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Anthem, Aurora Health Care plan joint insurance venture

By Bob Herman  |  April 23, 2016

Roughly 18 months after Anthem rocked the healthcare business community with a new provider-insurance alliance in California, the insurer has formulated another similar project. Anthem and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care will co-own a new health insurance company.

Kasich seeks more conservative model for Medicaid expansion

Kasich seeks more conservative model for Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 09, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's administration wants to transition the state to a more conservative Medicaid expansion program that would allow it to drop adult beneficiaries who don't pay into a health savings account, regardless of their income.

Medicaid, outpatient surgeries boost IU Health

By Bob Herman  |  April 02, 2016

Indiana University Health, the academic hospital system that controls large portions of the Hoosier state, grew its revenue in 2015, thanks in large part to the state's conservative Medicaid expansion.

Mich. law would require hospitals to post service fees

By Lindsay Vanhulle, Crain's Detroit Business  |  March 19, 2016

Hospitals in Michigan would be required to post their master list of fees for services, procedures and medical supplies under a bill pending in the state Senate.

Snyder proposes Medicaid expansion to cover 15,000 residents of Flint

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 20, 2016

A Michigan plan to extend expanded Medicaid coverage to thousands of children, young adults and expectant mothers might become the state's most aggressive tool for tracking the long-term consequences of lead poisoning from the city's contaminated water.

Flint hospital, state sued over Legionnaires' outbreak

Flint hospital, state sued over Legionnaires' outbreak

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 06, 2016

A $100 million lawsuit has been filed against McLaren Flint hospital and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on behalf of four patients who allegedly contracted Legionnaires’ disease while being treated at the facility.

As Detroit continues to add jobs, Henry Ford sees brighter future

As Detroit continues to add jobs, Henry Ford sees brighter future

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 16, 2016

Detroit's burgeoning technology industry is bringing new jobs to the city and bolstering providers such as Henry Ford Health System. Unemployment in the city has dropped to the mid-single digits after spiking above 20% just two years ago.

GE Healthcare relocating to Chicago from U.K.

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 16, 2016

GE Healthcare—a division of the Fairfield, Conn.-based multinational company that is in the process of reorganizing itself—will move its headquarters to Chicago from Amersham, near London.

Minn. telehealth company raises $17 million to expand

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 09, 2016

Zipnosis, a Minneapolis-based telehealth company that aims to automate the initial steps of how patients are triaged for care, has raised $17 million in a Series A financing round.

CHS takes control of two Indiana hospitals

By Melanie Evans  |  January 02, 2016

Indiana University Health in Indianapolis will enter a two-hospital joint venture with Community Health Systems as part of its move to scale back its acute-care operations.

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