November Healthcare News

5 Things To Know About ACA At Year 5 READ Open enrollment for people who buy their own health insurance starts Wednesday and ends Dec. 15 this year. That’s 45 days, six weeks shorter than last year — and only one of the big changes consumers need to consider. The Trump administration has cut back […]

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MedBridge announces new management tier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 — MedBridge, a leading provider of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and physician practice development, management, consulting and revenue cycle services, has recently implemented a corporate infrastructure change through the creation of a Senior Management Team. Comprised of four instrumental MedBridge decision-makers, this new group of senior […]

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October Healthcare News

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A Tale Of Two States: California, Texas And The Latest ACA Repeal Bid READ Graham-Cassidy would dramatically redistribute federal funds to states. And, generally, states that expanded Medicaid — like California — stand to lose billions of dollars as that money is doled out to states that didn’t — like Texas. “For a state like […]

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September Healthcare News

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$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer READ In what may be the largest award so far in a lawsuit tying ovarian cancer to talcum powder, a Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after […]

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August Healthcare News

Do-It-Yourself Detox Can Be ‘Freddy Krueger’ Scary — And Usually Fails READ There are recovery and treatment centers that can help people quit using drugs — in fact, it’s a multibillion-dollar industry. But this help can be expensive, and waiting lists for state and city-funded programs are often extremely long. So can detoxing on your […]

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May Healthcare News

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For a trip to the ER, some are opting for Uber over an ambulance READ Millions of Americans take an ambulance trip every year; others get rides from willing friends or, tempting fate, drive themselves. But in recent years a new trend has arisen: Instead of an ambulance, some sick people are hailing an emergency Uber. […]

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March Healthcare News

Judge, Citing Harm to Customers, Blocks $48 Billion Anthem-Cigna Merger READ A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a proposed $48 billion merger of Anthem and Cigna, derailing another effort by top health insurers to reshape the industry by combining. The ruling, by Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the Federal District Court for the District of […]

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Harding Community Service Project

On Monday January 16th employees of MedBridge honored the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering their time and resources to Harding Elementary School in Santa Barbara, CA. Harding Elementary is in the Westside neighborhood which has been identified as a “high poverty tract” where there is a child poverty rate of about 38 percent. […]

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