Illinois lawmakers should create a state-based health insurance exchange and consider renting certain functions of HealthCare.gov if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against federal subsidies in states that haven't set up their own marketplaces.
Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health and Stanton County Hospital, Johnson City, Kan., have signed an affiliation agreement expected to allow the hospital to expand clinical services.
Protesters barricaded themselves in an administrative building at the University of Chicago last week in continued calls to establish an adult trauma center serving the city's South Side.
SSM Health, a growing four-state health system, will expand its operations in St. Louis in a proposed deal with St. Louis University.
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare of Chicago has signed a letter of intent to affiliate with two-hospital KishHealth system in DeKalb, Ill.
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.