IPC Healthcare acquires Hospital Medicine Consultants

By Michael Sandler  |  October 23, 2015

In a move that reflects the industry's urgency to better coordinate care, hospitalist staffing firm and post-acute-care provider IPC Healthcare announced Thursday it has acquired Hospital Medicine Consultants.

Study by non-partisan GAO on ACA eligibility flaws draws fire

By Shannon Muchmore  |  October 23, 2015

After a report from the government watchdog said few people were exploiting vulnerabilities in the enrollment process that could allow them to receive insurance subsidies while still enrolled in Medicaid, Democrats in the House called the GAO report just another effort by Republicans to derail the...

Recall charges eat at Stryker profits

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 23, 2015

Third-quarter profits at devicemaker Stryker Corp. were dampened by one-time charges related to a 2012 recall of hip devices.

Troubled DME maker Invacare still shrinking

By Michael Sandler  |  October 23, 2015

Still reeling from its run-in with the Food and Drug Administration, red-ink ridden Invacare, a maker of wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment, continued to shrink in the third quarter.

Crunch time at small businesses as healthcare demands loom

By Associated Press  |  October 22, 2015

Companies with 50 to 99 full-time employees must offer affordable insurance to employees and their dependents starting Jan. 1. They must also file tax forms by Jan. 31 detailing the cost of coverage and the names and Social Security numbers of those to be covered.

Texas serves subpoenas at Planned Parenthood clinics

By Associated Press  |  October 22, 2015

Health investigators served subpoenas seeking hundreds of pages of patient and staff records at Planned Parenthood clinics across Texas on Thursday, as officials move to halt Medicaid funding to the organization that has been repeatedly targeted by the state's top conservatives.

CHS regional exec heads to Quorum spinoff

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 22, 2015

Martin Smith will serve as executive vice president of operations for Quorum Health Corp., a spinoff company created by Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.

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