The Department of Veterans Affairs has brought on a Nashville health care executive to help right the ship after a scandal over wait times. Dr. Jonathan Perlin is taking a 60-day leave from his position as chief medical officer of HCA.
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Nashville-based HCA is hoping problems with the HealthCare.gov website are fixed soon. The nation’s largest for-profit hospital company is betting on a bonanza of newly insured patients. HCA has hired 400 of its own counselors to help people sign up for coverage on the new health insurance exchanges.
Nashville-based hospital chain HCA is expanding not just by buying hospitals, but building them as well. The company is building smaller medical centers to serve a younger market.
The Justice Department has announced $34 million in fines against 55 hospitals for allegedly making false Medicare claims. Half of them are part of Nashville-based, for-profit hospital chains.
Nashville’s HCA is gearing up for one of the biggest pieces of the Affordable Care Act. The company says it has reached agreements with several insurers that will offer plans on health insurance exchanges, which are supposed to start enrolling customers later this year.
Nashville-based HCA says its doubtful one of the pivotal parts of the Affordable Care Act will start by a federal deadline. The nation’s largest for profit hospital company has been reluctant to talk about healthcare reform, but brought up state health exchanges at an investors conference in Orlando today.
Wall Street investors want to know how Nashville’s HCA is preparing for some of the biggest changes brought about the Affordable Care Act, which come into effect next year. Company officials refused to offer specifics during an earnings call today.
Thousands of health care investors are gathering this week to decide where they’ll put their money in 2013.
Executives at Nashville-based HCA think raising the retirement age is better than making cuts in Medicare payments to hospitals. Both ideas are in play, as Congressional leaders and the President negotiate to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
HCA says lawyers from the US Attorney’s office in Miami are questioning the medical necessity of operations like stints and angioplasty. Senior Vice President Vic Campbell says the company is cooperating and handing over whatever information investigators request.
A former employee of HCA is suing the company for what she says was wrongful termination.
A long-awaited land swap between Metro Nashville and HCA took a ceremonial step forward Wednesday. The Nashville-based hospital chain is building a new public health center for the city in exchange for land near an HCA hospital.
In the GOP race for president, “repeal Obamacare” has become a well-worn applause line. But there’s at least one group of card-carrying Republicans abstaining from the cheers – those in Nashville’s health care industry who are finding reform is good for business.
Metro Government is offering one of its largest private employers a 7-year tax break for expanding in Davidson County. Last week HCA announced it would build a data center in Antioch. Legislation filed with the Metro Council would discount the company’s property taxes at the site by 60 percent.
Nashville-based HCA announced plans Wednesday to build a new data center in Antioch. The company expects to create more than 150 new IT jobs over the next five years.
Nashville-based HCA did better than analysts expected in 2011. Monday the hospital chain announced a dividend payment of $2 a share.
Health care analysts who were bullish about Nashville-based hospital chains last year are picking those stocks to do well again in 2012, even though their predictions were wrong last year.
Companies based in Nashville are making the business case for immigration reform. They’re advocating on behalf of a campaign called the Partnership for a New American Economy.
The largest chain of for-profit hospitals in the country is trying to explain why its Medicare revenue dropped for the first time in more than five years. HCA officials held a conference call with analysts after markets closed Monday night.
Nashville-based HCA expects smaller profits this year than initially predicted after a disappointing second quarter.