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Teladoc's lawsuit against Texas Medical Board to proceed

By Dave Barkholz and Lisa Schencker  |  December 19, 2015

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.

Private equity firm Apollo completes RegionalCare deal

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 12, 2015

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.

Houston hospital terminated from Medicare

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 21, 2015

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.

Docs ask Congress for relief from meaningful-use rules

Docs ask Congress for relief from meaningful-use rules

By Joseph Conn  |  November 07, 2015

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.

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.

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