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AG: Some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

AG: Some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Private insurance coverage up 10 percent in ND since before ACA

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Private insurance coverage has increased by more than 10 percent in North Dakota since before passage of the federal Affordable Care Act, an Insurance Department official reported Wednesday in the first such measure of the controversial …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Service gap: Hospice providers say stigmas keep them from helping patients earlier

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — When Donovon Nelson’s back problems started causing him to fall down, his wife, Mary, knew where he could get help.
She recommended Hospice of the Red River Valley, which eased her mother’s last weeks of life. Hospice staff members sta…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Spirit Lifeline takes off: Officials: Medical airlift service pulls out of North Dakota

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Air ambulance company Spirit Lifeline is pulling its service out of North Dakota after only a year of operation.

An email went out Wednesday to customers announcing that the company, which began operating in Dickinson last July, was ending its med…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Spirit Lifeline takes off: Officials: Medical airlift service pulls out of North Dakota

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Air ambulance company Spirit Lifeline is pulling its service out of North Dakota after only a year of operation.

An email went out Wednesday to customers announcing that the company, which began operating in Dickinson last July, was ending its med…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND Blues name Huckle as new CEO

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has hired a new president and CEO.

The company’s board of directors unanimously chose Tim Huckle, the company’s chief operating officer, for the job, effective immediately, according to a press rel…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND Blues name Huckle as new CEO

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has hired a new president and CEO.

The company’s board of directors unanimously chose Tim Huckle, the company’s chief operating officer, for the job, effective immediately, according to a press rel…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hoeven, VA director host roundtable to discuss veteran health-care concerns

June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

A key piece of federal legislation expected to pass in the next several weeks could ease some of the red tape around local Veterans Affairs clinics and private providers of medical services for veterans.
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., held a roundtable i…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A tale of two health care exchanges

June 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A year ago, Minnesota and Maryland were at a similar place in developing new websites for their health insurance exchanges.

Both states were using a similar group of information technology vendors, and Minnesota and Maryland were help…continue reading on dglobe.com