reach Prenatal Care | 10.19.18 |IN Public Media
Parke County sets Nov. 1 meeting to talk tuberculosis | 10.25.18 |Tribune Star, Wabash Valley
Childhood Obesity Data Highlights Racial Disparity | 10.24.18 |WFYI
State Offers Radon Testing at Day Care Centers In Pilot Program | 10.22.18 |WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid alternative from Lilly, Pfizer shows promise in study | 10.23.18 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus
Mental Health Care Critical for Battling the Opioid Crisis- about half of Indiana counties are listed as mental health shortage areas | 10.22.18 |MD Magazine
Revived Indiana needle exchange program has positive results | 10.22.18 |WISH
Riley Hospital doctor helping dozens of pregnant women addicted to drugs | 10.24.18 |FOX 59

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Therapy center founded in Kokomo is nation's fastest growing autism service company | 10.23.18 |Kokomo Tribune
HealthLinc receives award to fight opioid crisis | 10.26.18 | NWI Times

POST ACUTE
Shirt Factory-Turned-Assisted Living Home to Open | 10.23.18 |Inside IN Bus

PHYSICIANS
Riley doctors honored with state's highest civilian award | 10.25.18 |WRTV

EDUCATION
Purdue backs off booting working spouses from health plan, for now | 10.23.18 | Journal Courier
Purdue startup introduces less invasive, liquid biopsies | 10.26.18 |NWI Times
Biomet Co-Founder Joins Rose Hulman Board | 10.24.18 |Inside IN Bus
Cook Regentec Celebrates Opening of Indianapolis Facility, Announces Collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine | 10.24.18 |IUSOM News
Dementia Care Initiative Lands $3.5M Grant | 10.26.18 |Inside IN Bus
Trine University Expanding Health Science Programs | 10.25.18 |Inside IN Bus

LIFE SCIENCES
Cook Regentec Focused on Breakthroughs, Collaboration | 10.24.18 |Inside IN Bus
With new products showing signs of impressive growth, Eli Lilly seems safely past the company’s recent patent trough | 10.23.18 |Pharma Live
$25M Investment to Add Jobs, Capacity at Mead Johnson | 10.23.18 |Inside IN Bus
How Lilly Is Getting More Women into Leadership Positions | 10.23.18 |Harvard Business Review

OTHER
What people spend out-of-pocket on healthcare in 23 states- Indiana: $608.50 | 10.24.18 |Beckers
Here's where Southern Indiana legislators, candidates stand on medical marijuana | 10.24.18 |Courier Press
Program Offers Rehab to Workers Who Fail Drug Test | 10.25.18 |Inside IN Bus
Pre-Existing Condition Question Focus In Indiana Senate Race | 10.25.18 |WFYI

Indiana Healthcare Digest is compiled by EWHC Board Member Elizabeth Walker.  To be added to the subscription list and receive this weekly update directly in your inbox, please click here:  SUBSCRIBE