Hospital hiring, which stayed mostly stagnant for several years as part of the uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act, has blossomed back to life over the past year, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Altarum Health Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending.
The American Hospital Association has appealed directly to the chief administrative law judge of the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals to assist in reforming a system currently overloaded with appeals of recoupments made by recovery audit contractors (RAC).
About 160,000 births covered by Medicaid were electively induced before 39 weeks, likely raising the risk of developmental issues in those newborn children and driving up their healthcare costs in the long term, Kaiser Health News reported.
Super-users, the patients who make a revolving door of hospital emergency rooms and often lack insurance or even the vaguest social safety net, have been one of the biggest cost burdens in healthcare delivery.
The difference between what it costs a hospital to provide a service and what it charges for it--a gap that often confounds and maddens healthcare economists and patients--has widened dramatically since the 1990s, according to a new study by the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy.
Even as the Ebola outbreak begins to ebb, the cost of treating the virus can be as high as $50,000 a day, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The American Hospital Association wants the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to loosen its new proposed rules regarding kickback prevention in Medicare accountable care organizations, saying that in some areas it will actually impede the delivery of healthcare services.
PwC has released its list of the top issues confronting the healthcare industry in 2015, some of which directly impact healthcare finance.
Hospital operating cash flow growth was hit hard by the Great Recession, and a new report by Moody's Investor's Service does not expect it to improve anytime soon.
Healthcare spending in the United States rose 3.6 percent in 2013, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and published in the journal Health Affairs.
Freestanding emergency departments carry high costs despite their benefits, many of which could be achieved through other methods, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
The health of poorer Americans and their access to healthcare services may become a big driver of economic change on the state level, according to Stateline.
The rising prevalence of diabetes in the United States is one of the major factors increasing the costs of healthcare services. Altogether, diagnosed cases of diabetes drives the spending of 10 percent of all healthcare dollars, representing about $245 billion a year in 2012, according to a new study in the journal Diabetes Care.
Millions of insured Americans are foregoing care because they don't believe they can afford to pay their out-of-pocket costs, concludes a new Gallup poll on health coverage.
The American Hospital Association and its consitituents continue to vent to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General about the use of extrapolation techniques to determine how much hospitals have been overpaid by the Medicare program.
Although some components of the Affordable Care Act aim to discourage use of hospital emergency rooms, patient visits to ERs hit a record in 2011 and are expected to continue to climb.
A new price transparency effort in California has an unusual source: Two public radio stations, Mainstreet.com reported.
The Government Accountability Office urged the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration in a new report to assess hospitals' reporting of revenue that they can receive from group purchasing organizations to ensure it does not affect Medicare payments.