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Aetna drops Delaware Medicaid plan
By Bob Herman | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Aetna will shut down its Delaware Medicaid plan by year-end after the insurer and the state couldn't agree on new managed-care rates.
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Pa. Medicaid expansion plans struggle to sign up providers
By Virgil Dickson | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicaid managed-care plans providing coverage under Pennsylvania's Medicaid expansion are struggling to find enough hospitals and physicians for their networks.
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New York wins OK to begin revamping Medicaid system, and other news
Modern Healthcare | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After 18 months of negotiations with the federal government, New York state has received permission from regulators to implement a vast revamping of its healthcare delivery system in a bid to lower Medicaid costs.
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UPMC-Highmark feud prompts company to drop insurer
Bob Herman | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Erie Indemnity Co., an Erie, Pa.-based company that provides automobile, home and life insurance, has decided to drop Highmark as the health plan for its 4,600 employees because of the ongoing blood feud between insurer Highmark and hospital giant UPMC. Its decision could be a harbinger of what other Western Pennsylvania employers will do next year as they seek to find shelter from the fallout of the battle.
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UPMC merger plan would improve its reach north of Pittsburgh
Bob Herman | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pittsburgh-based UPMC and Jameson Health System, New Castle, Pa., have signed a letter of intent to merge, a move that would beef up UPMC's provider dominance north of the city.
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Massachusetts health spending comes in below target
Melanie Evans | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health spending in Massachusetts last year stayed below the target set by state policymakers to keep medical bills from growing faster than the economy.
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North Shore-LIJ finances hurt by bad winter, insurance startup
Bob Herman | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System battled through a sluggish first half of the year, with the Great Neck, N.Y.-based health system still feeling the financial chill from last year's icy, bitter-cold winter.
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Kaleida Health improves margin by cutting costs
Bob Herman | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaleida Health kept expenses in check in the first half of 2014, giving the Buffalo, N.Y.-based system higher-than-expected surpluses.
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Cleveland Clinic adds North Shore-LIJ to cardiac network
Bob Herman | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Cleveland Clinic has chosen North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., as its exclusive partner in New York for heart-care referrals.
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OSHA fines New York hospital for workplace violence
Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, a 790-bed hospital in New York, $78,000 over dozens of incidents in which patients and visitors assaulted employees.
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New York, Kansas City blood centers merge, and other news
Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Maimonides Medical Center posted a higher-than-expected operating loss as patient volume declined in the first half of the year.
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NYU Langone rebounds from Superstorm Sandy
Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
NYU Langone Medical Center is well on the mend from the damage Superstorm Sandy wreaked on its New York City facilities more than a year and a half ago, its latest financials demonstrate.
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Tufts reports improved margin in third quarter
Beth Kutscher | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Tufts Medical Center in Boston improved its financial performance in the third quarter of its fiscal year thanks to higher outpatient volume and tightly managing its expenses.
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Allegheny, Johns Hopkins partner on cancer care
Bob Herman | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Officials at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore have ratified a five-year agreement to collaborate on cancer care, research, education and quality improvement.
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UPMC, Highmark set terms for when contract expires, and other news
Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pennsylvania's governor announced terms of the contentious breakup of Pittsburgh insurance company Highmark and UPMC, the city's dominant health system.
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CharterCare forms venture with for-profit firm
Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A distressed, not-for-profit health system in Providence, R.I., has forged a new identity with an out-of-state for-profit company. The joint venture between CharterCare Health Partners and Santa Ana, Calif.-based Prospect Medical Holdings went into effect June 20.
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Vets to get priority in New Jersey
Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Veterans will go to the front of the line at Cooper University Health Care, a private system based in Camden, N.J., under a new program being started in response to problems with the federal Veterans Affairs Department health system.
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Partners HealthCare expansion draws protests from rivals
Bob Herman | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A coalition of Massachusetts health systems and physician groups is challenging an agreement that would allow the state's largest healthcare organization, Boston-based Partners HealthCare, to get even bigger.
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American, English researchers to create health data guide
Joseph Conn | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
American researchers have partnered with England's National Health Service to produce a guide on how to better use government-held healthcare data to help both patients and healthcare researchers.
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Geisinger, AtlantiCare move forward with deal
Bob Herman | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Geisinger Health System is one step closer to expanding its reach beyond its native Pennsylvania. The Danville, Pa.-based provider has signed a definitive agreement to absorb Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare.
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