Health Care Providers

Economy could lift drug, device firms

February 20, 2012
J.K. Wall
The U.S. economy is showing signs of bouncing back and, if it does, look for drugmakers and medical-device companies to benefit. But if the economy has another summer stall like last year, expect health insurers to benefit.
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Developer plans $15.7M senior-living center on east side

February 17, 2012
Scott Olson
The city of Indianapolis approved the project after accepting Mainstreet Property Group's offer to purchase the property at 16th Street and Arlington Avenue for $912,500.
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Community agrees to absorb Howard Regional

January 31, 2012
J.K. Wall
Kokomo’s Howard Regional Health System has signed a letter of intent to join the Community Health Network less than four months after it broke off a merger deal with Indiana University Health.
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Walgreen marks retailers' push into health care

January 23, 2012
J.K. Wall
Health care reform is projected to cover 30 million more people with health insurance—and overwhelm the nation’s doctors. That's why retailers like Walgreen and Wal-Mart are moving into the space in a big way.
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Rating doctors and other health care providersRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
Sam Stall
A new onslaught of Medicare data might shine more light on providers, but tricky questions abound.
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Failed dental chain lists no assets, $3.6 million debt

November 29, 2011
Associated Press
A New York dental chain that closed offices in 13 states, including eight in Indiana, without warning late last year lists no assets and liabilities of $3.6 million in a bankruptcy filing.
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Community to move rehab service to new $23M hospital

November 28, 2011
J.K. Wall
Community Health Network plans to move its inpatient rehabilitation facility from its east-side hospital to a new $23 million, 60-bed facility in the Castleton neighborhood.
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Decatur Vein Clinic branches outRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
J.K. Wall
In little more than a decade, former Conseco director Dr. David Decatur has turned his single-office family practice into a multistate chain of vein clinics. A 14th location is planned.
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BROWN: The real reason hospitals are buying doctor officesRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Michael Brown / Special to IBJ
Raising prices is easier when numbers are limited.
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Slabosky retiring from IU Health Plans

November 22, 2011
J.K. Wall
Alex Slabosky, who ran the M-Plan HMO for 20 years, is retiring from IU Health and has been replaced by the hospital's treasurer, Ryan Kitchell.
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Riley promotes chief medical officer to CEO

November 11, 2011
J.K. Wall
Dr. Jeff Sperring takes the helm after a leadership void created by the departure of Riley's CEO and COO in late spring.
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Study: IU med school, hospitals boost Indiana economy

November 10, 2011
Associated Press
A new study says biomedical research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and its partner hospitals pumped about $370 million into Indiana's economy in 2009.
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Real estate brokerage sues IU Health over commissions

October 20, 2011
Scott Olson
CBRE Inc. accuses the local hospital system of cheating it out of consulting fees that could top seven figures related to several building projects.
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Best and worst of times for new docs

October 10, 2011
J.K. Wall
Medical residents are getting more job offers than before, yet greater numbers of them say if they had it to do over again, they would not go to medical school.
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Dentist driven to draw blacks to professionRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
Ann Finch
When Jeanette Sabir-Holloway entered dental school at Indiana University in 1976, she was one of only three black students in a class of 120. She would be the only African-American to graduate with her class four years later.
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IU Health, Howard Regional call off merger talks

October 4, 2011
J.K. Wall
The integration of the two not-for-profit hospital systems, approved by Howard Regional's board in late May, is now dead, the two hospitals announced Monday.
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IU embraces medical homes to cut costs

October 3, 2011
J.K. Wall
Indiana University announced a partnership with the Indianapolis-based IU Health hospital system that will launch four primary care clinics in Bloomington, which can be visited for no extra charge by those enrolled in IU’s health plans.
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Recovery likely to worsen nursing shortageRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
Marc D. Allan
The recession pushed some nurses out of retirement and others into full-time jobs. But the nurse shortage is expected to resume as the economy improves.
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PANEL: Reforms to rapidly reshape health careRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
Reform-induced changes dominate health care panel of health care experts convened by Indianapolis Business Journal.
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Nursing groups merge for statewide reach, viability

September 30, 2011
J.K. Wall
The new Indianapolis-based organization was formed by Nursing 2000, Nursing 2000 North and the Indiana Nursing Workforce Development Coalition, all of which focused on generating an adequate supply of well-trained nurses.
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Accountable care 'savior' of doc groups

September 26, 2011
J.K. Wall

Health_care_park_watch_videoIndianapolis’ largest independent physician group, American Health Network, doesn’t want to sell to a hospital, but its CEO hopes it can hold on until accountable care kicks in.

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Q&A

September 26, 2011
J.K. Wall
Dr. Ed Kowlowitz, owner and medical director of the Center for Pain Management in Indianapolis, recently challenged a regional Medicare reimbursement policy and, surprisingly, won. He spoke with IBJ about the experience, as well how his three-physician practice is growing even while many physician practices are selling to hospitals.
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Wishard to use $8.3M grant to stem substance abuse

September 22, 2011
J.K. Wall
At three community health centers, all patients will be asked about their alcohol and drug usage confidentially, as part of an early-intervention approach designed to cut down addictions and reduce hospitalization.
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Will ACOs really get off the ground?

September 19, 2011
J.K. Wall
The hype over accountable care organizations—something every major hospital in Indianapolis is moving to become—is increasingly being laced with skepticism as the economics behind the idea get more scrutiny.
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IU Cancer Center recruits top researcher

September 15, 2011
Scott Olson
Dr. Murray Korc, an internationally known pancreatic cancer researcher, comes to the cancer center as the first Myles Brand Professor of Cancer Research. The position is funded through a Lilly Endowment grant.
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  1. The deductible is entirely paid by the POWER account. No one ever has to contribute more than $25/month into the POWER account and it is often less. The only cost not paid out of the POWER account is the ER copay ($8-25) for non-emergent use of the ER. And under HIP 2.0, if a member calls the toll-free, 24 hour nurse line, and the nurse tells them to go to the ER, the copay is waived. It's also waived if the member is admitted to the hospital. Honestly, although it is certainly not "free" - I think Indiana has created a decent plan for the currently uninsured. Also consider that if a member obtains preventive care, she can lower her monthly contribution for the next year. Non-profits may pay up to 75% of the contribution on behalf of the member, and the member's employer may pay up to 50% of the contribution.

  2. I wonder if the governor could multi-task and talk to CMS about helping Indiana get our state based exchange going so Hoosiers don't lose subsidy if the court decision holds. One option I've seen is for states to contract with healthcare.gov. Or maybe Indiana isn't really interested in healthcare insurance coverage for Hoosiers.

  3. So, how much did either of YOU contribute? HGH Thank you Mr. Ozdemir for your investments in this city and your contribution to the arts.

  4. So heres brilliant planning for you...build a $30 M sports complex with tax dollars, yet send all the hotel tax revenue to Carmel and Fishers. Westfield will unlikely never see a payback but the hotel "centers" of Carmel and Fishers will get rich. Lousy strategy Andy Cook!

  5. AlanB, this is how it works...A corporate welfare queen makes a tiny contribution to the arts and gets tons of positive media from outlets like the IBJ. In turn, they are more easily to get their 10s of millions of dollars of corporate welfare (ironically from the same people who are against welfare for humans).

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