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Reports: Ascension and Providence St. Joseph in talks to merge

Reports: Ascension and Providence St. Joseph in talks to merge

Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks to merge and create the nation's largest hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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

By Alex Kacik and Tara Bannow  |  December 09, 2017
CHI-Dignity mega-merger to test co-CEO model

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.



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ACA enrollment likely to come up short

ACA enrollment likely to come up short

With just a week to go before the ACA's fifth open enrollment comes to an end, experts predict signups will fall short of last year's, thanks to the shortened enrollment period, slashed advertising funds, and premium increases.

Technology

FCC to vote on net neutrality

FCC to vote on net neutrality

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.

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