Category: Health Care

(AP) — In the past year, Theo Gretz has hit major teenage milestones. His voice is getting deeper by the day. His facial hair is coming in spurts. He’s been shaving, or at least trying to. And three weeks ago, the 16-year-old had surgery to remove his breasts, marking a significant moment in his transition…

    RadNet, Inc., a network of outpatient imaging centers, this week announced the joining of two of its affiliated radiology practices, Papastavros’ Associates Medical Imaging (PAMI) and Diagnostic Imaging Associates (DIA). The new practice is called Delaware Imaging Network (DIN) and has 12 locations throughout New Castle County. RadNet said that the merger will…

(AP) — Delaware’s insurance commissioner says there was an error in the proposed rate increase request from the lone insurer offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act in Delaware. The Department of Insurance announced last month that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware was seeking an average rate increase of 5.7 percent for individual…

(AP) — A Delaware student loan collection company is facing a string of lawsuits from regulators, but the CEO says Navient is a scapegoat for a credit industry with an image problem. The News Journal reports that Navient CEO Jack Remondi says there’s a perception that student debt is in crisis. Remondi says his company…

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware requested a proposed 5.7 percent rate increase for its 2019 Affordable Care Act marketplace business. The request goes through the Delaware Department of Insurance, which reviews and seeks public comment on the proposed rate. “While I am pleased to see that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware’s initial…

The Commonwealth Group today announced plans to develop The Delaware Center for Health and Wellness, a 40,000-square-foot medical office building at 620 Churchmans Road. The project is slated for completion in August. The building will feature a energy efficient building envelope, LED lighting and high-end Class A finishes. Lead tenants include The Birth Center of…

(AP) — A lawsuit charges that a woman has been sexually abused by a Delaware psychotherapist, who has had several practitioner licenses suspended. The News-Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that the lawsuit filed last month charges Sachin Karnik with negligence and battery. It says Karnik led the patient to believe that sex acts were a…

For a small state, Delaware has big bragging rights when it comes to health care innovation. It is the home of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, whose Nemours Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders offers nationally renowned pediatric oncology and hematology care. Then, there’s Christiana Care Health System and its cutting-edge research, especially at…