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Chicago firm buys Topsham retirement home

A Chicago investment firm has purchased The Highlands senior living community in Topsham, one of the largest and oldest of its kind in Maine.

Lewiston insurer gets lion's share of ACA signups

For a second year in a row, Maine Community Health Options has signed up the majority of Mainers seeking health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s federal...

Harvard Pilgrim awarded $500K to MaineHealth for childhood obesity prevention

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation awarded MaineHealth $500,000 for its Let’s Go! childhood obesity prevention program last year.

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Health care ‘pioneer’: Beacon Health ACO tackles health care’s ‘triple aim’ challenge

James McCarthy |

A pilot program launched in 2012 by Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems to improve patient care while reducing costs for Medicare patients has expanded into a statewide network that also...

Greater Portland's push to improve the health informatics field has high stakes

Dylan Martin |

Health informatics. It's not the most straight-forward term, but once you learn that it means the development, analysis and distribution of health information to help patients, it's easy...

Maine nonprofits blast LePage tax plan

Representatives for hospitals, colleges and other nonprofits in Maine are denouncing Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to let municipalities tax some nonprofit entities.

Maine ACA enrollment nears 75,000

Nearly 75,000 Mainers have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a 69% increase from the more than 44,000 who signed up last year.

Ellsworth hospital to join EMHS

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth is expected to join as a member of Eastern Maine Healthcare System after the two parties recently reached an agreement.

Lewiston insurer stands out among co-ops

Lewiston-based Maine Community Health Options is the only health insurance co-op out of 23 nationwide to report a net income and favorable underwriting through last year’s...

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