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.
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.
Consumers along Chicago's North Shore would end up paying about $45 million more a year for healthcare if two of the biggest Chicago-area hospital networks merged, an expert for federal antitrust regulators testified Wednesday.
A merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem would give the Chicago-area systems leverage to raise prices, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois executive testified in federal court Tuesday.
Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis is jumping into the health insurance business with both feet with plans to acquire UCare.
The Federal Trade Commission isn't Advocate Health Care's only major challenge right now. The Downers Grove, Ill.-based health system took a step back last year with its capitated, value-based insurance contracts, although it improved those contracts when including its joint venture physician group.
The Franciscan Alliance won approval from Illinois regulators to close one south suburban Chicago hospital under a $137 million consolidation plan.
Many faith-based health systems may soon be pouring millions into underfunded employee pension plans as federal appeals courts continue to side against them in cases over whether those plans are subject to federal protections.
Walgreens is handing over operations of its 56 in-store health clinics in the Chicago area to Advocate Health Care, the largest hospital network in the state. It's the second time Walgreens Boots Alliance has offloaded some of its clinics to a health system.
Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem offered to guarantee not to raise prices significantly if they merged, but federal regulators weren't interested, the system's leaders said Tuesday.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined federal regulators in seeking to block a proposed merger between big health systems Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem.
The Federal Trade Commission moved Friday to block a proposed merger between Illinois systems Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem—the third hospital deal the FTC has moved to block in the past six weeks.