Health Care

Apr 10, 2014

Lancaster Family Practice Associates to move

Construction on the second lot in Oregon Pike Professional Center is slated to begin in May, and Lancaster Family Practice Associates has signed on to lease one of the two new buildings.

Apr 9, 2014

Cumberland County officials set to kick off nursing home work

Cumberland County officials will launch a nearly $2.9 million renovation project April 21 to create a short-term rehab wing at the Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Middlesex Township.

Apr 9, 2014

Bill to curb doctor drug dispensing passes Pa. House

Legislation to curb the practice of physicians directly dispensing prescription drugs to workers' compensation patients has passed the state House of Representatives on a unanimous vote.

Apr 9, 2014

HHS releases Medicare provider payment data

In what it calls a historic release giving consumers “unprecedented transparency,” the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has just released data on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other health care professionals.

Apr 4, 2014

Man sentenced for ambulance fraud scheme

One of seven people charged in what authorities say was a local ambulance company's scheme involving more than $1.5 million in fraudulent Medicare claims has been sentenced to 24 months in prison.

Apr 4, 2014

40-hour workweek bill passes U.S. House, would face veto

Eighteen U.S. House Democrats sided with Republicans on Thursday on a 248-179 vote approving a bill that would change the Obamacare definition of full-time work from 30 to 40 hours a week, but the White House has promised to veto it.

Apr 4, 2014

In brief: EMS, ambulance join forces

West Shore EMS and Citizens' Hose Company/Dillsburg Ambulance have signed a collaborative agreement effective April 1 to increase the level of emergency medical services and improve the response time for advanced life support/paramedic services in northern York County.

Apr 3, 2014

Company rebrands as Willow Valley Living

Last fall, Willow Valley Communities removed “retirement” from its name, and now the company that develops and manages the Lancaster County nonprofit continuing-care retirement community is following suit.

Apr 3, 2014

House to consider bill mandating observation status notice

A bill requiring hospitals to explicitly inform patients in observation status of the financial implications has passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 195-4 and will now proceed to the Senate.

Apr 3, 2014

Study suggests reason to offer dental insurance

New research from Harrisburg-based United Concordia Dental Insurance may give companies a reason to consider offering dental insurance if they don't already.

Apr 1, 2014

Alder Health Services leader to helm St. Joseph Health Ministries

Longtime Alder Health Services leader Philip K. Goropoulos will be leaving to begin a new role at St. Joseph Health Ministries on May 1, SJHM has announced.

Mar 31, 2014

Midstate stock analysis: Round 2

The second round of the Business Journal's yearlong stock project examining the five-year performance of some of the midstate's biggest public companies yielded more favorable results than our first round.