Northeast News

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.

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.

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