Wisconsin last week unveiled plans to overhaul Medicaid by requiring members to pay insurance premiums and undergo a drug screening.
Management of Quorum Health Corp. is negotiating to sell five more of its money-losing hospitals to go along with two already under contract. Though divestitures are a priority, Quorum has expressed an interest in acquiring a hospital in Huntsville, Texas.
Global conglomerate Royal Philips and Masimo Corp., a maker of patient-monitoring equipment, have mended fences through a new partnership after a $467 million patent infringement suit.
Centene Corp. and Kentucky are ending their long-standing legal spat over the insurer's early termination of its Medicaid managed-care contract.
Physician-staffing giant TeamHealth is taking steps to heal its IPC division, an effort that under Blackstone ownership can be best undertaken outside the glare of public equity markets. To fix IPC, management has created a separate leadership structure to grow its presence in post-acute medicine.
Medigap insurers and hospitals that enter preferred-network arrangements could run the risk of violating federal anti-kickback laws, but an HHS watchdog said it wouldn't fine those organizations due to low fraud risk.
Six months before Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives announced they were in merger talks, the two hospital giants each dispatched small work teams to probe whether a deal was desirable.
A full merger would create the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital company with combined revenue of $27.6 billion ahead of the $20.5 billion posted by Catholic-sponsored Ascension.
The Federal Trade Commission has recommended that Virginia regulators reject the proposed merger of two large regional systems that operate in the state: Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System.
The CMS approved the least conservative aspects of Arizona's request to tweak Medicaid in ways that would make consumers more financially responsible for their coverage.
Chicago-based real estate management firm Jones Lang LaSalle has acquired a consulting firm that uses technology to help healthcare facilities comply with building regulations.
Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System has acquired Commonwealth Medical College, based in Scranton, Pa., offering the system a pipeline to future doctors.