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.
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.
One large health system in North Carolina is ready to launch a Medicare Advantage plan, and two others are mulling the pros and cons of entering the insurance business.
A Miami hospital has announced it will investigate the possible leak of a National Football League player's medical record after it was tweeted out by an ESPN anchor.
Ascension intends to sell two of its Pacific Northwest hospitals to for-profit Capella Healthcare.
Baptist Health System and Tenet Healthcare Corp. have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture that will operate a healthcare network serving Birmingham and central Alabama.
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.
Arkansas will not, for the time being, impose cost-sharing on Medicaid expansion beneficiaries below the federal poverty level.
Leaders at Tennessee-based systems Wellmont Health System and the Mountain States Health Alliance have taken the unusual step of requesting public input to identify gaps in care that a merger between them could solve.
The CMS is appearing to blink in its stare-down with Florida over Medicaid expansion. The agency informed state officials last week that it tentatively plans to renew a waiver that has provided Florida billions in supplemental Medicaid funding to help hospitals with uncompensated-care costs.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has assembled a commission to survey the healthcare and hospital economics in the state, and none of the appointees are hospital executives or lawmakers.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott followed through last week on his threat to file a lawsuit alleging HHS is illegally trying to coerce the state into expanding Medicaid eligibility by threatening to end funding for hospitals that care for low-income patients.