Health Care News
- State OKs health insurance rate increases
The state Department of Financial Services on Friday announced health insurance rates for 2016, including increases for the Rochester area’s two largest insurers ranging from roughly 5.75 percent to nearly 16 percent.
- URMC wins $1.65M grant for nurse practitioner residency
The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine has won a $1.65 million grant to fund creation of nurse practitioner residency, URMC officials said Wednesday.
- UR Medical Faculty Group taps financial expert
The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group has named Daniel Cavallo as its senior financial director, officials announced Tuesday.
- B&L parent Valeant posts Q2 loss, jump in revenues
Bausch & Lomb Inc. parent Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. on Thursday reported a net loss of $53 million, or 15 cents a diluted share. Eye-care company sales accounted for $243.1 million of the Quebec-based Valeant’s $2.7 billion in second-quarter revenues.
- Former client accuses a Buffalo law firm of malpractice
- Alternative therapies stimulate senses, offer relief
- Xerox changes health care strategy, to take $145 million charge
Xerox Corp. said Friday it will change its government health care strategy, a move that will have an impact on its second-quarter financial results slated to be reported next week.
- State OKs new MCC health care program
Monroe Community College has been approved by the state Education Department to add a program designed to address a growing need in the local health care job market, the college announced Friday.
- Rochester Regional Health CEO joins RIT board
Rochester Institute of Technology has appointed the president and CEO of Rochester Regional Health, Eric Bieber M.D., to its board of trustees, RIT officials announced Wednesday.
- Nurse pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud
An area licensed practical nurse accused of bilking the state out of nearly $30,000 in phony Medicaid billings has pled guilty to grand larceny.
- URMC wins $3.5M grant to study tooth decay in kids
The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Eastman Institute of Oral Health has won a $3.5 million grant to investigate the role stress and family dynamics might play in causing tooth decay in small children, URMC officials said Wednesday.
- Radiologist pleads guilty to health care fraud
A Rochester-area radiologist accused of defrauding Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, MVP Health Care and Medicare has pleaded guilty to committing health care fraud.
- Drug co-op here sues Biogen
- Wegmans tests telemedicine at some stores
- Drug co-op here sues Biogen
- Degree addresses OT labor shortage
Bryant and Stratton aims at filling occupational therapist jobs
- A.M. Best revises outlook for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
A.M. Best Co. Inc. has revised its outlook for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield from stable to negative. It is maintaining the Blues’ good B++ financial-strength rating, the bond rating agency said Thursday.
- URMC receives two grants for global technology projects
The University of Rochester Medical Center has received two $300,000 grants for technology projects to improve maternal and mental health in low- and middle-income countries, university leaders said Wednesday.
- Grant to aid research on vision loss
A grant will help a scientist at the University of Rochester Medical Center study how neurodegenerative diseases, such as juvenile Batten disease, can rob people of their sight.
- The Record