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Healthcare leaders mull their options as they wait for King ruling

Healthcare leaders mull their options as they wait for King ruling

By Melanie Evans , Beth Kutscher and Bob Herman  |  March 07, 2015

Hospitals, health insurers, physician groups and community health centers, fearing financial damage and patient suffering if millions of Americans lose their coverage, are just beginning to sketch out contingency plans in the wake of the oral arguments last week in King v. Burwell.

Idaho system to cut beds through hospital conversion

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 07, 2015

Four-hospital St. Alphonsus Health System plans to convert an acute-care hospital in Nampa, Idaho, to an ambulatory center and spend $80 million to build a hospital at its other campus in the southern Idaho city.

Hospitals struggle to plan during King v. Burwell wait

By Melanie Evans and Beth Kutscher  |  March 05, 2015

Hospitals are just beginning to hash out contingency plans as the waiting begins for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether to end insurance subsidies in most of the country.

Trinity improves operating metrics but investment income lags

By Beth Kutscher  |  March 03, 2015

Trinity Health, one the country's largest not-for-profit health systems, improved its operating margin in the first half of its fiscal 2015 as volume increased and it benefited from a recent acquisition.

Prime Healthcare to buy Philadelphia-area hospital from Trinity Health

By Beth Kutscher  |  March 02, 2015

Prime Healthcare Services has entered into an agreement to buy 126-bed Mercy Suburban Hospital, which is located in the Philadelphia suburb of East Norriton. The hospital is part of Mercy Health System, which became part of Trinity through its 2013 merger with Catholic Health East.

Beware vaporware on value-based care

Beware vaporware on value-based care

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 31, 2015

The dictionary defines vaporware as a product that has been widely advertised but has not and may never become available. Last week's twin announcements on the imminent move to widespread value-based reimbursement in healthcare bring the concept to mind.

Where healthcare is now on march to value-based pay

Where healthcare is now on march to value-based pay

By Melanie Evans and Bob Herman  |  January 28, 2015

U.S. healthcare providers and insurers start from widely divergent places as some of the largest move to put most of their business into payment models that reward lower cost and higher quality care.

Trinity expanding risk-based care through Heritage partnership

By Bob Herman  |  January 17, 2015

Trinity Health, an 86-hospital Catholic system based in Livonia, Mich., has signed a definitive joint venture agreement with Heritage Provider Network to advance its strategy of coordinating care for specific groups of patient

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