Anthem is holding out hope that despite a preliminary injunction and an unwilling partner standing in the way, its $54 billion merger with Cigna Corp. will be approved by a new U.S. Justice Department under the Trump administration.
Select Medical, one of the nation's largest operators of specialty hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics, is hoping its rapid expansion into new markets will pay off in 2017. Start-up costs dragged down earnings last year.
Frontier Healthcare Holdings, which manages 15 ambulatory surgery centers in New York and New Jersey, is selling its minority ownership stakes in 10 New York surgery centers to Physicians Endoscopy.
Value-based payment models haven't automatically translated to value-based thinking, warned a panel of healthcare leaders at Columbia Business School's annual healthcare conference in New York City Friday.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and Elliot Health System, both in New Hampshire, announced Friday that they had decided to end their latest round of discussions, which began in May 2016. The two systems engaged in talks for most of 2015.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings just inked a major deal with two West Coast providers. The lab giant is in a deals race with rival Quest Diagnostics.
Piedmont Healthcare has agreed to take over and operate 27 Walgreens in-store clinics in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Piedmont joins systems in other states which have bought or leased retail clinics meant to provide fast, convenient care for patients with minor ailments.
Despite a preliminary injunction and an unwilling partner standing in the way, Anthem hopes to close its $54 billion merger with Cigna by settling with a new Justice Department under the Trump administration.
Henry Schein's medical segment continues to grow as the distributor of healthcare supplies gains market share in large group practices, including those within health systems.
Community Health Systems' aggressive divestiture and fourth-quarter performance caused its stock to jump 32% in mid-afternoon trading Tuesday. But CHS' rally to around $9 a share is a far cry from the $64.04 stockholders enjoyed in June 2015.
The House on Thursday voted to overturn an Obama-era rule that sought to protect providers such as Planned Parenthood from losing state funding. Abortion rights activists are revving for a fight.
Huron Consulting, a Chicago-based and publicly traded firm with a lot of healthcare information technology experience, has acquired Innosight Holdings, a privately held business growth strategy consultancy in a deal with a potential total value of $135 million.