Although hospitals and health systems largely form alliances and coalitions out of necessity, the arrangements positively impact care outcomes and individual providers, argues a Harvard Business Review blog post.
A 2009 Congressional Budget Office report on Medicare spending missed the mark on what Medicare spending would be in 2014
Maple syrup may continue be on the table for many Vermonters, but single-payer healthcare no longer is.
The use of prefabricated elements in the construction of a hospital in the Rocky Mountains saved millions of dollars, according to a new study by the University of Colorado.
Even as the economic recovery and the Affordable Care Act continue to take hold in much of the U.S., non-profit hospitals still face a pinched fiscal climate.
At a time when standalone hospitals feel pushed to form alliances to survive, one California provider has thrived without sacrificing its independence, according to MedCity News.
Although it seems the $1.1 trillion spending bill recently passed by Congress contained help for virtually every Washington interest group, doctors appear to have been left out.
Florida officials have decided to expand hospice services in the western portion of the state, prompting a stampede of potential bidders for the services, the Tampa Bay Times has reported.
Partners HealthCare, which has come under fire for charging what some critics say are high prices for care, is conversely nickel-and-diming its lowest-paid employees, The Boston Globe reported.
Hospitals still continue to aggressively appealing claims denials by Recovery Audit Contractors and get a large percentage of them overturned, according to new data from the American Hospital Association's RACTrac Survey. And RACs also are becoming more aggressive in terms of denying outpatient claims for payment.
The Constitution State is not for Tenet Healthcare. The Dallas-based for-profit hospital chain has pulled out of its bid to acquire five financially ailing hospitals in Connecticut, the Hartford Courant reported.
Though hiring in healthcare continues to move at a brisk pace, the industry's overall growth doesn't translate to improving nurses' compensation, a new report suggests.
U.S. hospitals spend so much on unnecessary administration tasks that it adds about $2,000 to the typical American household's healthcare costs, new research by two physicians concluded.
A new report by the Consumer Financial Bureau paints an unsettling portrait as to the extent of medical debt in the U.S. and how it affects individual patients.
Socioeconomic factors such as employment status are some of the biggest factors impacting the odds of a patient's readmission, according to a new study by Truven Health Analytics.
The publicly-traded Accretive Health has not released any earnings reports for more than two years, and when it plans to release those numbers--along with restatements of earnings going back to 2009--remains anyone's guess.
As economic models within healthcare change rapidly, chief financial officers and chief medical officers working in tandem can reap substantial rewards for providers, according to Healthcare Finance News.
When specialized hospital units shut down en masse in a particular geographic region, it can profoundly impact units that remain operational, according to a new study in Health Affairs.