Are Boston hospitals paying for the so-called crimson seal?

Another chapter of “Your health care dollars at work.” From the Globe:  Harvard Medical School, which has suffered financially due in part to a sharp decline in Harvard University’s legendary endowment, has successfully negotiated a deal in which Boston’s major teaching hospitals will contribute $36 million to the school over three years.  Medicare pays teaching … Continue reading Are Boston hospitals paying for the so-called crimson seal?

Shell game on Massachusetts health costs

Hospitals are making money. Insurers are losing money. If only it were that simple. Most hospitals in the state are flush, according to a pair of new state reports. Well, maybe sort of.  Partners told the Globe said they’ve started losing money since the report on hospital reserves showed that Partners has $5.7 billion in … Continue reading Shell game on Massachusetts health costs

Globe: Justice to investigate Partners Healthcare

The Boston Globe reports this morning that the Justice Department is investigating Partners Healthcare  for "anticompetitive behavior." In a letter sent to Partners and the state’s three largest health insurers on April 19, investigators from the Justice Department’s antitrust division demanded documents relating to Partners’ “contracting and other practices in health care markets in Eastern Massachusetts.’’ The … Continue reading Globe: Justice to investigate Partners Healthcare