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Boeing negotiates directly with more health systems

Boeing negotiates directly with more health systems

Airplane manufacturer Boeing Co. will soon offer more employees the option of health benefits negotiated directly with local health systems, an expansion of a strategy the employer first used last year in Seattle to better control healthcare costs.

CHS' spinoff of 38 hospitals highlights challenges of rural markets

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 04, 2015
CHS' spinoff of 38 hospitals highlights challenges of rural markets

Community Health Systems' admissions—and therefore earnings—have lagged behind some of its urban-focused peers such as HCA. The Franklin, Tenn.-based chain, the largest in the country by hospital count, plans to focus on midsize urban markets after the divestiture.


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Home healthcare providers, 2015

Home healthcare providers, 2015

A list of the nation's largest for-profit and not-for-profit home healthcare companies ranked by most-recent total net annual revenue based on federal filings. Source: Securities and Exchange Commission; Internal Revenue Service. Published Aug. 3, 2015, p. 34.


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Why TeamHealth plans to pay $1.6 billion for IPC Healthcare

Healthcare staffing firm TeamHealth Holdings on Tuesday squashed rumors that it is buying IPC Healthcare to stave off its own acquisition. The company says it's purchasing the hospitalist services provider to broaden a footprint in both acute and post-acute physician services.

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