The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed a lower court's ruling that UPMC had to cover Highmark Medicare Advantage members in-network through 2019, marking the end of a long-standing feud between the state's largest health system and insurer.
A Beth Israel-Lahey health system combination would increase the merged system's leverage with commercial payers and potentially allow it to boost prices 5% to 10%, increasing spending by up to $250 million, a new report found.
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. announced plans to sell three Chicago-area hospitals to hospital operator Pipeline Health and Chicago-based healthcare investment firm TWG Partners.
Community Health Systems plans to sell two of its Arkansas hospitals to Baptist Health in Little Rock as part of its previously announced divestitures in the state.
Cerner isn't the only EHR vendor looking to expand its reach as the industry continues to talk about the move to value.
Massachusetts' attorney general is heightening scrutiny of the proposed merger between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health, saying she's concerned it would raise healthcare costs and impede access.
Cleveland Clinic said it has formed a strategic collaboration with a medical group in China to bring value-based, patient-centered healthcare to Shanghai New Hong Qiao International Medical Center.
Private equity's interest in healthcare has exploded in recent years. But a new report shows firms are increasingly challenged by companies' high prices.
Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health, one of Michigan's largest not-for-profit health systems, and Lakeland Health, a three-hospital system based in St. Joseph, have signed a letter of intent and expect to merge by Oct. 1, officials said Wednesday.
Humana and private equity firms TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe have closed on their acquisitions of Curo Health Services and Kindred Healthcare.
Some view third-party investment in physician practices as a vital trend that offers economies of scale that make healthcare more efficient. Others believe it fosters monopoly control while driving up prices. But nearly everyone agrees that further consolidation is coming.
The partnership is the latest amid a spate of urgent-care and ambulatory facility deals that aim to facilitate more affordable, coordinated care as new payment models drive care to lower-cost settings within an all-inclusive network.