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Hospitals cry foul and sue Anthem over new policies

Hospitals cry foul and sue Anthem over new policies

By Tara Bannow  |  April 21, 2018

A small number of hospitals and health systems are turning to the courts to challenge Anthem's new policies restricting outpatient imaging and emergency department coverage. Attorneys and industry experts disagree on the cases' merits.

Emory and Walmart partner on ACO and bundled payments

Emory and Walmart partner on ACO and bundled payments

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 20, 2018

Emory Healthcare and Walmart are creating an ACO to serve about 10,800 Walmart employees in the Atlanta area. The ACO will include a bundled-payment program for spine surgery and joint replacement.

Ballad Health to lay off 150 employees, cut 49 more jobs

By Associated Press  |  April 19, 2018

The merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System will result in 150 layoffs, according to the combined system's executive chairman. Another 49 empty positions will also be eliminated.

CHS to sell 421-bed Florida hospital to Adventist

CHS to sell 421-bed Florida hospital to Adventist

By Tara Bannow  |  April 18, 2018

Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., to Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corp.

Illinois hospital goes blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Illinois hospital goes blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 14, 2018

Blue pinwheels are spinning across the field in front of HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Adults and children recently gathered and pinned one blue pinwheel at a time on the grassy field in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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