The Dose

Welcome to The Dose, which tackles the finances behind local health care and life sciences and points to the most interesting national analysis. Your host is J.K. Wall.

Anthem's offer that hospitals can't refuse

By subtly threatening the loss of patients via a new "reference lab network," the Indianapolis-based health insurer has persuaded 63 Indiana hospitals to slash their prices for blood and tissue testing by as much as 80 percent—beyond the discounts Anthem had already negotiated with them.
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Killing obesity without coercion

Top-down culture change only works in North Korea, says the head of a group of local CEOs that is working broadly and subtly, not tyrannically, to improve Indy's culture of eating and exercising.
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Health VC dollars tripled in Indiana

Indiana’s health care companies attracted $103.8 million in investments last year, the highest total since attracting 2007. However, all but $3 million of last year’s investments came during the first six months of the year and Indiana continued to lag other Midwest states.
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