New York hospitals will receive millions of dollars in funding to cut down on avoidable Medicaid patient admissions. The only problem: executives at many organizations have no idea what to do with the money, according to a survey released Monday by KPMG.
In Texas, which has millions of uninsured residents, doctors and patients increasingly rely on a cash-based finance model--a system that appears to work for both parties, according to the Texas Tribune.
A judge in New Hampshire has ruled the state hospital tax, which it uses to raise matching federal funds for the Medicaid program, is unconstitutional, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.
Rural hospitals are struggling across the United States, but when they close, it deprives their communities of both jobs and ongoing business development, Marketplace Radio reported.
More hospitals compensate CEOs based on quality of care and patient outcomes, while fewer organizations hire executives with previous healthcare experience, according to a recently published opinion piece by Mary Grayson, editorial director of the publication Hospitals & Health Networks. .
As the U.S. population ages in the coming decades, it will increase demand on long-term care services, and many questions remain about how to finance a viable system, according to a report from the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Many hospitals may not need the fiscal benefits of providing and reporting charity care, according to 100Reporters.
California's hospitals received overpayments from the Medicare program that totaled nearly $367 million in 2012, primarily for inpatient services, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
Many specialty groups, such as the American Medical Association, and individual physicians object to the federal government's release of data on doctors' Medicare payments.
One doctor earned nearly $21 million in 2012 from Medicare, according to an Associated Press analysis of the physician payment database that the Obama administration made available to the public early Wednesday.
The number of retail clinics across the United States is expected to reach 3,000 by next year, according to a new study by the consulting firm Accenture.
ICD-10, the oft-criticized initiative to greatly expand the number of billing codes used by providers, has been delayed for yet another year, a move that is likely to benefit not-for-profit hospitals.
Some Ohio hospitals provide loans to patients struggling to meet their insurance deductibles or co-payments, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Once unheard of, eight-figure salaries may soon be the "new normal" for some healthcare executives, according to Crain's New York Business.
The time is ripe to push more healthcare price transparency reforms, a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress concludes.
New Jersey overbilled the Medicaid program by as much as $22 million in 2007, and the hospital responsible for the bulk of overpayments is trying to quickly distance itself from the issue, according to NJ.com.
Even small advances in medical technology can cause steep increases in out-of-pocket costs to patients, the New York Times reported.
The House Budget Committee voted this week to approve a budget resolution that would reduce government spending by over $5 trillion over a decade, according to AHA News.
Fewer hospitals are running their own dialysis units, as changes to the business model have made the practice less lucrative, Crain's Chicago Business reports.