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Mills calls on feds to 'promptly approve' Medicaid expansion for 70,000 Mainers

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With the stroke of her pen on Thursday, Gov. Janet Mills signed her first executive order, which directs the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to swiftly and efficiently begin...

First bill of new session: Protect health care coverage for all Mainers

Gov.-elect Janet Mills, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, and House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, wasted no time changing course from Gov. Paul LePage's health care policies.

Access Healthcare hires Athenahealth’s SVP to lead U.S. operations

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Access Healthcare, one of the largest providers of health care revenue cycle management and IT services, has hired David Tassoni as president of its operations in the United States.

National report: Maine ranks 16th in protecting kids from tobacco

James McCarthy |

Maine ranks 16th nationwide in funding programs that prevent kids from using tobacco and help smokers quit, according to a new report by leading public health groups. Maine is spending $4.8 million...

Qualidigm finalizes merger with Maine Quality Counts

The merger of Maine Quality Counts, a Manchester-based nonprofit that has led a number of initiatives to improve health care in Maine since 2003, with the national health care consulting firm...

New nursing program aims to help fill education, workforce gaps

Maureen Milliken |

A move to fill the critical gap in both the state's nursing needs and its education opportunities begins in January, when a group of 12 men and women will be the first class of the Maine College of...

Medicare returns 'shared savings' to Community Care Partnership of Maine ACO

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Bangor-based Community Care Partnership of Maine, an accountable care organization of 12 member health care organizations throughout Maine, will receive a shared savings award in its second year of...

Maine ACA enrollment down 5.5% from 2018

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Enrollment in Maine's Affordable Care Act marketplace for 2019 is down 5.5%, with 71,577 people enrolling by Saturday's deadline. By comparison, 75,089 Mainers enrolled for ACA health insurance in...

Mercy takes next step toward a consolidated hospital campus

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Northern Light Mercy Hospital has filed a certificate-of-need application with the state to complete the consolidation of hospital operations to its campus on Fore River Parkway. Mercy’s filing...

MMC gets green light to move ahead on Congress Street expansion

Laurie Schreiber |

Maine Medical Center received Portland Planning Board approval Monday night for a new, six-story medical building that will reorient the hospital to Congress Street.