Kaiser recently opened its new 321-bed San Diego Medical Center, which has already achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification and raises the bar for green hospitals in California.
Jim Eppel has been named executive VP and chief administrative officer of HealthPartners and other newsmakers.
California's insurance commissioner charged 26 doctors, pharmacists and business owners on Thursday for participating in a $40 million fraudulent billing and kickback scheme.
The California Assembly is considering a bill that would require insurance companies receive state approval before they can merge or acquire other health plans.
Dialysis providers claim a proposed California law that would mandate staffing ratios and yearly inspections at dialysis clinics is too restrictive and won't improve patient care.
Last July's merger of Providence Health & Services of Renton, Wash., and St. Joseph Health of Irvine, Calif., gave the combined 50-hospital system a greater presence in the highly competitive Los Angeles market. Modern Healthcare spoke with St. Joseph CEO Dr. Richard Afable about these changes.
Claudia Williams from HHS and the Obama White House will lead an HIE that combines one formed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California with the Inland Empire Health Information Exchange.
Cases filed by hundreds of women against the pharmaceutical company Bayer alleging harm by its medical device Essure are being coordinated for pretrial proceedings in California.
Dr. Robert Pearl leads the 9,000 physicians employed by the Permanente Medical Group, which serves over 4 million Kaiser Permanente members in California and around Washington, D.C.
The prevailing model for academic medical centers is to own and expand a primary-care network. There is, however, another model—one focused on geography and community need.
Dignity has entered talks with an academic medical center while still negotiating a possible mega-merger with Catholic Health Initiatives. Dignity's operating performance swung to a $30.8 million gain in the most recent quarter from a $47.5 million loss a year ago.
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act gained momentum in the first half of the year. But most observers believe the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to repeal the ACA, mean those efforts are dead.