UPMC hourly workers strike to protest wages, union rights

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 29, 2016

More than 100 workers at Pittsburgh-based UPMC staged a labor strike Tuesday to protest wages and union rights. The striking workers allege UPMC has prevented them from forming a local under the Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Pennsylvania.

21st Century Cures Act reboot keeps controversial changes for FDA

By Adam Rubenfire and Shannon Muchmore  |  November 29, 2016

With the fast-tracked reboot of the 21st Century Cures Act, drug and device manufacturers may be about to win long sought revisions to the way the Food and Drug Administration approves and regulates their products.

Henry Ford drops out of bundled-payment program

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  November 29, 2016

Henry Ford is one of dozens of other hospitals, medical groups and nursing homes nationally that have dropped out of the bundled-payment model program over the past three years for a variety of reasons.

MetroHealth will spend $855 million to transform Cleveland campus

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  November 29, 2016

The MetroHealth System plans to construct a new hospital to replace its aging patient towers, laying out a path to move forward with its long-discussed campus transformation on its own credit.

OIG: Minnesota's ACA marketplace misallocated federal funds

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 28, 2016

Minnesota marketplace may have improperly spent federal grants that were meant to help establish its health insurance marketplace, according to a new report by HHS' Office of Inspector General.

CHI takes $483 million operating loss into Dignity merger talks

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 28, 2016

Catholic Health Initiatives is bringing an operating loss of $483 million from its 2016 fiscal year to its merger talks with Dignity Health. CHI attributed the losses to lower patient volumes, higher labor costs and its struggling health plan.

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