HCA Holdings is expecting to report $4.5 billion in income before taxes for 2016, a 13.7% increase from the previous year. The Nashville-based system also expects to report a 1.6% increase in same-facility admissions for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year.
Iasis Healthcare is making a year-end exit from the Arizona insurance exchanges but not before racking up more big losses on the business. It contributed the largest share of a $76.3 million net loss from continuing operations in the company's fiscal fourth quarter.
Hospital stocks, led by Universal Health Services, fell harder than the equity markets Wednesday on the Federal Reserve's expected decision to raise benchmark interest rates one-quarter of 1%.
The share price of Universal Health Services plunged 12% Wednesday after BuzzFeed published an investigative story alleging the for-profit hospital operator kept psychiatric patients longer than necessary to milk their insurance.
Some researchers and health policymakers had hoped the blitz of retail clinics across the country would reduce visits to the ER. A new study from Rand Corp. finds that isn't the case.
Investors have yet to put a floor beneath hospital and physician-staffing stocks that plummeted after Donald Trump's election to the presidency. Many provider stocks are down double digits since Tuesday on what executives believe are exaggerated jitters.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. on Friday tapped Dr. Octavio Diaz to be chief medical officer of the Dallas-based 79-hospital system effective Dec. 1.
Management of Quorum Health Corp. is negotiating to sell five more of its money-losing hospitals to go along with two already under contract. Though divestitures are a priority, Quorum has expressed an interest in acquiring a hospital in Huntsville, Texas.
Hospitals and physicians are having a hard time grasping how the Affordable Care Act can be repealed by the Trump administration without a plan to replace or continue coverage for the nearly 20 million Americans who are now insured on the exchanges or through Medicaid expansions in 32 states.
Kaiser Permanente nearly doubled its operating income in its third quarter to $672 million as new enrollees to the company's health plan bring premium revenue and raise volumes at Kaiser's hospitals and clinics.
Community Health Systems went on a physician-recruiting binge in 2015, bringing in a record 4,152 more physicians to staff the more than 1,000 clinics it owns and jump-start volumes at some underperforming hospitals. But now CHS is throttling back recruiting to focus on productivity.
A $1.5 billion putative class action accusing Tenet Healthcare Corp. of failing to protect patients and newborns at an El Paso, Texas, hospital from being exposed to tuberculosis has been moved to federal court.