Northeast News

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.

North Shore-LIJ finances hurt by bad winter, insurance startup

By Bob Herman  |  September 06, 2014

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.

OSHA fines New York hospital for workplace violence

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 16, 2014

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.

NYU Langone rebounds from Superstorm Sandy

NYU Langone rebounds from Superstorm Sandy

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 02, 2014

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.

Tufts reports improved margin in third quarter

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 26, 2014

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.

Allegheny, Johns Hopkins partner on cancer care

By Bob Herman  |  July 12, 2014

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.

CharterCare forms venture with for-profit firm

CharterCare forms venture with for-profit firm

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 28, 2014

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.

Vets to get priority in New Jersey

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 21, 2014

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.

Partners HealthCare expansion draws protests from rivals

Partners HealthCare expansion draws protests from rivals

By Bob Herman  |  June 14, 2014

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.

American, English researchers to create health data guide

By Joseph Conn  |  June 07, 2014

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.