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Health systems' scale not linked to higher revenue

Health systems' scale not linked to higher revenue

By Alex Kacik  |  September 12, 2018

Two-thirds of the health systems analyzed in a new report saw operating income fall as revenue reduction outpaced cost-cutting. The largest for-profit systems experienced the steepest declines.

Spike in financial metric identifies strengths in for-profit hospital chains

Spike in financial metric identifies strengths in for-profit hospital chains

By Tara Bannow  |  May 12, 2018

First-quarter results from the country's largest investor-owned chains—Tenet Healthcare Corp., HCA Healthcare, Community Health Systems, Universal Health Services and LifePoint Health—show they're finding success in squeezing more money out of each patient encounter.

Surprise losses, cash crunch cause 68% drop in Adeptus shares

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 02, 2016

The share price of Adeptus Health crashed 68% Wednesday after the operator of free-standing emergency departments posted a surprise $14.5 million loss from operations in the third quarter and took emergency measures to avoid a cash crunch.

Texas Medical Board drops appeal against Teladoc lawsuit

By Dave Barkholz and Erica Teichert  |  October 22, 2016

The Texas Medical Board last week withdrew its appeal against Teladoc's lawsuit that alleges the state's telemedicine rules violate federal antitrust laws, sending the dispute back to a federal trial court.

Ardent Health, LHP Hospital Group enter merger agreement

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 08, 2016

Nashville-based Ardent Health Services and Plano, Texas-based LHP Hospital Group last week announced they will merge into what would be the second-largest privately owned, for-profit hospital system in the country by revenue. The combined system would have 19 hospitals in six states and $3 billion...

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