Jackie Crosby

Reporter | The business of health care
Phone: 612-673-7335
Crosby covers the business aspects of health care in Minnesota, from small clinics to major hospital groups, as well as insurers. She also writes about UnitedHealth Group, the largest publicly traded company in the state.

Recent content from Jackie Crosby

Blue Cross delays Minnesota payment plan switch

Rural hospitals that stand to lose money had protested a new reimbursement approach that was about to go into effect.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 08:52 PM

Rural hospitals in Minnesota protest Blue Cross reimbursement cut

Minnesota’s largest health insurer seeks to reduce variations in what it pays different hospitals for the same services.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 09:18 PM

Health merger motivations remain strong despite Sanford-Fairview failure

Fairview, Sanford Health and the University of Minnesota all face pressure to get bigger.

Updated: April 14, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Sanford, University of Minnesota won’t pursue Fairview takeover

The high-stakes maneuvering over ownership of Fairview Health Services ended abruptly Wednesday, with Sanford Health and the University of Minnesota halting discussions about a merger or acquisition.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 11:27 PM

April 5: U of M proposes to take over Fairview

Such a move would be a pre-emptive strike against a proposed Fairview merger with Sanford Health.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 06:21 AM

Online tools aim to help Minnesotans with federal health law

A new site uses true-or-false questions to help users figure out the Affordable Care Act.

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 11:56 AM

Profits for Minnesota's largest health plans drop in 2012

Margin for Minnesota health insurers is smallest since 2008 as health care costs rise at a faster pace than 2012...

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 08:54 PM

March 29: Sanford has had eye on Twin Cities for years

The Midwest health care giant is in discussions to acquire Fairview Health System.

Updated: March 29, 2013, - 11:58 PM

Profits of Minnesota health plans for poor 'concerning'

Plans serving the poor collected twice the profit target set by state.

Updated: March 29, 2013, - 09:52 AM

Founder Richard Schulze rejoins Best Buy as chairman emeritus

The Richfield-based company also said Brad Anderson and Al Lenzmeier, two former top executives who advised Schulze on its buyout attempt, will serve as Schulze’s representatives on the board of directors.

Updated: March 25, 2013, - 09:49 PM

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