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The creation of a new Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan product specifically for Mercy Health patients in three West Michigan counties signifies an emerging change in working relations between insurers and health care providers.

As the number of open-heart procedures performed annually continues to decline, proposed updated rules for open-heart surgery in Michigan would usher in new quality measures for those hospitals that do the fewest procedures to meet.

Q&A: Dennis Litos, CEO of Consumers Mutual

Written by | Sunday, 23 June 2013 22:00 |

After securing approval from the state earlier this year, a new mutual health insurer is finalizing the health plans that it expects to bring to market this fall for individuals and small businesses.

West Michigan’s largest health care organization could change where it provides some forms of care under a new plan filed with the state.

Michigan companies will have an opportunity to be recognized for their healthy workplace practices in the second annual awards program for the wellness in the workplace.

Time is running out for employers to begin figuring out whether they must comply with a key provision in the Affordable Care Act.

The planned acquisition of Memorial Medical Center in Ludington further casts Spectrum Health’s net across West Michigan and is the latest local deal following a national trend in health care.

Already the leader in the sale of store-brand medications in the U.S., Perrigo Co. wants to grow sales by growing the market even further.

The days are numbered for the fee-for-service model in health care.

After being given the green light from parent corporation Trinity Health, Mercy Health Partners will now begin formulating final designs for a large project in Muskegon.

The next merger for Spectrum Health has emerged: Ludington’s Memorial Medical Center.

Nearly a year after they first agreed to pursue the concept, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Trinity Health are proceeding with a new value-based payment model that executives say promises to improve quality and drive costs lower.

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley Health Plan wants to open its care network to groups of people who are not HMO subscribers.

Priority Health wants its members to be better consumers of health care.

After opening a $1.4 million molecular diagnostics lab, Ferris State University is looking to carve out a larger presence along the Medical Mile in downtown Grand Rapids.

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