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Northwestern doubles down on neurology

By Nona Tepper  |  August 22, 2017

Neurology is a particularly lucrative line of business since the specialty is procedure-heavy, and Medicare and commercial insurers pay well for those procedures. Investign in neurology could help providers' bottom lines and move them up in national rankings.

How California is combating ACA uncertainty

How California is combating ACA uncertainty

By Shelby Livingston  |  August 21, 2017

Covered California is boosting its marketing budget and allowing insurers that incur unexpected losses next year to make higher profits in the years ahead. It's one example of how states are shoring up their own marketplaces, instead of waiting for the feds to lend a hand.

Tenet in crosshairs of activist shareholder Camber Capital

Tenet in crosshairs of activist shareholder Camber Capital

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 21, 2017

Tenet Healthcare Corp. now has two activist shareholders with sizable stakes in its business. Boston-based Camber Capital has purchased 5.7% of Tenet's shares, and the hedge fund has a CEO with an activist history.

CHS investor calls for CEO Wayne Smith's ouster

CHS investor calls for CEO Wayne Smith's ouster

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 21, 2017

ASL Strategic Value Fund managing director Steven Braverman said Community Health Systems' management has failed to return his phone calls, and the company's operational turnaround has not gotten traction.

Tax could ensnare medical-device industry

By Lydia Coutré  |  August 21, 2017

Biomedical leaders hope they'll be able to find bipartisan support to stall or repeal a 2.3% excise tax on all medical devices sold in the U.S. before it comes back online on Jan. 1, 2018.

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

By Steven R. Strahler  |  August 21, 2017

More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.

Acadia CEO Jacobs to sell $10.1 million in stock

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 21, 2017

Acadia Healthcare CEO Joey Jacobs and other executives are joining investors Waud Capital Partners and Bain Capital Investors to sell 2.8 million shares in one of the nation's largest behavioral health chains.

Past health chiefs: Insurance market stability is the goal

By Associated Press  |  August 21, 2017

Three former Republican- and Democrat-appointed HHS chiefs have four words of advice for President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress as Obamacare seems to be here for the foreseeable future: Don't make things worse.

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