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Holy Cross expands in Maryland

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 24, 2015

Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., has expanded to better meet the needs of the growing Washington, D.C.-area suburb.

Ky. co-op blames inadequate risk-corridor funding for closure

By Bob Herman  |  October 17, 2015

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.

Providers fret over N.C.'s move to Medicaid managed care

Providers fret over N.C.'s move to Medicaid managed care

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 10, 2015

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.

CHS sues Georgia hospital over failed deal

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 15, 2015

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.

Louisiana co-op health plan latest to announce shutdown

By Bob Herman  |  August 01, 2015

Louisiana Health Cooperative, the state's not-for-profit health plan created through the Affordable Care Act, will close by year-end. LAHC is the second co-op casualty in less than a year, and a sign that many other co-ops are on life support.

West Virginia leads nation in overdose deaths

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 20, 2015

West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a report released last week, further spotlighting Appalachia's festering drug-abuse problem that is also fueling a rise in hepatitis C in one of the nation's poorest regions.

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