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Relieved hospital execs say ruling could speed Medicaid expansion

By Beth Kutscher and Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 27, 2015

Hospital leaders say they're moving ahead with delivery-system reforms that keep their populations healthy now that the U.S. Supreme Court has removed uncertainty about the continuation of premium subsidies. They hope the subsidies ruling will clear the way for more states to expand Medicaid to...

With subsidies protected, hospital leaders see brighter future

With subsidies protected, hospital leaders see brighter future

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 25, 2015

Hospital leaders expressed relief and delight Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court solidified the future of subsidized insurance for low- and middle-income Americans in all 50 states under the Affordable Care Act.

CMS eases skilled-nursing rules for some ACOs

By Melanie Evans  |  June 16, 2015

New Medicare rules could decrease incentives for hospital overuse and curb visits to low-quality nursing homes. The same rules, however, could boost incentives for misuse of costly skilled-nursing care.

Trinity Health, N.Y. hospital try again on acquisition

By Melanie Evans  |  May 02, 2015

Trinity Health struck a definitive agreement to acquire St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. The health system previously negotiated with the hospital but failed to reach a deal.

Trinity Health, New York hospital try again for a deal

Trinity Health, New York hospital try again for a deal

By Melanie Evans  |  April 28, 2015

Trinity Health, Livonia, Mich., struck a definitive agreement to acquire St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. The health system previously negotiated with the New York hospital but failed to reach a deal.

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.

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