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Indiana Healthcare Digest 1/11/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Here’s how you can find hospital prices online, but they may not be helpful | 1.8.19 |Indy Star, WTHI, Kokomo Tribune
Mobile stroke treatment unit goes to 911 calls with mantra 'time is brain' | 1.19.19 |WISH
Child life specialists at Riley provide patients with treatment far beyond surgery | 1.8.19 |FOX 59
VA awards Community Care Network contracts to increase health care access, including Indiana in Region 2 | 12.28.18 |VA
Germ fighting light at IU Hospital | 1.10.19 |CBS 4

SOUTH
'Telehealth' brings virtual doctors to nurse's offices at southern Indiana schools | 1.9.19 |WDRB, Inside IN Bus
CRH still evaluating use of Clarion site | 1.7.19 | The Republic
Floyd County Council transfers $8 million from hospital sale to Legacy Foundation | 1.9.19 |News Tribune

EAST
Payment and Value of Care of Hospitals in Henry County and Surrounding Area | 1.8.19 |Star Press

WEST
Terre Haute Hospitals Talk About New Pricing Transparency Guidelines | 1.18.19 |WTHI, Beckers

FORT WAYNE
Parkview ER swamped; many patients could be treated elsewhere | 1.9.19 |Ag Journal
Hospital clusters draw concern of lawmakers | 1.5.19 |Journal Gazette
Community Health Systems falls short of 2018 hospital divestiture target | 1.10.19 |Modern HC
Quorum Health must pay $1.5 million to Community Health Systems | 1.8.19 |Modern HC, Nashville Post
CHS CEO Wayne Smith: We're no longer a rural hospital chain | 1.10.19 |Beckers

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Madison County dealing with hepatitis A outbreak | 1.10.19 |News and Tribune

TOBACCO
Health coalition poll: 70% support cigarette tax increase | 1.8.19 |WANE, CBS 4 Indy, FOX 59, IN Public Media

MENTAL HEALTH
State to Pay Loans to Boost Mental Health Care in Rural Counties | 1.7.19 |US News, WBIW, Batesville Herald Tribune, WSBT
New state law provides people a pathway to vote in mental health institutions | 1.8.19 | ABC 57
Jane Pauley acquires Anderson Psychiatric Clinic | 1.7.19 |Herald Bulletin
Lebanon schools to offer students added mental health care | 1.10.19 |Pharos Tribune
Autism And Mental Health Issues Make Finding Care A Challenge | 1.9.19 |WFYI

OPIOID CRISIS
Greenwood opioid clinic adds spirituality to Suboxone to treat addiction | 1.6.19 |Indy Star
Indiana Recovery Alliance aims to distribute nearly double the naloxone doses in 2019 | 1.9.19 |Herald Times

PAYERS
Gleaners, Anthem Team Up to Fight Senior Hunger | 1.9.19 |Inside IN Bus
11% drop in Hoosiers signing up for ACA- Low unemployment rate credited with decrease | 1.8.19 |Journal Gazette
Indiana Medicaid program notifies 31,876 members to PHI breach | 1.9.19 | Beckers
Decatur County Memorial Hospital joins EncoreCombined Network | 1.9.19 |Greensburg Daily News

LIFE SCIENCES
Eli Lilly to buy Loxo Oncology for $8 billion in huge bet on cancer genetics | 1.7.19 | Stat News, IBJ, Inside IN Bus, IBJ, Modern HC
Lilly to disclose more information about drug pricing |1.8.19 |IBJ, WFYI
Former Cook Group unit plans $100M expansion, 200 jobs in Indiana | 1.7.19 |IBJ
Cook partners with California firm to market anti-snoring device | 1.10.19 |Herald Times, Inside IN Bus
New algorithm from  IBM, Roche Diabetes Care, Eli Lilly and Co., the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and Indiana Bioscience Research Institute predicts risk of developing chronic kidney disease | 1.10.19 | Beckers

OTHER
IU Fund Invests in Health Tech Company | 1.8.19 |Inside IN Bus
Indiana Hospital Association Names VPs | 1.10.19 |Inside IN Bus
Olio Launches Healthcare Communication Platform | 1.11.19  PR Newswire
Katz Sapper & Miller sanctioned by feds, pays $102K penalty | 1.11.19 | IBJ
Disgraced nursing-home CEO wants felony convictions tossed | 1.11.19 | IBJ

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