Seven years ago, Michigan had 14 entries on an annual list of the 100 best-performing hospitals in the U.S. In the prior year, 16 Michigan hospitals made the list.
North Ottawa Community Health System’s plan to implement a new model for emergency care along with development of a $9.7 million facility follows a broader movement in health care to prevent unnecessary and costly ER visits.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan posted strong results for 2014, both in terms of financial performance and member growth.
A $66.4 million expansion and renovation project provides Mary Free Rehabilitation Hospital the space to grow and to become a national destination for care.
Priority Health has another way for members to calculate what an upcoming medical test or procedure will cost, and then maybe shop around for a better bargain.
Steering the focus to major investments that can affect the market, Alliance for Health has altered its criteria for reviewing health care projects that require state certificate-of-need approval.
Research indicating the start of a migration by West Michigan small businesses away from offering group health coverage stems in part from the option now available for individuals to buy coverage on their own through public health exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.
Metro Health Corp.’s proposed deal with Community Health Systems Inc. would bring to Grand Rapids a major new player in health care that has the means to alter the competitive landscape.
Bringing West Michigan Heart fully into Spectrum Health’s physician group comes with a new emphasis on improving the cost of cardiac care as health care undergoes a shift in its long-held economic model.
West Michigan for years has been touted as a market that offers high-quality health care at a lower cost than many other regions of the state or the nation.
Both sides remain hopeful that they can reach an agreement within the next month that would keep Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo and sister hospitals in Paw Paw and Battle Creek in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s care network.
The addition of a half-dozen hospitals into value-based reimbursement contracts furthers Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s ongoing transition to a model that bases payments to care providers on quality rather than on the number of procedures they perform.
The new year rings in two major requirements for employers to follow under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Citing low sales and an inability to attract venture capital investors, Spectrum Health is shutting down a technology company that developed a mobile application to better care for patients with chronic medical conditions.
Battle Creek Unlimited is working with Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Hospital to market the 40,000-square-foot, two-story facility and the surrounding five acres. Developed in 2005, the campus sports a “beautiful park-like setting,” said Southwest Regional CEO Kevin Arnold.
Priority Health continued strong earnings growth in 2014 as net income through the third quarter exceeded all of the previous year.
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