Prime Healthcare Services has been slapped with a $1.6 million judgment by the National Labor Relations Board for unilaterally reducing health benefits for unionized employees at its Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, Calif.
The Prime Healthcare Foundation, a not-for-profit affiliated with for-profit health system Prime Healthcare Services, reached a deal to acquire a New Jersey hospital from Community Health Systems.
Senate Republican leaders apparently have persuaded wavering GOP senators from Medicaid expansion states to support a fast-track bill that would repeal Medicaid expansion along with most of the rest of the ACA. They may have decided that people who have benefited from the expansion don't vote.
Traditional healthcare delivery methods are based on clinicians providing care to patients rather than partnering with them in their care. More emphasis needs to be placed on assessing a person's capacity to be engaged in his or her care, exchanging information and jointly determining care goals.
AmSurg Corp., the giant ambulatory surgery and physician-service company, is planning to raise as much as $516 million with a secondary offering of common shares to fund a spate of potential acquisitions and retire some debt.
Seeking to mollify investor concerns over large losses from the Affordable Care Act, UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley said jumping into the exchanges this early was a “bad decision” and blamed himself.
The Cleveland Clinic's hospitals were busier in the third quarter, which boosted the Ohio system's revenue—but not enough to offset the cost of new hires, higher wages and more expensive pharmaceuticals.
The CMS is standing behind the cut to inpatient pay rates under the two-midnight rule despite ongoing legal battles with hospitals over the reduction. That doesn't bode well for hospitals' efforts to persuade courts to reverse the cut, legal experts say.
WellStar Health System announced it will acquire five Tenet Healthcare Corp. hospitals in a deal valued at $661 million that would expand Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar's geographic reach into Atlanta.
About 2.1 million fewer patients were harmed in hospitals from infections, adverse drug events and other conditions between 2010 and 2014, federal officials said Tuesday. The progress, they said, averted $19.8 billion in associated costs and 87,000 deaths.
The makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000 pill that cures the liver-wasting disease, U.S. Senate investigators said Tuesday.
Stuart, Fla.-based Martin Health System has announced that Rob Lord, currently the system's senior VP and COO, will succeed retiring CEO Mark Robitaille.