A federal judge explained in a new court filing today why he switched from siding with two large suburban health systems that wanted to merge to favoring antitrust regulators that fought the union.
Now that merger candidates Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem have split just shy of the altar, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is playing the role of the relative who breathes a sigh of relief.
A federal judge Tuesday ruled against the proposed union between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem, leading the two hospital systems to announce that they will not continue their merger effort.
For 35 years, faith-based health systems have been exempt from federal regulations governing their pension plans. Now they face an uncertain financial future until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on whether they deserve it.
Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem are coming closer to a crucial decision. Is their desire to merge, creating one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the nation, worth the expensive, time-consuming battle?
The U.S. Supreme Court made its first move toward weighing in on whether Dignity Health and faith-based companies have to comply with federal regulations for costly worker pension plans.
The Federal Trade Commission argued against the proposed merger between two Chicago-area health systems in a federal appeals court Friday, defending its market definitions that were rejected by a lower court in June.
In a recent report to Congress, the CMS said the cost of Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act was $6,366 per person covered for 2015, about 49% higher than previously estimated.
A doctor who completed his medical residency at an Advocate Health Care facility has sued the health system for refusing to use residents in surgeries, then billing Medicare and Medicaid for their assistance.
The American Hospital Association has sharply criticized the Federal Trade Commission's market definitions as it attempts to block the merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem say the Federal Trade Commission has no economic or factual basis to continue challenging a proposed merger between the two systems.
Advocate Health Care has agreed to pay $5.55 million to settle multiple data protection violations over the past three years, marking the largest Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act settlement HHS has ever received.