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For-profit hospital revenues, earnings soar

As millions of Americans are added to the rolls of insured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the for-profit, publicly-traded hospital chains that care for them have gone on a roll of their own.

ACA fuels construction boom

Hospital construction has been in a boom mode for some years now, but the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is apparently prompting even smaller players to get into the action, Crain's Chicago Business reports.

Johns Hopkins gets help with $190M settlement

Johns Hopkins Hospital agreed to a massive $190 million payout to settle charges that a former physician secretly recorded pelvic exams of patients. However, the legendary provider will not make the payment solely on its own, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Hospital purchases of medical groups catch regulators' eyes

When hospitals purchase specialty physician practices they tend to raise the prices for care rendered--a move that has caught the eye of federal regulators, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.

NJ hospital gainsharing initiative saves $113 million

A quality and cost initiative spearheaded by the New Jersey Hospital Association saved a dozen hospitals in the Garden State about $113 million over three years.

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