Indiana's rural Scott County, currently the epicenter of an HIV outbreak, received approval last week to operate the first needle-exchange program allowed under a new state law.
A report issued last week by court-approved researchers provides a detailed look at medical care in Illinois prisons, outlining delays in treatment, desultory follow-up care and poor record-keeping. The filing claims a host of issues could have cut short the lives of some inmates.
The Mayo Clinic, which diligently cut expenses over the past year, started to see those costs creep up again in the first quarter of 2015.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week denied ProMedica's request to review a ruling that found the Ohio health system's 2010 hospital acquisition violated antitrust laws.
Three major not-for-profit behavioral-health organizations in Illinois announced last week that they have signed a letter of intent to merge, citing rising costs, uncertain reimbursement and the need to invest in new technology and infrastructure.
The Illinois Hospital Association and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council plan to merge.
Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System is planning to expand its outpatient services and build a new hospital.
Robinson Health System in Ravenna, Ohio, has agreed to pay $10 million to the federal government to settle claims that it engaged in illegal financial relationships with referring physicians.
The Cleveland Clinic has agreed to a cardiovascular-care alliance with Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare. Clinical policies, treatment protocols and research opportunities will be shared between the clinic and the Piedmont Heart Institute.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago owes Medicare $6.4 million in alleged overpayments caused by billing errors, according to an audit by HHS' Office of Inspector General.
The Cleveland Clinic saw a significant increase in its operating margin in 2014 as it held down expenses through a number of cost-saving initiatives.
In trying to reduce spending on Medicaid, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is targeting a state experiment that aims to do the same thing.
Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner last week proposed $1.5 billion in cuts to Illinois' Medicaid program, saying the state will become more aggressive in ferreting out current Medicaid recipients who do not qualify for the program.
Kansas City's largest healthcare network, HCA Midwest Health, will pay a local healthcare foundation $15 million to settle allegations that it didn't provide the level of charitable and uncompensated care to the community required by a 2003 purchase agreement.
A division of Ohio-based Cardinal Health has been named in a whistle-blower lawsuit for alleged violations of federal healthcare fraud and abuse laws, according to a company Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
An EF5 tornado—the strongest rating possible—ravaged Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, killing more than 150 people.
Applying a tax to state and local governments designed to help keep premiums affordable under the federal healthcare law is unconstitutional, Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine claimed in a lawsuit last week.
A Minnesota state study designed to examine correlations between nursing staff levels and patient outcomes has instead created animosity between a nurses' union and the state hospital association.
The Cleveland Clinic and five other Ohio health systems will explore creating a statewide network under a newly formed company.
Trinity Health, an 86-hospital Catholic system based in Livonia, Mich., has signed a definitive joint venture agreement with Heritage Provider Network to advance its strategy of coordinating care for specific groups of patient