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Ochsner to buy hospital from LifePoint, end inpatient services
By Bob Herman | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System has agreed to acquire River Parishes Hospital from for-profit hospital company LifePoint Hospitals. Ochsner will operate the 106-bed hospital as an outpatient facility.
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Former LifePoint exec Sherman named CFO of HMS
By Bob Herman | September 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HMS Holdings Corp., a major player in Medicare’s auditing space, has named Jeff Sherman CFO, effective Sept. 8.
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Vital Signs
In Medicaid-expansion states, for-profit chains see rise in admissions, drop in unpaid care
By Virgil Dickson | September 03, 2014
Major investor-owned medical systems in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility have seen Medicaid admissions rise between 10.4% and 32% since the start of the year, according to an analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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Duke LifePoint finalizes agreement to acquire Conemaugh
By Beth Kutscher | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Duke LifePoint has finalized the terms of a deal that will allow it to expand into Pennsylvania, its first market in the mid-Atlantic region.
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Duke LifePoint cinches two more deals in North Carolina
By Beth Kutscher | August 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Duke LifePoint finalized two more acquisitions in its home state of North Carolina, where it already owns four hospitals.
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Obamacare coverage brings HCA more paying patients
By Beth Kutscher | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HCA, the largest publicly traded hospital chain by revenue, reported a 14.2% increase in second-quarter net income as it treated more patients and improved its payer mix thanks to insurance expansion under the healthcare reform law.
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Early Q2 financials show reform benefiting hospitals' bottom lines
By Beth Kutscher | July 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare reform is producing positive financial benefits for publicly traded hospitals, if early Q2 earnings releases are any indication of what to expect from other systems when they report quarterly results.
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Conemaugh patient volume falls short of projections as cost-cutting boosts margins
By Beth Kutscher | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Conemaugh Health System, a three-hospital group that is being taken over by Duke LifePoint, reported a 1.5% operating margin for fiscal 2014, ahead of expectations, on the strength of its hospital division.
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Magazine
Duke LifePoint closes deal for Rutherford Regional
By Bob Herman | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Duke LifePoint Healthcare has closed on its acquisition of Rutherford Regional Health System, Rutherfordton, N.C., marking its sixth transaction since its inception three and a half years ago.
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Duke LifePoint finalizes sixth hospital deal
By Bob Herman | June 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Duke LifePoint Healthcare has closed on its acquisition of Rutherford Regional Health System, Rutherfordton, N.C., marking its sixth transaction since its inception 3½ years ago.
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