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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/15/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Plan for private health clinic at Broad Ripple Park hits opposition | 3.11.19 | IBJ
Hospitals get socked for safety concerns | 3.15.19 |IBJ

FORT WAYNE
Lutheran Hospital to Drop Heart Transplant Program | 3.15.19 |WBOI, FW NBC, WPTA, News Sentinel
Healing the heart through the beauty of art | 3.14.19 |FW Business

EAST
Federal Bankruptcy Court rules Fayette County hospital to be sold at auction | 3.10.19 | Connersville News-Examiner 

SOUTH
Former Evansville State Hospital CFO accused of writing herself checks | 3.8.19 |TriState
Columbus Regional Health Physicians purchase former GI practice for $600K — 3 insights | 3.13.19 | Beckers, Republic

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
IU Health Physicians ramps up recruiting drive for specialists drops faculty requirement | 3.15.19 | IBJ
Dr. Randall S. Moore joins Franciscan Alliance as a senior vice president | 3.11.19 |Valpo Life
Ex-Hamilton County addiction doctor loses suit against DEA, Carmel | 3.12.19 |IBJ
Match made in medicine- 331 students learn where they are headed for residency training as part of annual Match Day | 3.15.19 |IUSM
 
PAYERS
Anthem expands Medicare Advantage network in Indiana | 3.12.19 |Beckers
Anthem BCBS Indiana offering free legal services to Medicaid enrollees | 3.12.19 |Fierce HC
Cigna, Anthem, await multi-billion-dollar decision after bitter court fight | 3.14.19 |CT Mirror
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation study: Hoosier obesity rate climbing, costing $8.5B | 3.14.19|IBJ, IN Public Media, Inside IN Bus
Most flavors of e-cigarettes set to be banned from retail stores | 3.13.19 |IBJ
Indiana Department of Health offers free program to quit using tobacco | 3.14.19 | WANE
Doctors concerned measles may spread to Indiana | 3.14.19 |Indy Channel
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Indiana to dedicate new state psychiatric hospital | 3.14.19 |IBJ, IN Public Media, Inside IN Bus, Indy Star, WTHR, Inside IN Bus, WBOI
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Hamilton Center gets $20K opioid response grant | 3.9.19 |Tribune Star
Opioid Strategy Meeting Aims to Empower Employers | 3.12.19 |Inside IN Bus
New monitoring system detected Clark County overdose spike | 3.12.19 |News and Tribune
Northwest Indiana drug overdose deaths were down in 2018 | 3.10.19 |NWI Times
Indiana Health System’s Opioid Prescriptions Down 13% Using New Tracking Program | 3.13.19 |IN Public Media, WFYI
Hamilton County launches Opioid Quick Response Teams, residents who overdose from opioids will get more help than just Narcan  | 3.11.19 |WTHR, Indy Star
Fentanyl Can Lead To Overdoses In Hospitals, Too | 3.14.19 |WFYI
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly Seeks Tax Abatement on $90M Project | 3.12.19 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
How Much Difference Will Eli Lilly’s Half-Price Insulin Make? | 3.12.19 |Kaiser
Health Tech Startup Olio Closes Funding Round | 3.12.19 |Inside IN Bus
ResearcHERS to Boost Women Fighting Cancer | 3.13.19 |Inside IN Bus
Investors paying price as drugmakers flood bond market | 3.14.19 |IBJ
 
EDUCATION
People, Place And DNA: Study Goes Knocking For Health Answers | 3.12.19 |WFYI
Two Indiana law schools slip, one climbs in latest U.S. News rankings;  IU McKinney’s health care law program was ranked the 11th best in the country | 3.12.19 | IBJUS News & World Report
IU School of Medicine researchers discover groundbreaking test for post-traumatic stress disorder | 3.12.19 |IU Newsroom
IU, Purdue Partner to Pair Medical Researchers with Engineers | 3.12.19 |WFYI
 
OTHER
Indiana House passes long-term care protections bill 99-0 | 3.12.19 |Herald Bulletin
Indiana House passes abortion provider law | 3.15.19 |The Statehouse File, The Neighbor, WFYI
Divided 7th Circuit lifts injunction against Indiana fetal-tissue research ban | 3.15.19 |IN Lawyer, WFYI
Medicaid Work Requirements Could Cost Hospitals $3.7B- Hospitals in Indiana and Kentucky could take the biggest hit | 3.14.19 |Health Leaders
Senate committee says yes to studying prescription drug prices | 3.13.19 |Statehouse Files
Community Foundation Receives $2M Grant | 3.13.19 |Inside IN Bus

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