A new California law that requires hospitals to identify and engage a family caregiver for discharged patients is raising concerns about its practicality.
Catholic Health Initiatives ended its first quarter with an operating surplus as expansion and patient demand helped boost revenue. But poor investment returns drained cash from the system's balance sheet and left CHI with a net loss for the quarter.
Daughters of Charity Health System's long, fraught search for a buyer has ended. BlueMountain Capital Management closed on a deal last week for the failing six-hospital system, now named Verity Health System.
University of Washington Medicine has agreed to settle for $750,000 following a 2013 data breach that exposed the health information of 90,000 patients.
Arizona's four largest health systems have formed an alliance called the Health System Alliance of Arizona to advocate for public policy that represents the state's healthcare industry.
Federal prosecutors announced charges last week against a former hospital chief financial officer, two surgeons and two other defendants in a kickback scheme involving nearly $600 million in fraudulent claims for spinal surgeries in Southern California.
Supermarket chain Safeway said last week that it is partnering with Sonora Quest Laboratories after dropping Theranos this month.
Daughters of Charity Health System faces a precarious financial position while waiting for California Attorney General Kamala Harris to decide whether to allow its sale to private-equity firm Blue Mountain Capital.
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.