Health Alliance Plan, the health plan owned by Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, entered a deal to acquire troubled insurer HealthPlus of Michigan, the insurance companies announced.
Drug shortages will be the major focus of concern when executives from healthcare suppliers and group purchasing organizations gather in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2015 Healthcare Supply Chain Expo.
The healthcare sector added 34,400 jobs in September, making up almost a quarter of new jobs in the U.S. for the month. Hospital hires led the healthcare sector, adding 15,500 for the month.
Baptist Health South Florida, Coral Gables, and Bethesda Health, Boynton Beach, Fla., have agreed to merge within the next two years.
UT Southwestern Medical Center plans to bring its hospital campuses under a new joint operating company formed with Dallas-based Texas Health Resources. The new company will also include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
LHC Group, a post-acute-care provider based in Lafayette, La., said Friday it has completed the acquisition of Halcyon Hospice for $58.5 million.
Sanford Health, an integrated health system based in Sioux Falls, S.D., closed the books on a healthy fiscal 2015 by keeping expenses in check, seeing more patients and adding more members to its health plan.
Cone Health, Greensboro, N.C., joins the ranks of health systems entering the insurance business as it begins to market its new Medicare Advantage plan this week.
MedAssets is cutting costs after several quarters of falling profits. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based healthcare group purchasing and performance improvement company plans to cut 180 full-time jobs by year-end.
A new analysis of prices private insurers pay for healthcare services may fuel the already mounting consumer demand for transparency from payers and providers.
DaVita HealthCare Partners announced Wednesday that it will expand its international operations to Brazil, taking advantage of recent legislation opening the country's healthcare services to foreign players.
The CEOs of Aetna and Anthem returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend their respective transactions to House members, the second such congressional hearing in a week, but hospitals and doctors said the deals remain unjustified and deserve sharp federal scrutiny.