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.
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.
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.
Zeroing in on cost-cutting: 100 Top Hospitals organizations use data, standardization to ferret out savings
Even as healthcare costs have been somewhat tamed in recent years, they remain a prominent target for patients, payers and regulators alike, prompting providers to continuously look for an edge in trimming expenses.
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.
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.
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...
Froedtert Health is showing support and faith in the Avia Innovator Network by investing equity and joining its board of directors.
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.
Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis is jumping into the health insurance business with both feet with plans to acquire UCare.