UCHealth expands in Denver, Wayne State and Henry Ford contemplate a merger, and other regional news.
Regional healthcare news for the week of May 13
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Maine became the latest state to seek approval from the Trump administration to impose a work requirement on Medicaid beneficiaries.
Norton Healthcare in Kentucky saw strong investment gains, an area that has helped other health systems score earnings wins for the year.
Wisconsin last week unveiled plans to overhaul Medicaid by requiring members to pay insurance premiums and undergo a drug screening.
The state of Massachusetts sued Universal Health Services in federal court last week, accusing it of illegally charging Medicaid for outpatient mental health services by unqualified staff.
The CMS will allow cash-strapped Alabama to postpone its Medicaid privatization and restructuring demonstration.
Iowa's privatized Medicaid program has asked the federal government to pay up to $225 million in risk-corridor payments to make up for losses experienced by the health insurers that run the year-old managed-care program, and other regional news.
Hospitals that provided the majority of care to uninsured patients in New York City received a minority of state dollars aimed at compensating hospitals for such care, according to the New York State Health Foundation.
Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh-based health plan that owns eight-hospital Allegheny Health Network, returned to the black last year after stanching losses that plagued it the year before.
PinnacleHealth, based in Harrisburg, also said it will acquire four Pennsylvania hospitals and medical centers from Community Health Systems in a separate transaction.
NYC Health & Hospitals reported a $776 million operating loss for the first half of fiscal 2017, according to unaudited financial statements.
NYC Health & Hospitals/Jacobi in the Bronx has replaced its chief executive, chief financial officer and chief medical officer. The timing of the changes was coincidental, according to a hospital spokesman.
New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center charged a 71-year-old patient $2,694 for the release of her electronic health records, according to her lawyer.
At a rally packed with supporters, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the Affordable Care Act and warned that Congress is abandoning the middle class.
Black patients are less likely than whites to be hospitalized at private academic medical centers in New York City, a new study has found.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Lahey Health in Burlington, Mass., have signed a letter of intent to merge.
In 2015, 937 New York City residents died from a heroin overdose, a 17.1% rise over the previous year. Of all overdose deaths in the city that year, 59% involved heroin.
Laboratory Corporation of America has reached a deal to acquire several clinical laboratories from Mount Sinai, a major health system in New York City.