Hospital chief financial officers must focus on labor cost--both from staff and executives--and ask relevant questions in order to keep costs under control, according to an opinion piece in Healthcare Finance News.
The federal government pays providers in Puerto Rico a fraction of what their counterparts in the United States receive--about 70 percent lower for Medicaid providers, creating a fiscal crisis.
Colleges are rethinking their relationships with their teaching hospitals as they become less profitable, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The fight over Medicaid expansion in the 20 states that have continued to opt out is heating up, according to Kaiser Health News.
Hospital patients continued to feel increased financial pressure in 2014 due to rising healthcare costs and less access to revolving credit to pay medical bills, according to a new report from TransUnion Healthcare.
Despite concerted efforts by health officials and state governments to increase the public's access to healthcare cost information, few patients take advantage of it, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The convoluted nature of Medicare's rules on observation status and follow-up care has significant financial implications for beneficiaries, according to a study from the American Association of Retired Persons
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Healthcare spending is quickly on the rise--as is job growth, according to new data released by the Altarum Institute. Yet price growth remains low.
Hospitals would get a modest payment increase from the Medicare program in 2016 under the proposed payment formula put forth last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Long-term care hospitals would initially see a larger hike, but would actually experience a net reduction in reimbursement.
Getting a large swath of providers to accept Medicaid has always been a challenge, but some states have apparently found a solution: Pay them more money.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has threatened to sue the federal government, claiming its refusal to continue providing funds to hospitals to treat low-income patients is a pressure tactic to get the state to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.
A non-partisan consumer advocacy group warns about concentrated market power for hospitals and healthcare systems, but the hospital sector dismisses its findings as a retrograde point of view.
The American Medical Association swatted away concerns about the cost and depth of the bill recently signed into law to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
There are five-star hotels and restaurants, and soon there may be five-star hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has introduced a new hospital rating system for patient experience that will be based on a five-star scale.
Although the idea of including doctors in hospitals' bundled care payments has long been considered a detriment to physician autonomy, the move could significantly improve savings and care quality, argues an opinion piece published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Medicare program overpaid hospitals $2.6 billion for the treatment of critically ill patients between 2010 and 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported.
A new report that examines the role New Orleans' hospitals play in the local economy illustrates the importance of hospitals to area small businesses.
Is the Veterans Health Administration a fiscal paragon when it comes to managing patients and avoiding readmissions? Quartz magazine examines its internal management system and lists reasons why hospitals may want to duplicate the VA's approach.