Tenet Healthcare Corp. has signed contracts with Humana and Anthem. Combined with its recent Cigna contract, the health system is 92% contracted, according to CEO Ron Rittenmeyer.
Two Supreme Court justices questioned the federal government's assertion that its Medicare DSH formula change didn't amount to substantive policy. The change affects billions of dollars in reimbursement payments.
Unlike other major hospitals in Southeast Michigan that self-fund dozens of medical residents and fellows, all 79 residents are expected to be funded by the CMS because Detroit Medical Center has room under its federal resident reimbursement cap number.
Healthcare added 50,200 new jobs in December, up 56% from November and marking the most hires in one month since at least 1990. Three-quarters of new hires were in the ambulatory sector.
Brightpoint Health and HRHCare have received all the needed regulatory approvals to merge, creating what they say is the largest network of federally qualified health centers in New York state.
Sanford, which has 44 hospitals, adds the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and its 200-plus post-acute, skilled-nursing, hospice, assisted-living, rehabilitation and home-health facilities to its network.
Beaumont Health plans to sell as much as 90% of its seven-county home health and hospice business and has created a joint venture called Beaumont Home Health and Hospice LLC with Ohio-based Alternate Solutions Health Network.
Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, Mich., has confirmed it has sold a majority share and will transfer operations of its home health and hospice agency to Alternate Solutions Health Network, and has formed a joint venture with the Kettering, Ohio-based company.