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Indiana Healthcare Digest 2/22/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Time's running out on bill to restore 'certificate of need' process for hospitals | 2.18.19 |IBJ
Carmel gives green light for Franciscan specialty hospital | 2.22.19 | IBJ
4 Strategies for Keeping Your Millennial Healthcare Workers- IU Health | 2.20.19 |Health Leaders
Hancock Health receives $75000 substance abuse grant | 2.20.19 |Greenfield Daily Reporter
Meagen Windler, director of revenue cycle at Eskenazi Health, on hospital's biggest concern now that standard charges are public | 2.18.19 | Beckers
1 in 5 rural hospitals at high risk of closing, including 9 in Indiana | 2.20.19 |Beckers, Modern HC
 
FORT WAYNE
Lutheran Health's parent reports $788 million loss | 2.20.19 |Journal Gazette, Beckers
Parkview Randallia to close Continuing Care unit | 2.18.19 |Journal Gazette
 
NORTH
Saving energy pays off for Franciscan | 2.20.19 |News Dispatch
Porter Health Care System patients could get up to $5K from cyberattack settlement | 2.18.19 |NWI Times
CBD oil: Northwest Indiana medical professionals, residents tout health benefits | 2.21.19 |NWI Times
 
SOUTH
Floyd Memorial Foundation Begins Chapel Campaign | 2.19.19 |Inside IN Bus
DCH dispels rumors over ambulance service | 2.18.19 |Washington Times
Columbus Regional Hospital to offer health services at proposed sports tourism complex | 2.20.19 | Beckers

EAST
Hospital price rule causes confusion | 2.19.19 |Rushville Republican
New Caravan Health Analysis Evaluates Effect of Payment Law on Community Hospitals, including Margaret Mary Health | 2.22.19 |PR Web
 
WEST
Valley Professionals break ground on $4.5M expansion | 2.22.19 |Tribune Star

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Why Tackling Obesity Is Harder Than You Think | 2.21.19 |WFYI
Indiana agrees to provide Hepatitis C drugs to more Medicaid recipients | 2.19.19 |IN Lawyer
State ranks low for emergency readiness | 2.18.19 | Journal Gazette
Health officials confirm 2 cases of mumps at Indiana University | 2.22.19 |FOX 59
Annual Data Book Outlines Hoosier Youth Wellbeing | 2.19.19 |WFYI
ECHO Center at IUPUI launches first HIV program to improve access to treatment | 2.21.19 |IU Newsroom, Inside IN Bus
 
CIGARETTE TAX
Indiana bill to raise smoking age to 21 put on hold | 2.22.19 |WNDU
Health Groups Try to Reignite Cigarette Tax Debate With Statehouse Rally | 2.20.19 |WIBC
Group lobbies at Indiana Statehouse for $2 cigarette tax | 2.19.19 |WISH-TV
FDA Says Teen Boys Most At Risk Of Using E-Cigarettes | 2.20.19 |WFYI
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
State Awards $750K to Substance Abuse Coalitions | 2.18.19 |Inside IN Bus
Grants Awarded to Analyze Mobile Crisis Assistance Teams | 2.20.19 |Inside IN Bus
New program addresses shortage of addiction specialists | 2.18.19 |Daily Journal
Indiana Senate Bill 162 seeks to manage pain without opioids | 2.19.19 |Herald Staff
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Meridian Health Services has announced a merger with Madison County Community Health | 2.19.19 |Inside IN Bus
Aspire Indiana Names Vanessa Pataky Youth and Family Services Director | 2.18.19 |Inside IN Bus
Collaborative effort underway to groom behavioral health specialists | 2.18.19 |Indy Channel
 
PHYSICIANS
Illinois Hospital, Docs to Settle Malpractice Suit For $20.6M | 2.19.19 |Law360
Lebanon pediatrician charged with molesting 12-year-old patient | 2.22.19 |WTHR
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly, other insulin makers must face price-gouging lawsuit, judge rules | 2.18.19 | IBJ
Bayer to cut 194 jobs in Indiana |Beckers | 2.22.19

EDUCATION
Ivy Tech Community College offers online MRI training | 2.20.19 |WIBQ
Marian University promotes and extends contract of Donald Sefcik, DO | 2.21.19 | Marian Newsroom
Ontario Systems and Anderson University have partnered to create an immersive career-prep program for tech students | 2.22.19 |Beckers
 
OTHER
Amazon’s latest target is pharmacy disruption | 2.21.19 |IBJ
ISBA preparing to roll out health insurance for members, ‘Last major hurdles’ cleared | 2.20.19 |IN Lawyer, IN Lawyer
The Indiana Medical History Museum is unlike anything in the US | 2.20.19 |WISH-TV
Indiana Rural School Clinic Network Expands to Pekin | 2.21.19|Inside IN Bus
OurHealth Celebrates Cincinnati Grand Opening | 2.21.19 |Inside IN Bus
COA: Medical expert failed to establish knowledge of standard of care |2.21.19 | IN Lawyer
Could Better Post-Acute-Care Communication Impact Medtech?- Olio | 2.21.19 |MD+DI
Dems win on health provision- Pre-existing coverage to stay | 2.22.19 |Journal Gazette
IT leaders looking for meaningful data-exchange regs- Indiana Health Information Exchange | 2.16.19 |Modern HC
Firm announces $232M contract with Indiana, just two days after settling huge Medicaid fraud case in Texas | 2.21.19 | IBJ
House Easily Passes Second Trimester Abortion Ban | 2.22.19 |WFYI, NWI Times
Proposal would let Indiana pharmacists refuse to give abortion drugs | 2.11.19 | WHAS 11
Indiana seeks injunction against assisted living center where woman died | 2.22.19 | IN Lawyer
Felony provision added to fertility fraud bill | 2.22.19 |Tribune Star
Davisson's Legislation Allows For Emergency Prescription Refills | 2.22.19 |WBIW

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