Breaking Healthcare News May 4, 2012


Today’s Healthcare Headlines:

  • Mednax division buys anesthesiology practice
    American Anesthesiology, a division of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Mednax, has acquired physician group practice Brazos Anesthesiology Associates, Bryan, Texas, for an undisclosed amount of cash.
  • CMS delays data collection for Sunshine Act to 2013
    The CMS has again extended the implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and will not require drug and device manufacturers to begin collecting data on payments to providers until 2013.
  • Amcom buys system for speedy test-results delivery
    Amcom Software, a Minneapolis company that specializes in critical communications technologies for healthcare, education, government and other sectors, has acquired a clinical test results-management system from Pewaukee, Wis.-based IMCO…
  • Highmark launches GPO
    Highmark, the Pittsburgh insurer seeking to acquire a distressed health system, announced the launch of ProtoCo Supply Chain Partners, a group-purchasing and supply-chain services organization.
  • Busts made in Lilly drug theft
    Law enforcement officials have recovered more than $70 million in drugs stolen from Eli Lilly’s distribution center in Connecticut.
  • U. of Texas approves med school funding
    The University of Texas (Austin) System Board of Regents approved at least $30 million in annual funding for a new medical school to be established in Austin.
  • Ore. coordinated care to receive $1.9 billion from feds
    Oregon’s plan to create a network of Medicaid Coordinated Care Organizations moved forward as the names of 14 applicants were released, and it also received a boost as the…

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