Priority Health plans to launch an initiative that drives consumerism in health care by enabling subscribers to get a better idea of the cost of medical procedures.
WEST MICHIGAN — Muskegon’s Mercy Health Partners and Saint Mary’s Health Care of Grand Rapids already share the same parent company, but soon their connections will become even more pronounced.
GRAND RAPIDS — Thanks to new regulations in health care and a push for the implementation of new technology, one locally based health information exchange has found room to grow.
Linking with a group of top corporate executives and university presidents provides MichBio added muscle in formulating a strategic plan to grow Michigan’s life sciences industry.
Mary Free Bed rehabilitation Hospital, as it embarks on a $54 million expansion and renovation, plans to begin working with cancer patients to help them recover from their treatment.
Metro Health hopes to reclaim market share and drive growth with an $11.9 million outpatient surgery center.
Changes in how the state regulates Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan led to a move to dismiss a federal anti-trust lawsuit against the insurer.
GRAND RAPIDS — Led by a strong gain on the underwriting of health insurance policies, Priority Health recorded net income of $60.6 million for 2012.
GRAND RAPIDS — A trio of projects in West Michigan signifies a noticeable upturn in health care construction projects for the region.
KALAMAZOO — In joining a national pilot project, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare Group seek to learn about how best to implement bundled payments that dramatically change how both organizations are paid for care.
MICHIGAN — Heavy losses on individual health insurance policies more than offset earnings across other portions of the business at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, leading to a $2.5 million net loss in 2012 for the company.
Even with the underfunding of Medicaid payments surpassing $800 million two years ago, the trade association for Michigan hospitals offers strong support for expanding the federal health program.
Five business groups are urging state lawmakers to accept $30 million in federal funding and form a partnership to operate a health insurance exchange.
MICHIGAN — Roemer’s Law lives.