N.J. Blue Cross CEO got nearly $9 million
Lawmakers in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., want tighter regulation in the wake of a report that the package of pay and bonuses for William Marino, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, grew 59 percent to nearly $9 million last year at the same times premiums increased, the Associated Press reported May 22 (see Blue Cross pay story).
Hospitals can use patient information for fundraising
While it requires hospitals to protect patient privacy, the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, also lets hospitals use some information from health records in their fundraising campaigns, a practice some patients do not like, the Seattle Times reported May 23 (see fundraising and privacy story).
Nonprofit news groups find fundraising tough
Nonprofits that have launched local news operations are finding it tough to raise money from paying members and have been relying on foundation grants and advertising to stay afloat, The New York Times reported May 23 (see nonprofit journalism story).