West Penn sale under DoJ review; AHA seeks 'unisured' definition;

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should clarify the definition of "uninsured" to calculate Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments, according to the American Hospital Association, who last week submitted comments regarding the agency's oversight of Medicaid. AHA comments (.pdf)

> Hospital groups, including the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Federation of American Hospitals, filed an amicus brief (.pdf), urging the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid, reported AHA News Now. News brief

> Merged Illinois health systems Resurrection Health Care Corp. and Provena Health will be renamed Presence Health to represent the communities they serve, according to a news announcement. Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care partnered in November 2011. Press release

> Federal investigators are looking into the proposed acquisition of West Penn Allegheny Health System by insurer Highmark for possible anti-trust law violations, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking documents as part of its investigation of anti-competitive behaviors, such as merging to create a monopoly and price fixing. Article

> Uniontown (Pa.) Hospital is in talks with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to expand clinical affiliation beyond the existing UPMC-provided radiation oncology services at Uniontown, according to Pittsburgh Business Times. Article

And Finally... World's longest kidney transplant chain involves 30 donors and 17 hospitals. Press release