Healthcare is currently experiencing a pricing failure that the country must fix in the coming years, according to Forbes columnist Dave Chase, who writes that the profligate spending on healthcare services prevents some states from funding education and other initiatives. He has suggested a specific fix to the issue.
In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthFinance, Lahey Health CEO, Howard Grant, M.D., discusses the integrated healthcare system's novel cost-saving approach of transferring teaching hospital patients to community care settings for care.
Although hospitals closely monitor medical errors, they often withhold key information from victims of those errors, making it harder for them to pursue malpractice actions, according to Cleveland-based ABC affiliate WEWS-TV.
The seven-figure healthcare procedure? That could be the case with emerging gene therapy treatments, raising questions as to whether providers and patients should finance such care, The Washington Post has reported.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has intervened in a proposed merger of two rural Appalachian hospitals, claiming it would create monopoly-like conditions for the region.
A New Jersey hospital's management decision to pay back property taxes could set off a flurry of similar demands to other acute care facilities statewide.
Hospitals struggling with the financial impact of patient readmissions should consider recent findings that reveal many emergency surgical cases wind up back in their facilities.
The question of who pays when something goes wrong in a healthcare setting seems simple enough, but the answer isn't straightforward due to so many variables, according to a report from Kaiser Health News.
Community hospitals can sometimes lose trust from their patients overnight due to high infection rates and other issues. Facilities that are in that situation have seven ways to try and rebuild it, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
Geisinger Health System will launch a quasi "money back guarantee" for its patients. A new smartphone application will allow unhappy patients to request a refund of up to $2,000 if they are dissatisfied with the service they received.
Revista, the Maryland-based healthcare real estate research firm, reports that there are currently hospital construction projects underway valued at $97 billion.
A new report from Crowe Horwath finds that the shift in coverage brought about by the Affordable Care Act has led to more hospitals cost-shifting financial risk to patients.
The Affordable Care Act includes a ban on the creation of physician-owned hospitals and the expansion of existing facilities. But one organization believes it's time to lift the ban.
California hospitals could save as much as $10 billion a year if they were made more efficient, according to a report by a prominent actuarial firm in the state.
New research from the Society of Actuaries has identified several factors that will help ensure a provider's successful transition to value-based care.
Out of concern for high drug prices, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is waiving a portion of a policy designed to avoid the violation of anti-kickback statutes. The OIG declared that hospital pharmacies may waive charges to Medicare patients who obtain drugs they administer to themselves on an outpatient basis.
A right-of-center think tank has concluded that legally compelling hospitals to adhere to fair pricing laws when they treat uninsured patients does not degrade the quality of care they provide.
Building single-patient rooms in intensive care units is a costly endeavor, but it more than makes up its steep pricetag by preventing hospital-acquired infections, a new study has concluded.
Healthcare executives saw salary increases in 2015 even as chief executive officer and chief financial officer salaries in publicly-traded companies in general saw slower growth, due in large part to the increasingly consumer-centered healthcare market, according to a new study.