Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio and affiliated health plans in 13 other states became the first insurers to reward providers that receive integrated-care certification from the Joint Commission.
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 system.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago agreed to pay $3.3 million in damages after a jury determined a pharmaceutical error led to the overdose and death of a 56-year-old man.
Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem say the Federal Trade Commission has no economic or factual basis to continue challenging a proposed merger between the two systems.
A tweet posted by @pravsector contained a screen shot of a spreadsheet page with two dozen patients' names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, their insurance carriers and insurance ID numbers, and for some, abbreviated diagnoses such as “prostate” or “sex drive.”
Eleven states have joined the Federal Trade Commission's fight to stop a merger between two Chicago-area health systems.
Advocate Health Care in Illinois and St. Peter's Healthcare System in New Jersey want the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether their pension plans should be exempt from certain federal protections for workers.
Indiana's Medicaid expansion will likely continue despite Gov. Mike Pence withdrawing from the state's gubernatorial race to join Donald Trump as his running mate.
Land of Lincoln Health, an Obamacare insurer launched three years ago to bring competition to the online exchange in Illinois, is liquidating amid big financial losses.
The Illinois Department of Insurance is binding the hands of Land of Lincoln Health in an effort to prevent the struggling Obamacare startup from folding.
Indiana missed a deadline to share information with the CMS about how its Medicaid expansion has affected access to care.
Indiana awarded new managed Medicaid contracts to four out of five bidding private health insurers. UnitedHealthcare was the lone company to miss the cut because its proposed costs were too high.
Indiana officials say the CMS is planning to use a biased survey to evaluate the state's conservative approach to Medicaid expansion.
In the wake of the demise of the HealthSpan insurance enterprise, Medical Mutual of Ohio and the MetroHealth System in Cleveland are hoping to scoop up some of that business with a new product—dubbed CLECare—that both parties say will offer roughly 15% lower premiums compared with other insurance products.
Attorneys for two Chicago-area hospital systems argued in federal court last week that a recent decision in a similar antitrust case in Pennsylvania supports the systems' case for being allowed to merge.
Ascension Wisconsin, the state's second-largest health system, will undergo a restructuring following its acquisition of three major healthcare systems in the past few years.
Beacon Health System in South Bend, Ind., has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
The South Side of Chicago may finally regain a trauma center to treat its most severely injured adults.
Froedtert Health is showing support and faith in the Avia Innovator Network by investing equity and joining its board of directors.
Illinois social-service advocates are girding themselves for the worst as a new ban on most overtime for home healthcare workers goes into effect.