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Patient advocates oppose defunding N.Y. doc profile site

By Andis Robeznieks  |  February 28, 2015

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.”

Partners HealthCare drops plans to acquire South Shore

Partners HealthCare drops plans to acquire South Shore

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 21, 2015

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.

Three Pennsylvania systems form population health partnership

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 14, 2015

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.

Blizzard spares New York City in East Coast storm

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 31, 2015

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 plans to acquire CHI hospital, and other news

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 24, 2015

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.

Agreement remains elusive between Highmark, UPMC

Agreement remains elusive between Highmark, UPMC

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 03, 2015

The long-running feud between insurer Highmark and healthcare giant UPMC continues with news that they've been unable to reach a mediated agreement regarding UPMC doctors treating Highmark's senior members, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Beth Israel Deaconess settles suit over data breach

By Joseph Conn  |  November 29, 2014

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has agreed to pay $100,000 and strengthen its data security policies to settle a state health information data breach complaint involving the medical and personal records of nearly 4,000 individuals exposed by the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer.

New York City public system slashes operating losses

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 08, 2014

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. significantly reduced its operating losses and net deficit for fiscal 2014 thanks to an increase in net patient service revenue and revenue received from a special fund for care given to indigent patients.

Aetna drops Delaware Medicaid plan

By Bob Herman  |  October 18, 2014

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.

UPMC-Highmark feud prompts company to drop insurer

UPMC-Highmark feud prompts company to drop insurer

By Bob Herman  |  September 27, 2014

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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