Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has pulled out of the Medicare Pioneer accountable care organization initiative, which has lost nearly half of its 32 original participants.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System and Frisbie Memorial Hospital will jointly own a new company with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care that will share clinical information and financial risk for 80,000 New Hampshire residents to support population-health efforts.
New York's experiment to better coordinate care for low-income and disabled state residents who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare is losing hundreds of beneficiaries.
North Shore-LIJ Health System is dropping the references to its origins in its name as the system rapidly expands. The Great Neck, N.Y.-based system will spend “tens of millions of dollars” to brand the parent company of its 21 hospitals, employed doctors and health insurance arm as Northwell Health.
The New York City Board of Health has relaxed its rules surrounding a controversial practice used by ultra-Orthodox Jews during circumcision.
Revenue within the health insurance division of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System tripled in the past year, and the Great Neck, N.Y.-based organization has no intentions of slowing down investment in its payer operations.
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System has won state approval to acquire Peconic Bay Medical Center, one of the latest targets of the system's ambitious push to expand its market and diversify.
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System has finalized a partnership with Brooklyn's Maimonides Medical Center as the suburban giant extends its reach into New York City.
St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J., hopes its bankruptcy filing last week will ease the way for a sale to for-profit Prime Healthcare Services.
Health insurance premiums on New York's state-run exchange will rise an average of 7.1% next year. But rates differ greatly by payer, plan type and region, highlighting the difficulties of relying on rough averages.
Two New Jersey health systems are suing the state, contending a new law unfairly takes away their role as advanced emergency medical service providers in their service areas.
NYU Hospitals Center has applied for a full-asset merger with Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn as it continues to hunt for more deals around the city.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is pushing a state bill that would require healthcare employers to implement plans to protect employees from workplace violence.
Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System plan to combine their 11 hospitals to form New Jersey's largest health system by revenue. Along with another pending deal, the move would consolidate the majority of hospital care in central New Jersey into two health systems.
Delaware has become the 29th state to require health insurers to pay for telemedicine after the state's governor approved an updated law regulating the virtual healthcare services. But some say the legislation lacks a distinction that could diminish the cost-saving benefits of telehealth.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are debating bills that seek to reduce boarding of behavioral health patients in hospital emergency departments and to keep them from being housed in correctional facilities.
Households may find medical bills absorb an increasing share of their income. But as consumers, their ability to shop among hospitals and clinics remains limited.
Behavioral-health company Acadia Healthcare has announced three acquisitions, two of which are overseas.
In Pittsburgh's fiercely competitive healthcare market, UPMC announced voluntary buyouts to reduce its labor costs.
Rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Rhode Island, a trend the state's health department attributes to better testing as well as increased rates of high-risk sexual behavior. And social media also could be playing a role.