Like many systems, Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health is turning to retail-oriented healthcare to offer more convenient, accessible care.
The CMS has tentatively approved California's multibillion-dollar Medicaid waiver but will substantially curtail its subsidies for uncompensated care.
Another gravestone has been added to the Affordable Care Act's co-op plan cemetery. Arches Health Plan in Utah will shut down by the end of the year, the state said last week.
Phoenix-based Banner Health issued new bonds last week to refinance older debt, including the short-term loans it used to fund two recent acquisitions.
A recently passed amendment to the California Labor Code protects the 12-hour workday favored by many healthcare workers and facilities.
Children's Hospital Colorado, which has a flagship hospital in Aurora, is planning to open another pediatric hospital in north Colorado Springs.
Prime Healthcare Services is suing California Attorney General Kamala Harris over the hefty conditions that she imposed on the proposed sale of Daughters of Charity Health System.
Some providers say a proposal to transform Washington state's Medicaid program doesn't take into account the needs of children.
Voce Capital Management, a San Francisco-based hedge fund, has asked air ambulance company Air Methods Corp. to consider selling itself to a private equity firm and avoiding the transparency of being a public company.
In its second acquisition in just under a week, Dublin-based medical-device maker Medtronic has purchased Medina Medical, a California device company focused on aneurysm treatment.
Banner Health is working to cut costs from its newly acquired University of Arizona Health Network as the academic medical center's losses weigh on the system's finances.
California has won approval from the Obama administration to extend full Medicaid coverage to low-income pregnant women, patching a glitch in the Affordable Care Act that left many women with limited coverage.
Arizona is launching a technology outreach strategy to help Medicaid beneficiaries better manage their illnesses, including a mobile app. Experts say the initiative's success will vary widely for a population that may not have smartphones.
Covered California enrollees will see their premiums increase 4% in 2016, exchange officials said last week.
There are new talks between Utah's Republican governor, Gary Herbert, and GOP lawmakers about expanding Medicaid, but political observers are skeptical about the prospects for legislative approval.
Ascension Health, Dignity Health and Tenet Healthcare Corp. have reached a definitive agreement in a joint venture that would make Tenet the majority owner of the Carondelet Health Network in Arizona.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) has raised concerns about the availability of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) at hospitals that serve her constituents in Washington state. Advocates say a lack of resources has made this a problem nationwide.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week acted to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.
California's Assembly approved a hotly contested bill last week requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.
Primary-care providers say an expansion of Medi-Cal coverage to undocumented children in California will help them serve a population that is flooding the system. But low Medi-Cal payment rates could limit the value of expansion.