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Indiana University Health Physicians is setting its sights on one of the state’s last independent specialty holdouts, the neurosurgical Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine.
In the latest sign of health care consolidation, Indiana’s largest independent physician group has agreed to be acquired by the nation’s largest health insurer for $184 million.
With federal health research funding in decline, Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute Inc. wants to make up the difference by serving pharmaceutical companies, medical device makers, health insurers and hospital systems.
Nearly two-thirds of the state’s nursing homes are now participating in partnerships with county-owned hospitals that effectively double their profit margins.
The new not-for-profit organization is expected to be named Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky—or PPINK—and continue to operate the 28 existing health centers between the two states.
Express Scripts Inc.’s bid to acquire Medco Health Solutions Inc. and create the largest U.S. pharmacy-benefits manager may be delayed by a lawsuit being considered by five states.
Community Health Network and Johnson Memorial Hospital plan to spend $14 million to build a medical office building and outpatient center in Bargersville. The 70,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be completed in mid-2013.
Raising prices is easier when numbers are limited.
Jim Alender has been CEO of Howard Regional Health System in Kokomo since 1997. He recently negotiated a letter of intent to merge the hospital with Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health. He spoke about the major factors that led to that decision, and the benefits he hopes to come from it. The deal, which still requires approval from Howard County officials, could close before the end of this year.
In combination with chemotherapy, the drug failed to help colon-cancer patients in a European trial but did delay the spread of breast cancer in some patients with a certain type of aggressive tumor.
The specter of declining reimbursement, as well as the desire for statewide growth, lie behind St. Vincent Health’s decision
to form a physician management firm with OrthoIndy and buy a minority stake in its Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital.
St. Vincent Health has acquired a minority interest in Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital and is in discussions with OrthoIndy physicians
and other independent doctors to create a management company that would oversee orthopaedic and spine services at St. Vincent
Indianapolis. The health care providers announced the deal early Friday.