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M-Modal expects to emerge from bankruptcy in coming weeks
By John N. Frank | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Franklin, Tenn.-based medical transcription technology company M-Modal says it expects to emerge from bankruptcy in the next three weeks. M-Modal filed for bankruptcy protection in March, less than two years after it was acquired for a reported $1.1 billion by an investment unit linked to JP Morgan...
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CHS in lead position to buy bankrupt Mississippi hospital
By Bob Herman | July 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Community Health Systems is at the front of the line to acquire Natchez (Miss.) Regional Medical Center, a 155-bed, county-owned hospital that filed for bankruptcy this year.
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Prime Healthcare enters Michigan, looks to Jersey next
By Bob Herman | July 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services has closed on its acquisition of Garden City (Mich.) Hospital, its first facility in Michigan. The deal marks another step eastward for the Ontario, Calif.-based for-profit hospital operator. Several hospitals in New Jersey are on the brink of joining Prime as well.
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Montefiore scoops up NewYork-Presbyterian affiliate
By Bob Herman | July 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Montefiore Health System, New York, has signed a letter of intent to absorb a hospital that is an affiliate of one of Montefiore's competitors, NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.
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Provider debt levels up due to low rates, looser conditions
By Beth Kutscher | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare providers looking to issue new debt are finding it's never been cheaper or less restrictive to do so.
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Settlement seeks $100M fund for meningitis victims
By Associated Press | May 07, 2014
A settlement filed with a federal bankruptcy judge in Boston would create a fund of more than $100 million to compensate victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, lawyers said Tuesday.
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Turnaround expert takes on Cover Oregon challenge
By Associated Press | April 12, 2014
The task of getting Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange back on track is now in the hands of a Portland, Ore., consulting firm that specializes in turning around struggling businesses.
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Fitch Ratings sees ICD-10 delay as positive for not-for-profits
By Joseph Conn | April 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The controversial delay in the rollout of the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes is a positive for not-for-profit hospitals' bottom lines, a New York financial ratings agency says.
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Reform Update: Obamacare's insurance mandate could be toothless in 2014
By Paul Demko | March 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Obama administration has made the individual mandate its line in the sand for the Affordable Care Act. But the individual mandate is likely to prove a paper tiger because of the availability of hardship exemptions and lax enforcement.
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M-Modal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
By Joseph Conn | March 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
M-Modal, a Franklin, Tenn.-based privately held provider of medical transcription services, speech recognition and natural language processing technology, announced it has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief. The filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York comes less than two years...
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