Despite a nationwide slowdown on healthcare spending, a new study by healthcare economics consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo shows that consumers now spend more on healthcare through higher out-of-pocket expenses and premium costs.
A hospital in rural Iowa is partnering with a Des Moines surgeon to compete with its urban counterparts, according to the Des Moines Register.
Mergers and acquisitions are an inevitable part of hospital operations and healthcare delivery for the foreseeable future, but executives need to keep a cautious eye on potential pitfalls that can occur while pulling a merger offer, according to J.D. Supra Business Advisor.
To buy or lease? That's often a fork in the road for consumers when it comes to purchasing a home or automobile, but the same applies to hospital management as well.
The public hospitals previously operated by the Louisiana State University healthcare system spent significantly less than budgeted for indigent care in the just completed fiscal year, but lawmakers wonder whether uninsured patients are merely seeking treatment at other hospitals, the Associated Press reported.
New Jersey's state health commissioner put forth a proposal that would require all hospitals in the state to publicly disclose their financial data, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.
The use of prefabricated materials on a Denver hospital shaved months and millions off the construction cost, the Denver Post reported.
Retired hospital CEOs often stay with the institution in a well-paid emeritus position, the New York Times reports. But such a practice has come under criticism.
To reduce healthcare costs, the U.S. healthcare system must reduce spending, which is at a 10-year high, Aetna Chairman Mark T. Bertolini writes in an opinion piece for USA Today.
More than 1,500 hospitals improved care for more than 143,000 patients since January 2012 through a joint initiative between two major healthcare advocacy organizations, in addition to saving more than $1.3 billion.
Emergency room physicians serve as the front-line arbiters of many federal mandates regarding how to delivercare in the hospital setting, perhaps most importantly the two-midnight rule regarding observation care.
Cost controls implemented under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will lead to slower overall federal healthcare spending over the next 25 years.
Price and cost transparency in healthcare has been a piecemeal movement at best, with individual providers often deciding on their own whether to provide prices and other relevant data to consumers. But the new Portland, Maine-based Center for Healthcare Transparency aims to change that, with an ambitious goal to provide relevant pricing information to about half of the U.S. population by the end of the decade.
California's hospitals, like most others in the U.S., were hit hard by the Great Recession, but data from the state agency that monitors acute care facilities suggest most have recovered nicely.
As of this week, nurse practitioners in Kentucky will have the authority to prescribe routine medications if they complete a four-year collaboration with a doctor.
A small hospital in the Syracuse area has become the first provider in Central New York to post prices for its procedures, Syracuse.com reported.
John Jay Shannon, M.D., was named as the chief executive officer of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System less than three weeks ago, and he is already charged with finding $67 million in savings in the next four months, Crain's Chicago Business has reported.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and other hospitals and health systems suing the federal government over adjudicating disputed Medicare claims in a timely manner have become more assertive in their lawsuit.