A new study calls into question whether some non-profit hospitals actually provide additional community benefits as required by law in return for billions of dollars in tax breaks each year.
A Medicare rule that requires patients to stay in the hospital for three days before the program will pay for a skilled nursing facility may actually cost the program money
Too many hospital and healthcare system leaders overlook management duplication, says Navigant Healthcare Managing Director Bruce Hallowell.
Hospitals will receive a modest inpatient prospective payment system bump of 0.9 percent for 2016 under a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). However, the agency will not continue the partial delay in enforcing the two-midnight rule, which is now set to expire on Sept. 30.
The nation's skilled nursing facilities will receive a windfall as a result of Medicare's final 2016 payment rule: A $430 million increase in payments next year, which represents a 1.2 percent overall increase.
Providers pay for specific medical procedures varies widely across the United States--a new study about angioplasties reconfirms the differentials.
Virginia, one of the most populous states that has not expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, is investigating other ways to obtain and use federal funding.
In the fight against cancer, lives matter more than cancer treatment costs, says Andrew Pecora, M.D., oncologist and chief innovation officer at the John Theurer Cancer Center in New Jersey. "You have to focus on the total cost of care--not just the drugs."
The long hours and relatively unfamiliar work environments for new nurses places them at greater risk of injury, according to a new study by the RN Work Project.
Health spending will grow an average of 5.8 percent per year between 2014 and 2024, according to a new federal report.
If your hospital doesn't already have a team in place, CFOs may want to put one together to handle all the dramatic changes in the current reimbursement environment, Healthcare Finance News reports.
The U.S. Senate this week unanimously approved a bill that would require hospitals across the country to tell Medicare patients when they receive observation care but aren't actually admitted to the facility--a difference that most patients miss until they receive their medical bills
A Texas hospital is adopting a short-stay model--treating patients for admissions that last 24 hours or less--and it may be a model other providers emulate, according to the Port Arthur News.
Several prominent hospital groups have been urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to consider hospital-sponsored housing as a community benefit, AHA News Now has reported.
Oncologists are so irked over the rapidly escalating cost of drugs used to treat their patients that they are making fairly radical policy proposals and have begun monitoring prices for treatments.
The CEO of New Jersey's largest hospital system has come out in support of not-for-profit hospitals in the state paying some property taxes, NJ.com has reported.
Hospitals and other parts of the healthcare sector are putting their toes back into the borrowing waters once again, and like what they are feeling. The healthcare sector sold $18.9 billion in bonds during the first half of 2015, up 76 percent from $10.8 billion sold during the first half of 2014, according to HFA Partners.
Two huge insurer mergers announced in recent weeks have reshaped the payer market. And there is a possibility such deals could wind up impacting the hospital sector as well, Bloomberg Business has reported.