The lawsuit, brought on behalf of one of the victims of Dr. Jonathon Cavins, says a 2004 sexual battery case against him should have been a red flag.
Indianapolis hospitals could be overwhelmed within weeks, new study says
This area has 1,081 intensive care unit beds, but they could be filled by coronavirus patients within weeks under numerous scenarios mapped out by the Harvard Global Health Institute.Read More
Area hospitals restrict elective surgeries to prep for possible influx of virus patients
Ascension St. Vincent, Community Health and Franciscan Health have confirmed plans to restrict elective procedures to shore up critical supplies and keep the virus from spreading.Read More
Thousands of Hoosiers ask about COVID-19 testing, but most get turned away
Thousands of people are calling hospitals and state health offices with concerns, but as of Thursday evening, only 64 Hoosiers had been tested—or about 0.00009% of the Indiana population. The tests have resulted in 12 positive cases.Read More
Indiana hospitals use drills, telehealth to get ready for possible large COVID-19 outbreak
Around Indiana, hospital officials say they have stepped up safety precautions in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. But even amid extensive preparation, some acknowledge that if the disease spreads quickly, it could test their facilities.Read More
State officials again refused to say how many ventilators or intensive-care unit beds hospitals have, citing confidentiality agreements with hospitals and vendors. Some hospitals expect their supplies to run short in coming weeks.
The Indiana University School of Medicine plans to leave its longtime home on the IUPUI campus and move about two miles north as part of a new “academic health campus” near Methodist Hospital.
The database is expected to provide cost information for specific health care procedures by facility name and allow individuals to shop around for the best price.
Hospital executives said the initial site-of-service regulation would have resulted in significant cuts in staff and services because revenue would drop by millions of dollars.
The Indiana Hospital Association gathered several hundred health care professionals at the Statehouse on Monday morning to urge the Indiana Senate to change language in House Bill 1004, which would require hospitals to determine charges based on where a procedure takes place.
Twenty-four Indiana hospitals will be docked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services—the highest number since the program began six years ago.
Indiana University Health’s new Schwarz Cancer Center is the latest addition to a crowded landscape of cancer centers and hospital oncology programs popping up around central Indiana.
IBJ’s John Russell has written about the Community case and talks with host Mason King about the details, what it means for Community Health and how the lawsuit fits into a larger effort by the federal government to claw back what it considers “unjust enrichment” by hospital systems.
A high-stakes suit this month by the federal government against Community Health Network is raising questions about when they are proper and when they cross the line.
The Justice Department said the financial arrangements were outlined in a whistleblower suit brought by Thomas Fischer, who served as Community Health’s CFO from 2005 until his sudden exit in 2013. In a separate suit, Fischer claimed he was fired in retaliation for questioning possibly illegal practices.
Deaths in nursing homes also have declined, according to Wednesday’s report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Indiana Hospital Association is disputing a Ball State University study of Hoosier hospitals that blames part of the high cost of health care on monopolies.
The merger, announced Wednesday, is designed to give patients a more comprehensive approach to addiction and behavioral health services,” including treatment for serious mental illness and a psychiatric intensive care unit.
Over the past two decades, Hoosiers’ health care costs have gone from below-average to much-higher-than-average, according to a Ball State University study.
Dr. Paul Wallach, an executive associate dean at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, predicts that within the next decade, hand-held ultrasound devices will replace the stethoscope as part of the routine physical exam.