A Texas hospital is adopting a short-stay model--treating patients for admissions that last 24 hours or less--and it may be a model other providers emulate, according to the Port Arthur News.
Several prominent hospital groups have been urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to consider hospital-sponsored housing as a community benefit, AHA News Now has reported.
Oncologists are so irked over the rapidly escalating cost of drugs used to treat their patients that they are making fairly radical policy proposals and have begun monitoring prices for treatments.
The CEO of New Jersey's largest hospital system has come out in support of not-for-profit hospitals in the state paying some property taxes, NJ.com has reported.
Hospitals and other parts of the healthcare sector are putting their toes back into the borrowing waters once again, and like what they are feeling. The healthcare sector sold $18.9 billion in bonds during the first half of 2015, up 76 percent from $10.8 billion sold during the first half of 2014, according to HFA Partners.
Two huge insurer mergers announced in recent weeks have reshaped the payer market. And there is a possibility such deals could wind up impacting the hospital sector as well, Bloomberg Business has reported.
Healthcare stocks are on a roll, according to MarketWatch, which concluded that the S&P 500 healthcare stock sector has outperformed the broader S&P every year for the past five years.
There is a constituency paying a steep price decisions not to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act: local and regional hospitals, and often facilities that serve the public.
Despite moving toward a medical home model, encouraging physician referrals can still be a way for hospitals and healthcare systems to boost their bottom lines, Medical Marketing & Media has reported.
Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are one of the top threats to patient safety within healthcare, but hospital leaders must also consider the threat when managing the supply chain, according to Healthcare Finance News.
The picture looks increasingly bleak for rural hospitals, as patient volumes decline and care costs and bad debt remain high. But one small rural Missouri provider has found a way to survive without cutting back on services; in fact it has expanded them, according to National Public Radio.
Hospitals and healthcare systems are turning to a new constituency when it comes to improving the care they provide: patients and their families.
Many finance-savvy patients are eschewing emergency rooms in favor of urgent care, expecting it will save them money. Yet they are still getting hit by surprise medical bills, Kaiser Health News has reported.
Private equity funds are scouring the landscape of the Lone Star State, looking for medical groups and practices as potential investment vehicles, the Texas Tribune has reported.
Teaching hospitals increasingly subsidize graduate medical education, but the return on investment is unclear, according to Crain's Detroit Business.
There's been concern that the recent mega-mergers proposed by health plans could wind up driving up costs in the provider realm. But that trend could actually lead to counterintuitive results, according to CFO magazine. Instead, the article posited, the mergers could lower costs in the long run.