The health insurance arm of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System may divest a large portion of its profitable Medicaid plan after Michigan health officials decided to reject the system's protest of the newly awarded managed-care contracts.
Jackson, Mich.-based Allegiance Health may have found the right partner with Henry Ford Health System after proposed deals went south with University of Michigan Health System last year and more recently with Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica.
Deals in Michigan's competitive healthcare market continue as Detroit's Henry Ford Health System acquires Jackson-based Allegiance Health, which is the dominant provider in its market.
Kaiser Permanente and Dignity Health will jointly own St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, Calif., the two systems announced this week.
Talk is circulating in healthcare circles in Southeast Michigan and nationally that the two systems are discussing a business arrangement.
Julie Creamer has been named president of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and Dr. Howard Chrisman has been named president of Northwestern Medical Group, which includes doctors in Greater Chicago.
As part of a larger effort to foster economic growth in Detroit, Henry Ford Health System plans to build a $110 million comprehensive cancer facility in the city, expected to open in the summer of 2018.
Until 2012, before the Affordable Care Act began cutting revenue, most tax-exempt hospitals in Southeast Michigan made profits on their Medicare business. Since then, reimbursement cuts, readmissions penalties and overpayment recoveries have eroded profits for many Detroit-area hospitals and health...
Rates of kidney transplants among white patients used to far surpass those in blacks, but U.S. data on nearly 200,000 end-stage kidney disease patients show that disparity disappeared by 2010. Rates remained stable in 2011 and that trend likely has continued, a 13-year study found.
The one-year pause in big payouts to top officials at the nation's hospital systems is over. Executives in many of the top-paying positions saw large pay bumps in 2015, driven in part by bonus packages triggered by improved quality and financial performance.
Henry Ford Health System is opening a new downtown Detroit medical clinic that's aimed at tech-savvy younger adults.
Regarding coverage of the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, in 1979 as an American Hospital Association/Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association fellow, I had the privilege of meeting Wilbur Cohen, the architect of Medicare and Medicaid, and the first secretary of the Department of Health,...