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Ascension to sell Idaho facility to RCCH HealthCare

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 25, 2017

The Idaho attorney general has blessed the sale of Ascension's St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to RCCH HealthCare Partners, a for-profit hospital chain formed through the merger of RegionalCare and Capella Healthcare.

California considers taxing prescription opioids

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 11, 2017

California is looking to impose a surcharge on prescription opioids to fund treatment for addicts. The proposed measure introduced by California Assembly member Kevin McCarty of Sacramento would place a 1-cent-per-milligram tax on prescription opioids.

LabCorp to acquire Wash. lab business from Providence and CHI

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 25, 2017

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings will acquire Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, or PAML, a Spokane, Wash.-based laboratory firm jointly owned by Providence Health & Services and Catholic Health Initiatives

WellCare completes purchase of Care1st Arizona health plan

WellCare completes purchase of Care1st Arizona health plan

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 07, 2017

WellCare Health Plans has completed its acquisition of Care1st Health Plan of Arizona. The $157.5 million deal marks WellCare’s entrance into the Arizona Medicaid managed-care market.


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