NC hospital assoc. allegedly lobbied against Medicaid expansion to keep competition out

HCA’s Mission Health is a member of North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA), which was recently exposed for blocking a state Senate bill to expand Medicaid to protect the state’s Certificate of Need (CoN) regulations.

New CO law cracks down on hospitals violating pricing transparency regs

A new CO law went into effect this month that prohibits hospitals from pursuing debt collection from patients if the hospital failed to comply with federal pricing transparency rules at the time of providing care.

New FTC paper warns against COPA laws, cites Mission Health merger

A recent FTC policy paper warns states that hospital mergers permitted under certificates of public advantage (COPAs) have resulted in…