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COVID-19 financial repercussions slam Idaho health clinics (access required)

While COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has created an unprecedented need for medical care, physician clinics are seeing dramatic reductions in revenue. According to a survey co-sponsored by the Idaho Medical Association and the Idaho Medical Management Association, physician clinics ...

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California company lands INL naval spent fuel project subcontract (access required)

Fluor Marine Propulsion LLC, the contractor for the new Naval Spent Fuel Handling Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory site, has awarded a $245 million subcontract to Granite Construction Inc. of Watsonville, California, for concrete placement construction. In 2017, officials ...

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McAlvain Construction participates in AGC stand-down (access required)

Construction workers line up six feet apart for a safety meeting during the AGC stand-down for COVID-19 safety.

The ability to keep America’s essential workforce safe during a pandemic has been underscored by worker protests at grocery store chains and e-commerce giants like Amazon. The construction industry has not been immune from this trend, as demonstrated by thousands ...

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HCA Healthcare quarterly earnings drop by 44% (access required)

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The parent company of two Idaho hospitals saw a large drop in first-quarter earnings. HCA Healthcare Inc. reported on April 21 that its first-quarter net earnings were $581 million, down 44% compared to $1.04 billion from the first quarter of ...

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Medicaid mental health waiver gains approval from CMS (access required)

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After seeking five different waivers to Medicaid, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the only Idaho waiver application that most everyone agreed upon. On April 17, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) announced that ...

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Crush the Curve test results indicate success at slowing COVID-19

Dr. John Kaiser of Saltzer Health at the Crush the Curve Idaho press Conference on April 22.

The good news is that Idaho is making real progress at crushing the rate of COVID-19 cases if recent testing in Treasure Valley is any indication. The nonprofit Crush the Curve Idaho (CTC-Idaho) organization announced the results of its first ...

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Opioid treatment firm opens in Pocatello, Boise and online (access required)

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Individuals struggling with opioid addiction in Idaho have new resources for assistance. Ideal Option, a company specializing in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), announced the opening of two outpatient clinics in Boise and Pocatello as well as the ...

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Construction organizations offer free work zone COVID-19 safety materials (access required)

A number of construction industry organizations are offering free educational materials to help stop the advance of coronavirus. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association has produced an eight-minute video to help employers train workers on how to prevent the spread ...

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