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By Dan Linehan Special to Delaware Business Times When you go to the doctor’s office for a checkup, test or procedure, you or your insurance company are probably billed for each service. It’s called the “fee for service” model, and it means the profitability of hospitals and clinics is tied to how many services they…

Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation of Wilmington announced today that Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer, utilized its services to evaluate, analyze and optimize their outpatient laboratory provider network. Kentmere Healthcare Consulting also was retained to review and ensure the appropriate use of new testing technology to help members, employers and…

Christiana Care Health System has announced an increase in its minimum wage to $15 an hour effective Feb. 1, 2019. The raise will affect 500 current employees who currently make below $15 an hour. Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware with nearly 12,000 employees and is the first health system in Delaware…

Christiana Care has added a Psychiatry Residency Program to help meet behavioral health needs in the community. While new to Christiana Care, it is not the health care system’s first residency. Christiana Care has more than 100 years of experience in post-graduate medical education, and there are 15 other residencies. The new program, which is…

(AP) — A Delaware pharmaceutical company has won a lawsuit alleging a high-ranking scientist stole company secrets and shared them with a Silicon Valley startup, but will not receive any damages. The News Journal reports a jury ruled Wednesday that Flexus Biosciences had “misappropriated” an Incyte Corp. trade secret, but that Flexus hadn’t been “unjustly…

Christiana Care Health System has replaced its inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Wilmington Hospital with an expanded facility that provides state-of-the-art medical and behavioral health care. “The new inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Wilmington Hospital reflects the Christiana Care Way of serving our neighbors as expert, caring partners,” said Chief Operating Officer Sharon Kurfuerst, Ed.D.,…

Fall is one of the busiest times of the year for Delaware businesses. Most employees are back from vacation and ready to close out the year strong. It’s also an important time to select 2019 health benefits, especially during the seven-week open enrollment period, from November 1st to December 15th, 2018. To help employers and…

Beebe Physical Rehabilitation Services has opened a new physical rehabilitation center at Lighthouse Plaza in Rehoboth Beach, which formerly housed QVC. The office moved from its previous location at the Bookhammer Outpatient Center on Rt. 24. The new address is 19324 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd. in Rehoboth Beach, directly off Route 1 near Giant Food. This…