The economy is still too soft to change the negative outlook for not-for-profit healthcare providers in the United States in 2012, and that outlook may stay negative "for at least the next several years," says a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>
Merger and acquisition activity in rehabilitation facilities, laboratories, and managed care contributed to an 11% increase in the dollar value of healthcare M&A deals in 2011. The $227.4 billion in deals makes 2011 the fourth-largest M&A year in the last decade, defying media reports suggesting that interest in healthcare M&A in declining. >>>
At a time when hospitals need to project a united and bipartisan front as funding comes under attack, state hospital associations that are supposed to wage the home-front battles to preserve funding are instead fighting among themselves. >>>
WellPoint Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer by enrollment, will tie the amount of money doctors receive to the quality of care provided, offering more pay for keeping patients healthier and costs down. The program, which increases the payout to primary care doctors by 10 percent, also will aim to enhance information sharing and provide support from WellPoint clinical workers. >>>
The new chief executive of a central Florida hospital system has been killed in a small plane crash. P. Allen Golson was piloting the twin-engine Cessna when it went down south of the Ocala International Airport. Golson recently had been named CEO of Ocala Health System. He had served as CEO of Coliseum Health System in Macon, GA for seven years before taking the Ocala job. >>>
Executives on the Move
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