Steven Porter is editor at HealthLeaders.
The financial update comes less than two weeks after talks of a major merger with Memorial Hermann fell apart for reasons that remain unclear.
Some have argued the House should focus on solving the pending ACA dispute through legislation, not litigation. Others argue the House is taking the best route available.
A deal that might have easily passed antitrust review a decade ago on account of its verticality may face greater skepticism these days from not only the DOJ and FTC but judges as well.
The government's plan would put pressure on hospitals and other providers that engage in 'information blocking.'
The proxy skirmish between a major healthcare player and an aspiring disruptor is headed to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, where judges will be asked to weigh in on whether an ex-Optum vice president should be blocked from starting his new job.
The administration outlined a strategy to target geographic "hot spots" and demographic groups at heightened risk of infection, without addressing expected costs.
The two systems announced their decision without offering much detail.
The venture's new CTO says it must recruit 'the best technology team in health care.'
If the court grants the request, there will officially be more states defending the ACA in this lawsuit than opposing it.
The proposal would end safe-harbor protections for the rebates drug manufacturers pay to PBMs and add safe-harbor protections for drug discounts offered directly to patients.