Breaking Healthcare News May 4, 2012
- 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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