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Growing hospital systems stretch supply chains

Growing hospital systems stretch supply chains

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 30, 2016

Hospital systems that have acquired physician practices and outpatient treatment centers are wrestling with how to integrate them into their existing supply-chain distribution system. The goal is to extend the low prices achieved through bulk purchasing to these geographically dispersed facilities.

Low gas prices fuel hospital savings

Low gas prices fuel hospital savings

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 21, 2016

Consumers have rejoiced since gas prices dipped below $2 a gallon. Experts say hospitals are also happy about the low cost of oil, since it means significant savings on fuel for their vehicle fleets and petroleum products for their heating systems.

As Detroit continues to add jobs, Henry Ford sees brighter future

As Detroit continues to add jobs, Henry Ford sees brighter future

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 16, 2016

Detroit's burgeoning technology industry is bringing new jobs to the city and bolstering providers such as Henry Ford Health System. Unemployment in the city has dropped to the mid-single digits after spiking above 20% just two years ago.

MedPAC backs slashing drug payments to 340B hospitals

MedPAC backs slashing drug payments to 340B hospitals

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 16, 2016

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has backed a proposal to reduce Part B drug payment rates for hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, though members had signaled they would oppose it.

Adjusting for social determinants in value-based payments still fuzzy

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 12, 2016

There's no question that race, gender, socio-economic status and health literacy influence a patient's healthcare access, cost and outcomes. But what's still fuzzy is an understanding of which factors are within a provider's control and how to adjust for these factors in value-based payments.

Molina Healthcare buys Henry Ford's Medicaid plan

By Bob Herman  |  November 25, 2015

Molina Healthcare is buying the Medicaid assets of one of Henry Ford Health System's health plans. That news comes a week after the state denied Henry Ford's appeal of new Medicaid contracts.

Henry Ford may sell Medicaid assets after state protest fails

By Bob Herman  |  November 17, 2015

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.

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