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Texas Medical Board drops appeal against Teladoc lawsuit

By Dave Barkholz and Erica Teichert  |  October 22, 2016

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 blasts feds' challenge to contracts

Carolinas HealthCare blasts feds' challenge to contracts

By Erica Teichert  |  October 15, 2016

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.

FTC opposes proposed merger of Mountain States, Wellmont

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 08, 2016

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.

Acadia partners with hospitals to offer psychiatric services

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 24, 2016

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.

Emory Healthcare teams up with Stratus hospitals

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 03, 2016

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 hospitals will pay Pulse shooting victims' medical bills

Orlando hospitals will pay Pulse shooting victims' medical bills

By Maria Castellucci and Shannon Muchmore  |  August 27, 2016

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.

Carolinas HealthCare asks court to discuss antitrust suit

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 13, 2016

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.

Slyter steps down as Baton Rouge hospital CEO after moment in spotlight

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 06, 2016

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.

Florida Zika cases may put added strain on safety net providers

Florida Zika cases may put added strain on safety net providers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 06, 2016

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.

Border hospitals advised of rights involving body-cavity searches

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 30, 2016

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.

$1 billion Medicare fraud conspiracy alleged in Miami

By Erica Teichert  |  July 23, 2016

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.

FTC drops its challenge of W. Virginia hospital merger

FTC drops its challenge of W. Virginia hospital merger

By Lisa Schencker  |  July 09, 2016

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 wins bid to privatize Arkansas home health business

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 25, 2016

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.

Florida Blues reports $471 million profit on ACA plans in 2015

By Bob Herman  |  June 18, 2016

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.

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