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Randy Tucker

Reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio covering health care

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Drug crisis hits the workplace and beyond
 The recent drug overdose deaths of a Centerville airline pilot and his wife put a spotlight on the increase in the number of workers of all industries found to be using heroin, marijuana and other narcotics. More Americans are testing positive for drugs in the workplace now than at any time in the past 12 years, according to a recent report...

7:00 PM Saturday, Jun. 10, 2017

The recent drug overdose deaths of a Centerville airline pilot and his wife put a spotlight on the increase in the number of workers of all industries found to be using heroin, marijuana and other narcotics. More Americans are testing positive for drugs in the workplace now than at any time in the past 12 years, according to a recent report...
Dayton living costs higher than Columbus, Cincinnati
 While lower than the national average, the cost to live in the Dayton area is higher than the cost of living in much larger metro areas in Ohio, including Columbus and Cincinnati, according to the latest “Economic Indicators” report from the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. In the first quarter this year, the cost of living in...

3:14 PM Friday, Jun. 09, 2017

While lower than the national average, the cost to live in the Dayton area is higher than the cost of living in much larger metro areas in Ohio, including Columbus and Cincinnati, according to the latest “Economic Indicators” report from the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. In the first quarter this year, the cost of living in...
Premier Health boosts share in CompuNet
 Premier Health has purchased an ownership stake in Moraine-based CompuNet Clinical Laboratories previously held by Quest Diagnostics — one of the nation’s largest drug-testing firms, based in New Jersey — for an undisclosed price. The transaction, which closed June 1, is not expected to affect CompuNet’s nearly 600...

8:14 PM Thursday, Jun. 08, 2017

Premier Health has purchased an ownership stake in Moraine-based CompuNet Clinical Laboratories previously held by Quest Diagnostics — one of the nation’s largest drug-testing firms, based in New Jersey — for an undisclosed price. The transaction, which closed June 1, is not expected to affect CompuNet’s nearly 600...
Anthem to bolt from Ohio health insurance exchange
 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will pull out of Ohio’s Health Insurance Marketplace at the end of this year, following in the footsteps of competitor, Aetna, which pulled out of the federal health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earlier this year. Anthem announced its decision to exit the marketplace Tuesday...

5:23 PM Tuesday, Jun. 06, 2017

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will pull out of Ohio’s Health Insurance Marketplace at the end of this year, following in the footsteps of competitor, Aetna, which pulled out of the federal health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earlier this year. Anthem announced its decision to exit the marketplace Tuesday...
Premier, Anthem tout value-based health care
 Premier Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio have entered into an agreement to provide value-based health care for their members and patients. Value based health care is a fast-growing national model in which payment and reimbursement for health care services is based on the quality and cost of care. It differs from the traditional...

8:55 PM Monday, Jun. 05, 2017

Premier Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio have entered into an agreement to provide value-based health care for their members and patients. Value based health care is a fast-growing national model in which payment and reimbursement for health care services is based on the quality and cost of care. It differs from the traditional...
Premier, Anthem sign new agreement
 Dayton-based Premier Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio have entered into an agreement to provide value-based health care. Value-based health care is a fast-growing national model for care delivery and payment, which centers the health care delivery system on primary care physician practices, according to a Premier statement...

2:06 PM Monday, Jun. 05, 2017

Dayton-based Premier Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio have entered into an agreement to provide value-based health care. Value-based health care is a fast-growing national model for care delivery and payment, which centers the health care delivery system on primary care physician practices, according to a Premier statement...
Diarrhea causing parasite lurking in Ohio pools
 Ohio has seen a nearly fourfold increase in the number of diarrhea-causing infections linked to the cryptosporidium parasite commonly found in pools and water parks and spread when people swallow water contaminated with human feces, according to state and federal health officials. Last year, Ohio health officials identified 1,940 people sick...

10:00 AM Friday, May. 26, 2017

Ohio has seen a nearly fourfold increase in the number of diarrhea-causing infections linked to the cryptosporidium parasite commonly found in pools and water parks and spread when people swallow water contaminated with human feces, according to state and federal health officials. Last year, Ohio health officials identified 1,940 people sick...
Dorothy Lane launches home-delivery service
 Dorothy Lane Market is adding home delivery as an option to its online grocery shopping and curbside pick-up service launched earlier this year called DLM Drive-Up. Groceries can be ordered for deliver at www.DLMDriveUp.com in neighborhoods surrounding the three Dorothy Lane locations in the following zip codes: 45066, 45409, 45419, 45429...

3:49 PM Thursday, May. 25, 2017

Dorothy Lane Market is adding home delivery as an option to its online grocery shopping and curbside pick-up service launched earlier this year called DLM Drive-Up. Groceries can be ordered for deliver at www.DLMDriveUp.com in neighborhoods surrounding the three Dorothy Lane locations in the following zip codes: 45066, 45409, 45419, 45429...
Butler County pools take precautions against diarrhea-causing parasite
 Ohio has seen a nearly fourfold increase in the number of diarrhea-causing infections linked to the cryptosporidium parasite commonly found in pools and water parks and spread when people swallow water contaminated with human feces, according to state and federal health officials. Last year, Ohio health officials identified 1,940 people sick...

10:00 AM Thursday, May. 25, 2017

Ohio has seen a nearly fourfold increase in the number of diarrhea-causing infections linked to the cryptosporidium parasite commonly found in pools and water parks and spread when people swallow water contaminated with human feces, according to state and federal health officials. Last year, Ohio health officials identified 1,940 people sick...
Marijuana sales will beat NFL revenue, report says
 The National Football League — the world’s richest sports league — raked in $13 billion in revenue last year, based on published reports, but that figure pales in comparison to the $35 billion in sales the legalized marijuana industry is expected to generate by 2020. That’s according to a recent report from Greenwave...

5:10 PM Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

The National Football League — the world’s richest sports league — raked in $13 billion in revenue last year, based on published reports, but that figure pales in comparison to the $35 billion in sales the legalized marijuana industry is expected to generate by 2020. That’s according to a recent report from Greenwave...
April home sales set record in Dayton area
 April home sales in the Dayton area were the strongest on record, according to the latest figures from the Dayton Area Board of Realtors (DABR), which Wednesday reported an increase in sales, prices and volume last month, compared to the same month a year ago. Sales were up 1.31 percent from April last year to a total of 1,316, while the...

2:59 PM Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

April home sales in the Dayton area were the strongest on record, according to the latest figures from the Dayton Area Board of Realtors (DABR), which Wednesday reported an increase in sales, prices and volume last month, compared to the same month a year ago. Sales were up 1.31 percent from April last year to a total of 1,316, while the...