California insurance marketplace aims to kick out poor-performing hospitals | National Public Radio
California's insurance exchange is threatening to cut hospitals from its networks for poor performance or high costs, a novel proposal that is drawing heavy fire from medical providers and insurers.
Oregon offers settlement, threatens to terminate FamilyCare contract | OregonLive.com
The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday gave a company that insures nearly 130,000 Oregon Health Plan members two options: Agree to the terms of a settlement offer on a $55 million rate dispute or risk losing your contract.
California judge sides with hospital district in labor dispute | Visalia (Calif.) Times-Delta
Tulare County Judge David Mathias denied a temporary restraining order filed on behalf of many Tulare Regional Medical staff seeking reinternment.
A software platform for health care that began under Parkland Memorial Hospital has spun off into a Dallas-based tech startup that has raised $21.6 million from venture capital firms, local investors and hospital systems.
Delaware Valley ACO signs deal with UnitedHealthcare | Philadelphia Business Journal
Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization, the region's largest ACO, and UnitedHealthcare are collaborating on an accountable care program. The deal marks the second partnership between Delaware Valley ACO, which is owned by five area health systems, and a publicly traded managed-care company.
Rare transplant at Stanford Hospital saves two women's lives | San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
The women were part of a rare "domino donor" operation, in which a heart-lung recipient also donates her heart. The procedure—the eighth since 1988 at Stanford— was a first for Dr. Joseph Woo, a nationally recognized heart surgeon who has performed many heart and lung transplants and combined heart and lung procedures.