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Bingham Healthcare opens new Pocatello clinic (access required)

The 1st Choice Urgent Care Clinic operated by Bingham Healthcare in Blackfoot

POCATELLO – Blackfoot-based Bingham Healthcare has opened a new 1st Choice-branded urgent care clinic in Pocatello. The clinic is at 1595 Bannock Highway, a street also known locally as S. Main St., located south of old downtown but north of Portneuf. ...

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St. Luke’s grabs top rankings again (access required)

St. Luke's Medical Center - Boise

Healthgrades has placed both St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center and St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center on its list of the nation’s top 50 hospitals. The health care marketing, rating and medical directory firm issued its 2020 lists of top hospitals ...

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Northern Idaho employers losing to Washington’s minimum wage (access required)

With Washington raising its minimum wage from $12 to $13.50 at the beginning of the year, some Idaho employers along the border can’t compete. In Post Falls, Northwest Specialty Hospital Human Relations Director Christopher Gregg told KREM Channel 2 that ...

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U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services penalizes 10 Idaho hospitals

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced on Jan. 28 that it will cut 2020 payments to 10 Idaho hospitals with high readmission rates. Two of those hospitals, Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls and St. Joseph Regional ...

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Blue Cross using AI to improve value-based care (access required)

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MERIDIAN – As part of its value-based care initiative, Blue Cross of Idaho is using artificial intelligence to notify primary care providers when patients are at risk of developing serious health issues. The project has been under development for almost a ...

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Chris Roth is the new CEO of St. Luke’s Health System (access required)

Chris Roth officially became the new president and CEO of St. Luke’s Health System on Feb. 1, replacing Dr. David Pate, who retired after a 10-year tenure. “St. Luke’s is such a valued community asset,” Roth said. “I appreciate the ...

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Billionaire touts bill to limit medical debt attorney fees

Idaho Billionaire Frank VanderSloot is lobbying legislators to back legislation requiring doctors and medical facilities to make their patient bills timely and clear — and limit how much attorneys can get paid for helping collect medical debt under certain circumstances. ...

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