Pungo Hospital in Belhaven, North Carolina, closed earlier this month, the latest casualty of the financial crisis enveloping many of the nation's hospitals, Al Jazeera America reported.
Healthcare prices are on the rise again, but so are the number of people employed in the sector.
Despite being the least populous state by a wide margin, one of Wyoming's largest hospitals faces the same financial realities as acute care providers, prompting it to undertake bold initiatives in order to cut costs.
Group purchasing organizations save hospitals as much as 18 percent on their costs, according to a new survey by the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.
Despite the fact that minimally invasive cardiac surgery has led to better outcomes--and presumably lower costs--than open-heart procedures, a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine concludes that it is being underused by many hospitals.
New York officials have awarded nearly $500 million to 22 hospitals and five large public hospital systems to help them continue key services, The Modesto Bee reports.
Sacramento, California is the most expensive city for healthcare in the United States, according to a new analysis from Forbes.
Hospitals and hospital systems offer easier access to their emergency rooms as a potential business strategy by setting up ways patients can make appointments to visit the ER.
While for-profit hospital chains fight reimbursement cuts tied to the Affordable Care Act and high levels of uncompensated care in states that do not expand Medicaid eligibility, delivery of care at a less complex level could wind up being their salvation, The Motley Fool reported.
The federal government is seeking a huge payback in Medicaid overpayments from Florida's hospitals and wants it all this year, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a modest payment bump to hospital dialysis centers for calendar year 2015.
Curbing the use of drugs that stimulate blood cell production can significantly reduce costs at the hospital level, Anesthesiology News reported.
After months of political battles to expand Medicaid eligibility, Arizona hospitals are finally reaping the benefits: a dramatic drop in the level of uncompensated care.
Knowing patients and their families on a personal level, building a comprehensive discharge team and streamlining the discharge process are among the best ways for hospitals to cut down on readmissions and reduce costs, according to the Gallup Business Journal.
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston will undertake an unusual new process in order to save money: screening all patients for potential drug abuse, according to the Boston Globe.
Despite fears that healthcare inflation may be on the rise, new economic data suggests just the opposite.
UnitedHealth is best known for being the 800-pound gorilla of health insurers. But it also operates a sizable business in getting hospitals higher payments from the Medicare program, the New York Times reported.
Academic hospitals often provide cutting-edge care and research, but they also have to pay the bills, a sometimes vexing task when cash is left on the table due to outdated claims management systems.