What U.S. Hospitals Are Acquiring in 2016

Hospital acquisitions have surged since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. That year, 76 deals were announced, with a U.S. hospital or health system as a target. By 2012, 107 transactions were recorded for hospital targets, and that still stands as the highest number of deals per year. Only 2015 came close, with 102 hospital transactions. […]

Fairview Health Buys Second Health Plan

Fairview Health Services is building out its managed care platform. In January, the Minneapolis-based nonprofit, integrated health system announced the acquisition of PreferredOne, which serves more than 1,500 employers and 285,000 members in Minnesota. The company saw dramatic growth in the first year of MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange, but was forced to drop out after […]

Managed Care Consolidation in Minnesota

Even as Minnetonka, Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) reported larger-than-expected losses in its health-exchange segment in the fourth quarter, a smaller Minnesota managed care company found relief from its own health exchange losses. PreferredOne, based in Golden Valley, was acquired by Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis for an undisclosed price. Fairview is a not-for-profit, integrated health system […]