Maine system to cut about 24 jobs in Bangor due to billing move: 4 things to know

St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, Maine, part of Tewksbury, Mass.-based Covenant Health, will cut about 24 jobs in the Bangor area, according to a Bangor Daily News report.

Here are four things to know.

1. The cuts are reportedly part of a billing change affecting various Bangor-area locations, such as St. Joseph Hospital, as well as various area specialty practices and primary care clinics.

2. This billing change, which will involve moving billing operations to Lewiston, Maine, comes as part of St. Joseph Healthcare's EMR implementation, according to the report.

3. In a statement to the Bangor Daily News, Covenant Health spokesperson Karen Sullivan said, "To fully implement the [EMR] system, we had to look at the way we did business at each facility. It has applied to every single aspect of our day-to-day operations."

4. Ms. Sullivan also noted that 12 new positions were added in Lewiston as a result of the billing change, and billing staff in Bangor have had the opportunity to relocate without applying for those positions. Affected employees in the Bangor area also had the option of applying for other St. Joseph Healthcare positions.

 

More articles on leadership and management:

Cleveland Clinic honors outgoing CEO Toby Cosgrove with $50M+ campaign
Detroit Medical Center will slash workforce under Tenet cost-cutting plan
Majority of Americans don't care about the gender of their boss, for the first time in 64 years

 

 

 

 

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2017. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months