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.

Allegiance, Henry Ford say merger right fit

Allegiance, Henry Ford say merger right fit

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  November 16, 2015

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.

Henry Ford cancer center aims to spur economic growth

Henry Ford cancer center aims to spur economic growth

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 03, 2015

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.

A Medicare tourniquet: How hospitals try to heal cuts that bleed away profits

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  September 20, 2015

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...

A racial gap in kidney transplants closes, but work remains

By Associated Press  |  August 31, 2015

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.

Going up: Surge in exec comp driven by pay-for-performance bonuses

Going up: Surge in exec comp driven by pay-for-performance bonuses

By Michael Sandler  |  August 08, 2015

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.

Medicare/Medicaid architect sees vision realized in many ways, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 30, 2015

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,...

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