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LifePoint just saying “no” to buying CHS hospitals

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 09, 2016

Don't expect LifePoint Health to be one of the bidders for the 17-plus hospitals that Community Health Systems in selling. LifePoint CEO Bill Carpenter told analysts this week that not-for-profit hospitals tend to be better turnaround candidates.

Maryland co-op exits state's marketplace

By Associated Press  |  December 09, 2016

Evergreen Health Cooperative Inc. won't be issuing or renewing individual health benefit policies on the Maryland Health Connection for the 2017 plan year, Maryland regulators announced Thursday.

Terry Shaw named CEO of Adventist Health System

Terry Shaw named CEO of Adventist Health System

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 08, 2016

Terry Shaw has been appointed president and CEO of Adventist Health System, effective immediately. He succeeds Don Jernigan, who announced his retirement in August after 10 years in the top spot.

Rise of freestanding ERs draws MedPAC scrutiny

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 08, 2016

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission wants HHS to examine whether stand-alone emergency departments unfairly benefit from an exemption to site-neutral payments.

Abbott seeks to end buyout deal for Alere

Abbott seeks to end buyout deal for Alere

By Associated Press  |  December 08, 2016

Abbott is seeking to terminate its buyout of troubled medical diagnostics maker Alere as that company deals with the fallout of a key device recall and government investigations.

The GOP may have a hard time replacing the ACA's individual mandate

The GOP may have a hard time replacing the ACA's individual mandate

By Harris Meyer  |  December 08, 2016

Insurers have signaled they will go along with plans to repeal the mandate as long as Republicans replace it with provisions to keep healthier people in the market. But can they do that quickly enough to avoid a meltdown in the individual market?

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