LifePoint Health, the acquisition-hungry hospital chain based in Brentwood, Tenn., announced it closed on a deal for two South Carolina hospitals.
Hospital systems that have acquired physician practices and outpatient treatment centers are wrestling with how to integrate them into their existing supply-chain distribution system. The goal is to extend the low prices achieved through bulk purchasing to these geographically dispersed facilities.
Most insurers have embraced the ACA, and it has helped many of them financially through the tacit encouragement of products such as high-deductible plans. But many still puzzle over how to pivot beyond what was long the core of their business: employer-based plans and holding down medical claims.
Pennsylvania state officials Wednesday unveiled a $13 million, six-month program that will offer free hepatitis C antiviral medications for low-income individuals with a dual diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis C. According to the CDC, Pennsylvania had the 10th highest level of new HIV cases in the...
Two Philadelphia-based systems, Aria Health and Jefferson, which includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, have agreed to merge, a move expected to impact healthcare delivery and medical research in the local market.
States that rely on HealthCare.gov are still struggling to enroll people deemed eligible for Medicaid, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey of Medicaid agencies.
More than 330 nurses at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania voted to unionize shortly after Prospect Medical Holdings acquired the hospital last week. Prospect also picked up four other hospitals that are part of the Crozer-Keystone Health System.
UPMC and Health Catalyst have formed a strategic partnership in an effort to measure and analyze the true costs of healthcare services, a process that could become increasingly useful with looming bundled-payment models.
The CMS is taking steps to combat the growing problem of opioid addiction by planning to more closely track adult use of the drugs, as well as antipsychotic drug use among children and adolescents.
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.
Pocono Health System, East Stroudsburg, Pa., and Lehigh Valley Health Network, based in Allentown, Pa., announced last week that they have signed a merger agreement expected to close in the first half of 2016. The systems signed a letter of intent in May.
Critics say studies with serious design flaws continue to win approval because institutional review boards are too lax, have unqualified members, are riddled with institutional and personal conflicts of interest, and are overwhelmed by the volume of studies they must review.