A group of Florida doctors and provider groups settled a nearly $350 million antitrust suit against integrated system Health First last week on the second day of a three-week trial.
Between 2005 and 2015, venture capitalists poured $940 million into emerging Nashville companies, many of them IT related.
Carolinas HealthCare System, North Carolina's largest hospital chain, has filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit alleging the system illegally imposes contract requirements on insurers to hinder competition.
Mark Slyter has abruptly stepped down as CEO of Baton Rouge (La.) General after a three-year tenure that saw the health system negotiate an impending affiliation with Ochsner Health System and repurpose a downtown hospital for a post-acute campus.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said evidence indicates mosquito-borne transmissions occurred within a few blocks in Miami. The CDC has warned people to avoid travel to the area.
The American Civil Liberties Union sent letters to healthcare systems last week that operate 110 hospitals in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas advising them of their rights when confronted by federal agents requesting they perform body-cavity searches.
The owner of more than 30 skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities in the Miami area and two co-conspirators have been charged for their involvement in a $1 billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme, federal prosecutors said late last week.
HCA's East Florida division will invest about $650 million in its facilities, including a $219 million hospital.
The Federal Trade Commission is dropping its challenge of a West Virginia hospital merger in light of the passage of a state law meant to protect the deal from federal antitrust scrutiny.
Kindred Healthcare has agreed to buy the state of Arkansas' home health operations in a privatization move that would put the company's facilities in 70 counties across the state, compared with the four it currently covers.
The Affordable Care Act's exchanges have not been a bust for every health insurer. Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate made a profit of almost a half-billion dollars on the ACA's new individual plans last year.
A Mississippi health system has agreed to pour $150 million into its pension system over the next four decades to settle class-action lawsuits alleging it underfunded the plan.
One of the nation's poorest, least-insured and unhealthiest states launched a major effort last week to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents.
National health insurer Aetna and Texas Health Resources, a 27-hospital not-for-profit system based in Arlington, have agreed to jointly own and operate a new health plan designed to steer patients to specific providers.
A physician-hospital organization affiliated with Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., is partnering with Stratus Healthcare to potentially offer information technology services to doctors and rural hospitals in southern Georgia, the groups announced last week.
To better provide healthcare to Georgia's surging population and as a way to balance the state's budget, conservative lawmakers are renewing temporary Medicaid payment increases and looking at expanding the program, a Republican state Senate leader said.
A national effort to promote greater hospital engagement in addressing racial healthcare disparities has been fully embraced by Maryland's community healthcare providers.
The CMS has awarded Texas a 15-month extension waiver that will help cover the unpaid bills of Medicaid-eligible and uninsured patients in the state.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that allows the state to provide funds to centers that offer medical and other services to pregnant women while discouraging them from getting abortions.
Arkansas' Republican-controlled Legislature, including Democratic members, voted last week to kill the state's successful Medicaid expansion. But it was just a tactic to get around a minority of conservative GOP senators who had enough votes to end the expanded program.