Keyword: PinnacleHealth System
A number of blockbuster mergers between big-name health systems and health insurance companies headlined the year in M&A.
PinnacleHealth Medical Group was operating at a loss, so its parent system made changes to doctor contracts, clinic hours, scheduling and more.
Recent announcements show no letup of merger mania in the first couple of months of the second quarter of 2017.
PinnacleHealth announced an affiliation with UPMC and a separate four-hospital purchase, both aimed at bolstering its presence in central Pennsylvania.
The year 2016 was a year of both stability and uncertainty in healthcare finance. FierceHealthFinance looks back at the most significant events of 2016 and what's ahead in 2017.
Advocate and NorthShore vow to continue their fight to merge.
The Obama administration became tougher on pending hospitals mergers in 2016, but it's unclear whether the federal scrutiny will continue once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
Two Pennsylvania hospital operates have backed off a planned merger after the feds intervened.
In a win for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a preliminary block of a Pennsylvania hospital merger.
Hospital merger-mania shows no sign of slowing down, but the wave of consolidation may not be good for patients, according to the head of the Association of Independent Doctors.