The VA is exploring the possibility of merging the VA’s Choice program, which allows some veterans to receive care from private doctors, with the DoD’s Tricare health insurance program.
Optum completes its acquisition of the Advisory Board. Optum will retain the Advisory Board’s healthcare business unit, and sell its education business unit to Vista Equity Partners.
A California Superior Court judge finds that Sutter Health intentionally destroyed 192 boxes of documents that employers and labor unions were seeking, “knowing that the evidence was relevant to antitrust issues.”
Banner Health’s Tucson-based hospitals are working through operational delays following its October 1 Cerner go-live. John Hensing, MD and chief clinical officer for the health system, says that he expects operations to return to normal by the end of the year.