Hospitals in central Illinois are rejecting managed Medicaid plans at such a troubling rate that lawmakers are calling it a “crisis.”
Medicare Advantage insurer MeridianCare has entered into a value-based contract with Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based network of 19 primary-care clinics serving the Medicare population.
Northeast Ohio faces a projected shortage of 3,500 nurses by 2020—a fate that hospital officials throughout the region are working to address.
The Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine has seen explosive growth in the two years since it opened. Despite little advertising, it was full on its first day in September 2014 and only went up from there, quickly outgrowing the six exam rooms dedicated to it.
The board of directors of Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health is taking steps to more directing oversee administrative moves following strong opposition to the system's decision to replace its emergency department staff.
The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and the Cuban Ministry of Health kicked off a two-year initiative aimed at sharing best practices in providing community-based care. The goal is to reduce infant mortality rates, as well as improve maternal health and cancer screening.
Hospital executives in Illinois last week fought before the state Supreme Court to maintain not-for-profits' property tax exemption.
The Cleveland Clinic has performed what it calls the “first deep brain stimulation surgery for stroke recovery,” which it says is part of an ongoing clinical trial assessing the procedure's potential to improve movement in patients recovering from a stroke.
Over 10 years, public hospitals across Illinois agreed to pay families more than $180 million. The vast majority of those settlements were paid out by the Cook County and the University of Illinois health systems.
Iowa's controversial privatized Medicaid program is facing intense scrutiny and financial concerns from the health insurers that run it—Anthem's Amerigroup, AmeriHealth Caritas and UnitedHealthcare.
Scientists at Northwestern's Lurie Cancer Center will be able to access new therapies developed by North Chicago-based AbbVie which can exclusively license any discoveries made during the collaboration.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan has cut expenses by $106.5 million since it announced its three-year strategic business transformation project in November 2015 and said it is on-pace to cut a total of $300 million by 2019.
Minnesota may have improperly spent federal grants that were meant to help establish its health insurance marketplace, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General.
Provider-owned insurer UPMC Health Plan and Reading Health System will jointly offer health insurance to employers and individuals in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Dennis Daugaard, a Republican who had been supportive of expanding Medicaid eligibility in his state, last week changed his mind after hearing the incoming Trump administration's plans for repealing or reforming the ACA.
Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem, both in the Chicago area, will continue their fight to merge and become one of the largest systems in the nation, despite a recent court ruling that weakened their case.
Paul Pawlak, who has led Silver Cross Hospital for nearly 30 years, is retiring next year. Pawlak has fiercely guarded the independence of the hospital, which is located about 40 miles from downtown Chicago in New Lenox, Ill.
Nurses at five Allina Health hospitals in Minnesota approved a labor contract, ending a five-week strike.
Employees at Summa Health based in Akron, Ohio, are facing layoffs, but hospital officials aren't commenting on the breadth of the staff reduction.
Although the Chicago-area hospital group claimed the organizations’ allegations were made outside of the time limit, U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang said the case can go forward under a 2004 Federal Trade Commission antitrust challenge of the deal.