A federal judge last week rejected the Texas Medical Board's request to jettison a lawsuit filed against it by Teladoc over the board's new restrictions on the practice of telemedicine in the state.
Investment fund Apollo Global Management has completed its purchase of RegionalCare Hospital Partners, an eight-hospital system based in Brentwood, Tenn. Terms were not disclosed.
Two troubled Texas hospitals have been spared the loss of federal funding over patient-care issues.
In a rare move, the CMS will terminate Medicare and Medicaid funding at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston next month after an investigation found the hospital was noncompliant with federal rules.
Foundation HealthCare, a for-profit surgical hospital company, will acquire a Houston hospital from University General Health System, which entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February.
Congress should intervene to “refocus” the federal meaningful-use program for electronic health records, says a coalition of 111 medical societies led by the American Medical Association.
Nashville-based HCA reassured investors on an earnings call last week that its third-quarter challenges are one-time issues.
Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., has expanded to better meet the needs of the growing Washington, D.C.-area suburb.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a North Carolina tribe, is opening an $80 million hospital on its tribal trust land in Cherokee, N.C.
Kentucky Health Cooperative will end operations by year-end, forcing 51,000 Kentuckians to find new health coverage during the next open-enrollment period. It's yet another casualty of the Affordable Care Act's politically contentious co-op program.
North Carolina hospitals and doctors say the state's push to institute Medicaid managed care will reduce services for the poor and shortchange providers despite the legislation giving them the opportunity to bid on the contracts.
Cone Health joins the ranks of health systems entering the insurance business as it begins to market its new Medicare Advantage plan.
Community Health Systems is selling one of its hospitals in Florida to Prime Healthcare Services.
Memorial Hermann health system said it is re-evaluating its processes after staff at one of its clinics called police on an undocumented patient who presented false identification.
Georgia's Department of Community Health has accepted the Medicaid managed-care bids of four insurers, three of whom had already run the state's Medicaid program.
A public hospital has joined a number of Florida providers alleging integrated system Health First is engaging in unfair business practices.
Planned Parenthood filed lawsuits last week against Alabama and Louisiana to prevent them from cutting off Medicaid funding to the organization.
St. Mary's Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Fla., has closed its pediatric cardiothoracic surgery program after media reports drew attention to its seemingly high mortality rates.
Community Health Systems is suing St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., for allegedly concealing a federal investigation while the organizations negotiated a deal that ultimately fell apart.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and damaged Charity Hospital beyond repair, a new $1.1 billion facility has opened in the safety net hospital's place.