When Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for raising the minimum wage in New York to $15 for all public- and private-sector employees during his State of the State address last month, the audience cheered. But healthcare employers are not yet ready to join the celebration.
New Jersey hospitals fear that Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill mandating that not-for-profit hospitals contribute to local municipalities instead of paying property taxes could lead to years of expensive legal action.
Two Philadelphia-based systems, Aria Health and Jefferson, which includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, have agreed to merge, a move expected to impact healthcare delivery and medical research in the local market.
UPMC and Health Catalyst have formed a strategic partnership in an effort to measure and analyze the true costs of healthcare services, a process that could become increasingly useful with looming bundled-payment models.
Meridian Health completed its acquisition of Raritan Bay Medical Center, one of two deals set in motion last year that will make the system one of the largest in New Jersey.
As of Jan. 1, Connecticut hospitals have to warn patients who receive outpatient services about facility fees.
Pocono Health System, East Stroudsburg, Pa., and Lehigh Valley Health Network, based in Allentown, Pa., announced last week that they have signed a merger agreement expected to close in the first half of 2016. The systems signed a letter of intent in May.
Community Health Options, a not-for-profit co-op insurance company based in Maine that also sells health plans in New Hampshire, will limit individual enrollments this month because of “higher-than-expected claims costs.”
Pittsburgh-based UPMC must continue to provide in-network services to members of Highmark's Medicare Advantage plans, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled.
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $850,000 in a settlement with HHS' Office for Civil Rights to resolve alleged privacy and security violations stemming from the theft of a laptop computer with unencrypted patient records.
A fifth health insurer has dropped out of an ambitious but struggling Medicaid reform program that targets New Yorkers with high medical costs.
Care New England Health System of Providence, R.I., and Southcoast Health System of New Bedford, Mass., announced last week that they are exploring a merger.
St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J., has backed a bid from Prime Healthcare Services to be bought out of bankruptcy from its current owner, Trinity Health.
Bon Secours Health System ended the year profitably, despite almost no revenue growth as the system held down operating expenses across more than a dozen hospitals.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia saw a rise in its total revenue in fiscal 2015, but higher expenses cut into those gains.
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.