More than 6,400 registered nurses are expected to strike next week at the University of Chicago Medical Center and eight hospitals in California to highlight what they say are their concerns about staffing and patient care. But hospital officials say money is the real issue.
Cardinal Health has agreed to pay $26.8 million as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that sparked disagreement among the commissioners about the agency's appropriate role.
Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, formerly named Catholic Health Partners, reported positive operating results, but its total surplus was down significantly because of losses on interest-rate swaps.
Oscar Insurance Corp. is poised to grow and expand significantly as more investors have poured money into the tech-driven health insurance startup.
Private-equity firms traditionally have invested in medical groups that offer high-reimbursement potential, such as dermatology and dentistry. Now, equity firms are also scouting for primary-care practices that are ahead of the curve in value-based care.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners cheered passage of the bill that killed Medicare's sustainable-growth rate formula. But a failed attempt by Yale University to expand its PA program with an online option reflects the difficulty of trying to rapidly grow the healthcare workforce.
Six months after its merger with Cadence Health, Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is reporting improved second-quarter operating earnings, though its total surplus declined.
Norton Healthcare, a five-hospital system based in Louisville, Ky., came close to doubling its operating margin in 2014 as it treated more patients, cut its expenses and benefited from Medicaid expansion in the state.
Increased expenses at the two-hospital health system and health plan in Illinois erased gains in patient-service and insurance premium revenue in 2014.
Texas Health Resources' debt received a rating upgrade from Moody's Investors Service, after the system demonstrated that it has recovered financially from its October Ebola crisis.
UnitedHealth Group is rolling as one of the biggest winners in the Affordable Care Act era. The health insurer and services company posted significant first-quarter gains across all of its business lines.
Investors have flocked to publicly traded health insurers, as evidenced by soaring stocks so far in 2015. Optimism remains high in the sector even as signs emerge that medical costs are on the rise.