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FTC loss may spur more hospital deals

FTC loss may spur more hospital deals

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 18, 2016

A judge delivered the Federal Trade Commission a major setback last week in one of its biggest hospital cases in years, and experts say the decision could embolden even more hospitals to consolidate.

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.

FTC loss in Chicago could spur more hospital deals

FTC loss in Chicago could spur more hospital deals

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 14, 2016

A judge delivered the Federal Trade Commission a major setback Tuesday in one of its biggest hospital cases in years, and experts say the decision could embolden even more hospitals to consolidate.

Closing arguments heard in Chicago-area antitrust case

Closing arguments heard in Chicago-area antitrust case

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 28, 2016

Attorneys for two Chicago-area hospital systems argued in federal court last week that a recent decision in a similar antitrust case in Pennsylvania supports the systems' case for being allowed to merge.

FTC faces off with Advocate, NorthShore over merger

FTC faces off with Advocate, NorthShore over merger

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 21, 2016

Arguments are scheduled to wrap up this week in a closely watched Federal Trade Commission case challenging a proposed merger between two Chicago-area health systems.

Podcast: 'Healthcare has a bull's-eye on its back,' says Advocate Health Care CEO

Podcast: 'Healthcare has a bull's-eye on its back,' says Advocate Health Care CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

James Skogsbergh, CEO of Advocate Health Care, began his one-year term this month as chairman of the AHA's board of trustees. In an interview with Modern Healthcare, Skogsbergh, a former college baseball player, didn't duck the high hard ones on the challenges facing the AHA and Advocate's proposed...

Advocate Health Care sues rival over trade secrets

Advocate Health Care sues rival over trade secrets

By Katherine Davis, Crain's Chicago Business  |  April 22, 2016

Downers Grove. Ill.-based Advocate Health Care has filed a complaint against Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Ill., asking a judge to rule to prevent Palos from wrongfully obtaining Advocate's trade secrets.

Not every Chicago insurer fears a united Advocate-NorthShore

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 18, 2016

During testimony in federal court in the FTC's case against the proposed merger between Advocate and NorthShore, a UnitedHealth Group executive said its Chicago-area insurer supports the potential tie-up.

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