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Hospital group sues government over two-midnights rule (access required)

Hospitals are suing the federal government over its decision to pay inpatient reimbursement rates only if patients spend “two midnights” in facilities. As of Oct. 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services adopted what’s become known as the ...

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Beaver Creek trail closures hit Wood River cyling (access required)

Chip Deffe is concerned about his tourism revenue prospects this summer. As owner and operator of ski and bicycle shop Sun Summit South in Hailey for 20 years, Deffe said his business will be hurt by hiking and biking trail ...

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Regence parent Cambia looking to invest in med-tech companies (access required)

The parent company of Regence BlueShield of Idaho is seeking to invest in medical technology startups, and the one of the firm’s leaders says that Idaho is developing a cluster of med-tech companies that could make for a promising investment. ...

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Feds take a new look at patient data protection (access required)

The federal government is imposing new rules and conducting fresh audits related to the protection of medical record privacy. The government’s target: healthcare providers and a wide range of entities with access to the data. The U.S. Department of Health ...

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Redline gets $1 million from Utah VC firm for financing equipment (access required)

Redline Recreational Toys in Meridian has received $1 million from Epic Ventures to buy additional equipment and refinance existing equipment as part of the company’s plans to grow. Redline co-founder and president Dustin Wenigar said the company might add additional ...

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Northwest SBA leaders seek to reach rural and minority-owned businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is looking for ways to help rural businesses and minority-owned companies gain access to SBA services. Regional Administrator Calvin Goings, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, said small businesses and lenders are ...

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Banks look for a break on mailing out paper notices (access required)

Remember that lengthy notice you got from your bank describing its policies on protecting and sharing your data? No? Well, you almost certainly got one. But you’re not alone in not having read it. The law requires banks to mail ...

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VC investments skipping Idaho recently (access required)

Idaho had no venture capital deals in the first three months of 2014 or the last three months of 2013, according to a new report. Over the last several years, the state has lagged behind nearby, more populous states and ...

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IGEM gives out $862,000 in three grants to universities (access required)

Three Idaho university research projects have received $862,000 in state grants from the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission. The three projects all include some private sector partners, with the grants intended to eventually create jobs and spur economic development. The state’s ...

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Boise attracts data center development (access required)

DataSite’s new $2 million data center project is the first of several new large, power-hungry co-location data centers opening in Boise that could lead more local and national companies to store their servers and data in Idaho. Two other companies ...

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