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Agency studies care competition issues
Citing the role of hospital competition in maintaining high quality and cost-effective health care, the Federal Trade Commission has accepted a consent agreement involving the nationwide owner of a local hospital chain.
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Sparks Health System, Summit Medical again looking for a new CEO
Sparks Health System is again looking for a CEO following the resignation this week of Charles Stewart, himself the second CEO to resign from the hospital since May 2013.
Hospital becomes part of largest U.S. chain
The $7.6 billion purchase of Health Management Associates by Community Health Systems makes East Georgia Regional Medical Center an affiliate of the largest for-profit chain of hospitals in the United States.
Feds enter Georgia Medicaid fraud lawsuit
The Justice Department is seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit accusing two hospital chains of paying kickbacks to a clinic in exchange for Medicaid patient referrals.
Tenet Healthcare Stands Its Ground as Justice Department Files Suit
Health Management Associates was purchased in January by Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems .
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Feds join lawsuit against 2 hospital operators
The False Claims Act lawsuit was filed last year against Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. and four of its hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina, as well as a Georgia hospital owned by Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates Inc. The lawsuit claims the hospitals entered into contracts with obstetric clinics operated by Hispanic Medical ... (more)
Justice Department joins whistle-blower suit against Tenet, HMA
The U.S. Justice Department says a series of hospital contracts to provide translation services and a culturally accommodating environment for Hispanic maternity patients was actually part of a kickback conspiracy designed to steer Medicaid patients to Tenet Corp. and Health Management Associates... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com ... (more)
Community Health Systems' earnings fall in fourth quarter
Community Health Systems Inc.'s earnings were down 55 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same period a year ago.