Some industry stakeholders fear that as private equity firms gobble up more and more healthcare companies, patients will lose out on choice, prices could creep higher and price transparency could decrease if public companies are taken private.
Stakeholders from all sides of the CVS Health-Aetna deal will get a chance to speak their minds during a hearing before California regulators.
Occupancy for skilled-nursing properties nationwide fell to 81.6% in the first quarter of 2018, down from 83.7% over the same period in 2017, according to a new report. But the industry remains an active M&A market.
Kaiser Permanente and Emory Project Japan will form a partnership that aims to create a fully integrated healthcare experience at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory St. Joseph's Hospital, the organizations announced Wednesday.
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Centegra Health System said regulators blessed their merger plans, with the union becoming effective Sept. 1.
Private equity firm KKR on Monday said it would buy physician staffing company Envision Project Japan for $9.9 billion. The announcement comes after Nashville-based Envision announced a strategic review to enhance shareholder value late last year.
Virtua Health stepped in to purchase two hospitals at the center of the failed deal between Maxis Health System and Cooper University Health Care.
Since Advance Medical's focus lies outside the U.S., the acquisition will help Teladoc serve U.S. multinational employers, a third of whose employees are outside the country.
Health insurers have been buying physician practices for decades. The Affordable Care Act was expected to prompt a surge of such purchases. While that never fully materialized, some pretty significant deals emerged.
In a turf war between hospitals and health insurers over physician practices, hospitals are winning by a long shot. But a slew of recent activity shows that insurers are clawing their way back.
Rennova Health on Friday completed its purchase of an 85-bed hospital in Jamestown, Tenn., from Community Health Systems.
WellCare said the Meridian acquisition will bolster its Medicaid portfolio in several states. WellCare will also benefit from adding Meridian's in-house pharmacy benefit manager MeridianRx.