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Hospitals fret over financial impact of ACA repeal

Hospitals fret over financial impact of ACA repeal

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 09, 2016

Hospitals and physicians are having a hard time grasping how the Affordable Care Act can be repealed by the Trump administration without a plan to replace or continue coverage for the nearly 20 million Americans who are now insured on the exchanges or through Medicaid expansions in 32 states.

LifePoint withstands market panic caused by renewed Clinton probe

By Dave Barkholz  |  October 28, 2016

The stock market was rattled Friday afternoon following the news that the FBI reopened its investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails. But LifePoint Health withstood the choppiness on the strength of its third-quarter earnings.

LifePoint boss heralds new CFO, explains Q2 stumble

LifePoint boss heralds new CFO, explains Q2 stumble

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 08, 2016

LifePoint Health CEO Bill Carpenter used an analyst forum Wednesday to introduce his new CFO Michael Coggin and explain more fully how a physician departure at one of its 67 hospitals upended second-quarter earnings.

TeamHealth picks LifePoint Health exec Leif Murphy as new CEO

TeamHealth picks LifePoint Health exec Leif Murphy as new CEO

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 06, 2016

Murphy will receive a base salary of $1 million plus a signing bonus of $2.8 million. TeamHealth is about to be supplanted as the nation's largest physician staffing company. When a merger between Amsurg and Envision Healthcare is complete, that combined company will hold the crown.

Duke LifePoint to acquire East Texas health system

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 24, 2016

Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of LifePoint Health and Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Good Shepherd Health System, a two-hospital system in Longview, Texas.

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 18, 2016

The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.

For-profit hospitals blaze separate path to efficiency, quality

For-profit hospitals blaze separate path to efficiency, quality

By Harris Meyer  |  May 28, 2016

A half-century after formation of the Federation of American Hospitals, for-profit hospital chains have moved beyond a scandal-plagued past to forge a permanent place in the healthcare landscape that features both collaboration and competition with not-for-profit systems.

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