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CHI-Dignity mega-merger to test co-CEO model

CHI-Dignity mega-merger to test co-CEO model

By Alex Kacik and Tara Bannow  |  December 09, 2017

A Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health combination that would form a national not-for-profit powerhouse exemplifies a traditional health system mega-merger under a newly-popular two-pronged governance approach.

CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita deals take aim at costly hospital care

CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita deals take aim at costly hospital care

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 09, 2017

As healthcare spending grows and customers demand more convenient care, insurance companies are teaming up with nontraditional partners to keep patients out of hospitals and emergency rooms. Hospitals will have to evolve to stay afloat.

FCC to vote on net neutrality

FCC to vote on net neutrality

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  December 09, 2017

With the FCC on the verge of repealing net neutrality rules, there's considerable uncertainty about how the change will affect the healthcare industry, with telemedicine, particularly for rural hospitals, up in the air.

CHIP funding still hangs in the balance

CHIP funding still hangs in the balance

By Matthew Weinstock and Susannah Luthi  |  December 09, 2017

Lawmakers bought themselves a couple of more weeks to hammer out a spending bill, but long-term funding for CHIP and community health centers remains in question.

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