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HCA-Mission Health deal OK'd by N.C. attorney general

HCA-Mission Health deal OK'd by N.C. attorney general

January 16, 2019

North Carolina's attorney general approved hospital giant HCA Healthcare's $1.5 billion acquisition of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health, after nabbing commitments from HCA meant to protect the state's healthcare industry.

Medicare Advantage industry sees slower annual growth

Medicare Advantage industry sees slower annual growth

January 16, 2019

Medicare Advantage insurers added 1.4 million members to their rosters for 2019, as they looked to grow membership in a market known for being politically safe and predictably lucrative. But membership is growing at slower pace than in previous years.

Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

By Associated Press  |  January 16, 2019

An intensive-care doctor at Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients, sparking two wrongful death lawsuits against the provider.

Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries

Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries

By Robert King  |  January 16, 2019

The Trump administration is quietly considering allowing states to apply to convert their Medicaid programs into block grants that cap federal spending, which some experts say would lead to lower Medicaid payments for safety-net hospitals.

GoFundMe CEO: 'Gigantic gaps' in health system showing up in crowdfunding

GoFundMe CEO: 'Gigantic gaps' in health system showing up in crowdfunding

By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News  |  January 16, 2019

Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of healthcare. Of the $5 billion the company says it has raised, about a third has been for medical expenses.

UnitedHealth loses appeal over underpayments

UnitedHealth loses appeal over underpayments

January 16, 2019

A federal appeals court unanimously ruled against UnitedHealth Group over the insurer withholding payments from out-of-network physicians and hospitals to compensate for previous overpayments.


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