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.
Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center won't be merging after all. The two academic institutions announced in December that they would “explore a partnership,” but said last week that they had decided against it.
Trinity Health struck a definitive agreement to acquire St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. The health system previously negotiated with the hospital but failed to reach a deal.
New York could become the eighth state to mandate that hospitals offer training to family and friends who care for patients after they are discharged from the hospital.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is defending his proposal to place new limits on which hospital facilities are exempt from local property taxes.
Authorities investigating allegations of a Medicaid scam involving doctors and others in New York City recall coming across something curious in a lower floor of a clinic: stacks of shoeboxes containing cheap, off-brand sneakers, boots and sandals in a variety of sizes.
New York's attempt to become the first state to penalize physicians who don't use e-prescription software has been pushed back a year and an old health information technology villain is being blamed—software that has yet to be certified for provider use.
Boston-based Partners HealthCare, only weeks after it lost an antitrust battle regarding planned acquisitions, is in the crosshairs again, this time from the Massachusetts attorney general, for the planned purchase of a doctors group.
Several state attorneys general will work together to probe the business practices of the herbal supplement industry following a New York investigation that found problems with a number of products.
Prime Healthcare Services has forged a deal to acquire its third hospital in southeastern Pennsylvania, a facility being divested by Trinity Health.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to save $1.2 million by defunding the state's NYDoctorProfile.com website is coming under fire from a coalition of 16 patient- and consumer-advocacy groups who call the plan “a dangerous step backwards in the effort for greater transparency in healthcare.”
Boston-based Partners HealthCare has abandoned plans to acquire South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, Mass., in light of a court ruling spiking its deal with state regulators to address antitrust concerns.
Primary-care networks Tandigm Health and Innovative Wellness Alliance are entering into an agreement with Huntingdon Valley, Pa.-based Holy Redeemer Health System that will bring the organizations closer to a population-health model.
Pittsburgh's two major health systems reported greater profitability in their most recent earnings, despite increased competition and a bitter regional turf war.
Hospitals in New England, especially in Massachusetts, bore the brunt of the winter storm that hit the East Coast early last week, with some areas reporting more than 20 inches of snow and strong winds.
Penn State Health is one step closer to acquiring another in-state hospital. Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees has approved plans for the acquisition of St. Joseph Regional Health Network from Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives.