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Editorial: Do you know your healthcare credit score?

Editorial: Do you know your healthcare credit score?

By Merrill Goozner  |  June 04, 2016

Healthcare providers shouldn't let the good news on shrinking bad debt distract them from dealing with one of the more pressing financial issues facing the industry—helping people saddled with unmanageable bills.

Former CEO of Playboy will lead eHealth exchange

Former CEO of Playboy will lead eHealth exchange

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

Scott Flanders, 59, is the new CEO of eHealth, a private health insurance exchange based in Mountain View, Calif. The company, which had $190 million in revenue last year, serves as an online broker to help people sign up for individual-market and Medicare plans.

Wyo. hospital files for bankruptcy to deal with lawsuits

By Associated Press  |  May 17, 2016

Powell Valley Healthcare's board of directors approved filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. The board said in a statement the lawsuits from former patients of Dr. Jeffrey Hansen are the only reason for the decision.

Liquidation begins for failed Obamacare insurer

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  April 25, 2016

After months of uncertainty surrounding Health Republic Insurance of New York's liquidation process, new court documents released April 22 provide clarity on what creditors can expect to receive. That is a welcome development for doctors and other providers who say are owed more than $200 million.

HealthSpot's assets are up for sale

HealthSpot's assets are up for sale

By Chuck Soder, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  March 14, 2016

The trustee in charge of the bankrupt telemedicine company “is accepting offers to purchase the assets of HealthSpot Inc.,” according to a news release issued by the trustee, Myron Terlecky, a Columbus lawyer.

Foundation HealthCare to acquire bankrupt Texas hospital

By Melanie Evans  |  November 10, 2015

Foundation HealthCare, a for-profit surgical hospital company, will acquire a Houston hospital from University General Health System, which entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February.

Hospitals still under stress despite recovering economy

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 22, 2015

Healthcare providers have gotten some balance sheet relief, thanks to a greater number of paying patients over the past couple of years. But bankruptcy filings suggest the industry has recovered more slowly than the improving economy would indicate.

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