Post Tagged with: "HCA"

Hospital Giant HCA Hopes HealthCare.gov Is Fixed ASAP

Hospital Giant HCA Hopes HealthCare.gov Is Fixed ASAP

by / on November 5, 2013

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.

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HCA’s Growth Strategy: Smaller Hospitals For Younger People

HCA’s Growth Strategy: Smaller Hospitals For Younger People

by / on August 1, 2013

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.

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HCA, LifePoint Settle False Medicare Claims

HCA, LifePoint Settle False Medicare Claims

by / on July 2, 2013

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.

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Before Exchanges Start, HCA Makes New Deals With Insurers

Before Exchanges Start, HCA Makes New Deals With Insurers

by / on May 2, 2013

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.

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HCA: Expect Slow Start to Health Insurance Exchanges

by / on March 4, 2013

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.

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HCA Holding Its Cards on Healthcare Reform

by / on February 5, 2013

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.

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Local Healthcare Companies Looking for Investments at Massive Conference

Local Healthcare Companies Looking for Investments at Massive Conference

by / on January 7, 2013

Thousands of health care investors are gathering this week to decide where they’ll put their money in 2013.

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HCA Exec: Raise Retirement Age, Don’t Cut Medicare Hospital Payments

by / on December 13, 2012

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.”

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HCA Reveals Federal Probe During Earnings Call

by / on August 6, 2012

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.

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HCA Sued By Former Employee for $1.5 Million

by / on June 18, 2012

A former employee of HCA is suing the company for what she says was wrongful termination.

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HCA Moves Dirt on New Metro Public Health Center

HCA Moves Dirt on New Metro Public Health Center

by / on June 6, 2012

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.

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Nashville Health Care Industry Doesn’t Buy Repeal

Nashville Health Care Industry Doesn’t Buy Repeal

by / on March 2, 2012

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.

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Metro Offers HCA $11 Million Tax Break for Building Antioch Data Center

Metro Offers HCA $11 Million Tax Break for Building Antioch Data Center

by / on February 28, 2012

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.

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HCA to Plant Data Center in Antioch

by / on February 22, 2012

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.

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HCA Performance Surprises Analysts

by / on February 6, 2012

Nashville-based HCA did better than analysts expected in 2011. Monday the hospital chain announced a dividend payment of $2 a share.

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Wrong About 2011, Hospital Analysts Say Maybe 2012

Wrong About 2011, Hospital Analysts Say Maybe 2012

by / on February 1, 2012

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.

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Nashville Companies Join Call for Immigration Reform

by / on November 7, 2011

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.

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HCA Scrambles to Explain Drop in Medicare Revenue

by / on September 12, 2011

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.

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Drop in Surgeries Throws Off HCA Earnings

by / on July 25, 2011

Nashville-based HCA expects smaller profits this year than initially predicted after a disappointing second quarter.

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IPO Costs Drive Down HCA Profits While Revenues Grow

by / on May 4, 2011

The cost of taking Nashville-based HCA public drove down earnings for the hospital chain in the first quarter. Profits dropped 38 percent from the same period last year to $240 million.

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