June 28, 2019

Around the nation: Arizona Medicaid now covering Lyft rides to medical appointments

Daily Briefing

    Lyft said the news makes it the first ride-sharing company to become a Medicaid enrolled provider, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Florida, and Massachusetts.

    • Arizona: Arizona's Medicaid program will now cover Lyft rides for eligible beneficiaries to get to medical appointments. In an announcement Wednesday, Lyft said the news makes it the first ride-sharing company to become a Medicaid enrolled provider (Haefner, Becker's Hospital Review, 6/26).
    • Florida: Baptist Hospital on Wednesday announced it will be build a new, $550 million, 250-bed hospital with medical offices at Interstate 110 and Brent Lane. The new building is expected to provide about 650,000 square feet of patient care space and will open in the summer of 2023 (Robinson, Pensacola News Journal, 6/26).
    • Massachusetts: Partners HealthCare has named Anne Klibanski as CEO, marking the health system's first female CEO. Klibanski has served as interim CEO since February when former CEO David Torchiana announced his retirement (Porter, HealthLeaders Media, 6/26).

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