Blue Cross/HCA negotiations fall apart

The 16-day mediation process between HCA and BlueCross BlueShield has come to an end without an agreement. The process is over, according to Tim Scarvey, vice-president of HCA’s MidAmerica Division. No
Apr 11, 2003 12:00 AM

Blue Cross/HCA talks fall apart

UPDATED 4:07 with BCBS comments --Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee says it was surprised to hear its mediation talks with hospital company HCA were over. “We haven’t been told by the mediator
Apr 11, 2003 12:00 AM

Ardent names insurance exec to head Albuquerque hospital system

Ardent Health Services tapped the former head of BlueCross BlueShield of New Mexico to oversee its newly created Lovelace Sandia Health System. Norman P. Becker was appointed division president of the
Apr 8, 2003 12:00 AM

HCA shares pressured by analyst's warning on future earnings risks

Shares of HCA are under heavy sell pressure today following exposure of potential weaknesses in the Nashville company's recent
Apr 4, 2003 12:00 AM

HCA closes Health MidWest deal, finally

After roughly seven months of negotiations, HCA Inc. has completed the $1.125 billion transaction of Health MidWest in Kansas City. The price tag includes $183 million of debt and leases assumed by HCA
Apr 1, 2003 12:00 AM

Community Health's Smith to chair hospital industry lobby

Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) Chief Executive Wayne Smith was named chairman of the American Federation of Hospitals. The
Mar 26, 2003 12:00 AM

Court intervenes in HCA matter in south Florida

Nashville-based HCA has been ordered to honor its obligations to Vista Healthplan members until the insurer ends its contract with the hospital company in mid-April, and, in some cases to deal with Vista
Mar 25, 2003 12:00 AM

Ex-Baptist exec named associate vice chancellor at VUMC

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has tapped former chief operating officer of Baptist Hospital, Jeff Kaplan, for its number two position, according to the Reporter. Kaplan will start as associate
Mar 21, 2003 12:00 AM

10 HCA hospitals dropped from South Florida health plan

HCA is in the midst of yet another managed care dispute, only this one may be headed for court. A major South Florida HMO is
Mar 20, 2003 12:00 AM

HCA gets green light in KC

HCA has cleared the last hurdle in its attempt to orchestrate the largest hospital conversion in United States history. Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline announced today that 14-hospital Health MidWest
Mar 13, 2003 12:00 AM