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.
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.