An impending marriage between Catholic-sponsored SSM Health and the Oklahoma University Medical Center will create a $1.6 billion system that positions SSM in Oklahoma City similarly to its hubs in St. Louis and Madison, Wis.
The U.S. Justice Department recently said the insurer's lawsuit and several others over the controversial three-year program are premature, since payments allegedly won't be due until next year at the earliest. But the North Carolina Blues said that argument runs afoul of the Affordable Care Act and the history of the risk-corridor program.
The U.S. Justice Department urged a North Carolina federal judge to take a closer look at Carolinas HealthCare System's steering provisions in insurer contracts and to ignore the health system's pleas for a quick escape from the government's lawsuit.
The Texas Medical Board last week withdrew its appeal against Teladoc's lawsuit that alleges the state's telemedicine rules violate federal antitrust laws, sending the dispute back to a federal trial court.
Carolinas HealthCare System is fighting back against a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department that alleges the system imposed anti-competitive contract requirements on insurers, saying a federal appeals court has rejected the government's arguments.
Public health experts say Hurricane Matthew left pools of stagnant water ripe for mosquito breeding in areas that were already vulnerable to the breed linked to the spread of Zika virus.
The Federal Trade Commission has recommended that Virginia regulators reject the proposed merger of two large regional systems that operate in the state: Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System.
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled a patient couldn't be forced to arbitrate disputes with the nursing home he resides in because he didn't sign the underlying contract.
Acadia Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit owner of psychiatric hospitals, is embarking on a strategy of entering joint ventures with not-for-profit hospital systems to open psychiatric beds.
Teladoc has urged a federal appeals court not to toss out its challenge of the Texas Medical Board's controversial telemedicine restrictions.
Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare is partnering with Stratus Healthcare, an affiliation of 21 hospitals around Georgia, to develop a clinically integrated network and strengthen access to specialty care.
Orlando Health, which includes Orlando Regional Medical Center, one of the two emergency departments closest to the mass shooting, estimates it will swallow more than $5 million worth of unreimbursed medical care.
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.