Diagnostix's unique and innovative data management and technology focused programs were a driving force in our decision to move forward with the relationship," said Glen Richardson, LRGH director of materials management.
Lang reported that the LRGH agreement became effective on February 1 and expects to begin implementation no later than May 15.
The input we received from LRGH
management is that they decided to re-sign with Amerinet based on our comprehensive contract portfolio and our continued commitment to provide end-to-end supply chain management solutions.
Lynch dismissed the explanation offered by LRGH officials that the measures were taken to offset reductions in Medicaid reimbursement rates by noting that reimbursement rates for physician services have not been reduced.
Noting that LRGH joined nine of the state's largest hospitals in suing the state for failing to adequately fund the Medicaid program, Lynch suggested that "it seems LRGHealthcare is punishing patients to advance its political and legal case.
Lynch's rebuke marked a widening rift that opened in 2009 when LRGH led the effort that thwarted his effort to transfer the surplus of the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association, or JUA, to the state general fund--a struggle still being waged in court.
The move will not affect the pediatric services currently being offered at the hospital, LRGH spokesperson Natalie Rudzinskyj told the Laconia Citizen, but 10 full-time-equivalent and seven perdiem positions will be eliminated.
Rudzinskyj said LRGH may be able to offer some of the workers new jobs at the hospital, but one of the workers, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said there weren't enough jobs available for all the employees, who include registered nurses, licensed nurses assistants and support staff.
Rudzinskyj stressed that pediatrics services, such as tonsillectomies, will continue to be offered at LRGH.
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We were hoping to be able to first begin work on the LRGH
addition, but thanks to the favorable rates secured through the HUD program, we are now able to move forward with all three of these needed projects.