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 liberation of long-hidden data on what private insurers pay for medical services may increasingly put providers in an unflattering light as they bulk up through mergers and acquisitions.
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.
A growing list of large U.S. employers that have opened on-site health clinics in an effort to control the rising costs of their health benefit programs. Nearly 30% of firms with more than 5,000 workers now have on-site or near-site clinics offering some type of primary care, up from 24% in 2013.
Dr. Jeffrey Bailet has been named chairman-elect of the American Medical Group Association's board of directors for 2016.
Advocate Health Care Network, the largest health system in Illinois, finished the third quarter with a weaker margin as rising labor costs contributed to expense growth that outpaced revenue gains.
Until 2012, before the Affordable Care Act began cutting revenue, most tax-exempt hospitals in Southeast Michigan made profits on their Medicare business. Since then, reimbursement cuts, readmissions penalties and overpayment recoveries have eroded profits for many Detroit-area hospitals and health...
Ready or not, the U.S. healthcare industry is poised to flip the switch from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural coding system on Oct. 1, significantly changing how billions of dollars in medical claims are calculated and billed every day.
Michael Englehart has been named president and CEO of Chicago-based Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system in Illinois.
Healthcare has lagged other industries in investment and innovation in information technology. Now, scrambling to catch up, hospitals and health systems are facing a tight supply of skilled IT managers and executives that is holding them back.