The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a variety of changes to the payments to providers who participate in accountable care organizations under the Medicare Share Savings Program.
The Healthcare Financial Management Association has issued a new white paper that discusses the appropriate accounting guidance for hospitals engaged in risk-sharing arrangements.
Hospitals that treated uninsured patients and were more of the provider safety net were significantly more likely to receive financial penalties for patient readmissions than hospitals that treat wealthier patients, a new study finds.
Two acute care providers based in Orlando, Florida, enjoy tens of millions of dollars in tax exemptions due to their non-profit status even though they have purchased many properties that do not provide clinical services, the Orlando Sentinel has reported.
Cancer is often a deadly disease, but its victims are far more likely to die if the cost of their care drives them into bankruptcy, according to a new study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Although hospital boards understand finances, a leading patient safety expert says they lack education about safety issues
Nonprofit hospitals with highly-paid CEOs score better on performance measures overall, but have higher rates of inpatient care complications and inpatient expenses, according to a new report.
Hospitals must cut down on paperwork and other bureaucratic exercises that can cause healthcare costs to rise, the American Hospital Association said in a new report.
The mostly voluntary aspects of alternative payment models for providers could make it harder for Medicare to reap future savings, according to the former chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Follow-up home visits from a physician's assistant reduced complications and costs associated with cardiac surgery, according to a new study. The visits also led to a drop in the rate of readmissions.
U.S. hospitals spent the equivalent of $42.8 billion in uncompensated care on patients in 2014, accounting for 5.3 percent of all expenses, according to the American Hospital Association.
To improve care delivery and achieve the Triple Aim of better care, better health and lower costs, hospitals and healthcare providers should implement several key principles, according to a joint report from two American Hospital Association committees.
For the second year in a row, jobs in the healthcare field dominated U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the 100 Best Jobs, occupying six of the top 10 slots.
The healthcare sector--and hospitals in particular--were dynamite for job generation in 2015, but that trend appears to be slowing down, according to data from the Altarum Health Institute for Sustainable Health Spending.
A startup company in the Pacific Northwest is offering emergent care visits to patients for the fraction of the price of hospital care.
A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation has concluded that the Affordable Care Act provided most states with significant technological upgrades that allowed them to enroll individuals into Medicaid coverage much more efficiently than in the past.
A budget impasse in Pennsylvania is threatening a half dozen rural facilities in the northeastern and central part of the state.
An offshore insurance company is offering a new kind of liability coverage for hospitals, indemnifying them against a pandemic or similar outbreaks.