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Court rules ProMedica must dissolve Ohio hospital merger

A federal court this week denied ProMedica Health System's petition to overturn a 2011 ruling by the Federal Trade Commission prohibiting a merger with St. Luke's Hospital in Ohio.

Self-insurance popularity sends full-risk enrollment falling

As the self-insurance market continues to rise, commercial full-risk insurance declines. Commercial full-risk enrollment fell from 80.5 million in 2011 to 78.5 million in 2012--a 2.5 percent drop, according to findings from Citi Research.

Big name, expensive hospitals don't necessarily provide best care

Hospitals' reputations and prices have little bearing on their care quality, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.

Have exchanges boosted insurer competition?

Health insurance exchanges have been in operation since October and 3 million consumers have signed up for plans, but have the new marketplaces actually increased competition and market share among participating insurers like the healthcare reform law intended?

15 states where one insurer rules the market

In 15 states, only one insurer dominates with the majority share of the health insurance market, according to a new study from the American Medical Association (AMA).

Radiology providers typically loyal to a few specific vendors

Whether for general radiography, ultrasound and capital imaging, PACS, or imaging IT hardware and middleware, radiology providers typically remain loyal to only a few select brands, according to new research published by Frost and Sullivan.

Idaho Blues accused of anticompetition conspiracy

Blue Cross of Idaho is the subject of a new lawsuit that claims the insurer has violated federal anti-trust laws with its disproportionately large share of the state's marketplace.

Public mortality rates identify extreme performers

Following reports that mortality rates may be a misleading quality indicator comes research that public reporting on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) fails to provide enough information to

FTC should reconsider healthcare antitrust standards

These days, doctors can't win for losing. On the one hand, they're supposed to be part of the solution when it comes to healthcare costs, but if they get aggressive in negotiating together, they'll