CHG Healthcare expands temporary physicians staffing business

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 25, 2016

CHG Healthcare Services purchased Global Medical Staffing, a company that temporarily places physicians in healthcare facilities worldwide. CHG will retain all 50 employees at the firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

TeamHealth continues buying spree of medical groups

TeamHealth continues buying spree of medical groups

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 24, 2016

TeamHealth has purchased an emergency physicians group in La Mesa, Calif. TeamHealth and other physician staffing companies have shown an insatiable appetite to buy medical groups, although patient billing concerns linger.

Premier Q4 profits decline amid workforce shake-up

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 24, 2016

Healthcare group purchasing and services company Premier reported a slight decrease in fourth-quarter profit due to severance-related costs in its data software and consulting division.

Mercy Health's surplus wanes in aftermath of health insurance exit

By Bob Herman  |  August 23, 2016

The operating margin at Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio, fell to a slim 0.9% in the first half of this year. Higher labor expenses and the residual effects from a divested insurer hurt the not-for-profit Mercy.

Baby boomers, drugs pushing up federal healthcare spending

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 23, 2016

Federal spending for major healthcare programs are estimated to increase by $55 billion, or 6%, in 2016 after a technical adjustment for payment timing shifts, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.

Blog - Tales from the healthcare shopping front: Good luck finding a cheaper MRI

By Harris Meyer  |  August 22, 2016

Some policymakers say giving consumers price information and letting them shop for services will help solve the nation's healthcare cost growth problem. But just trying to find a lower price for an MRI shows that shopping for a healthcare service based on price and quality is very hard.

Valeant, attempting to normalize operations, names new CFO

By Associated Press  |  August 22, 2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals replaced Robert Rosiello as chief financial officer as the embattled company attempts to normalize operations amid a host of ongoing investigations and class action lawsuits.

Why a Chinese billionaire is now the biggest investor in CHS

Why a Chinese billionaire is now the biggest investor in CHS

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 20, 2016

Tianqiao Chen, through affiliate Shanda Media, announced last Monday that he had accumulated 11.3 million shares of CHS, or 9.9% of common shares. Then he added another 88,000 CHS shares days later to make it an even 10%.

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