The American Hospital Association and other providers are pushing back against a proposed Obama administration policy change that would introduce much greater site neutrality regarding how they are paid.
Subscontractor snafus have caused some embarrassment for the management of an Indiana hospital and also enraged some of its patients, the Richmond Palladium-Item reports.
Spending more on emergency care results in better patient outcomes, according to a study from MIT soon to be published in the Journal of Political Economy.
A merger or acquisition may not be the best way for rural hospitals to persevere in the long-term, according to a recent Hospitals & Health Networks blog post.
Price transparency continues to concern consumers and healthcare leaders, particularly amid the rise of consumerism in the industry, and a recent experiment conducted by hospital CEOs and CFOs in Ohio makes it clear that much work still remains to be done about the issue.
Medical City Dallas is the most expensive hospital in Texas' second-largest city, and its bills are so high that even physicians practicing in the area have been taken aback, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Lawmakers in Connecticut are moving forward with a bill that would cap and indemnify facility fees that hospitals can charge patients.
The Affordable Care Act, with its individual mandate and subsidized health insurance policies, was intended to address the ongoing issue of medical debt. But it has barely made a dent in the phenomenon.
In an attempt to eliminate common--and often costly--miscommunications between patients and providers, some hospitals issue patients with "passports" for the duration of their stays, the Wall Street Journal reports
Tenet Healthcare Corp. and the state of Connecticut have formally abandoned efforts to sell five struggling nonprofit Constitution State hospitals to the Texas-based chain, the Hartford Courant reports.
Embattled hospitals still have options to update their revenue cycle management systems, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
The cardiologist at the center of the proposed acquisition of six Catholic hospitals in California has attracted both praise and controversy for his cost-cutting-focused approach to struggling acquisitions, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Irving, Texas-based nonprofit hospital network VHA Inc. will merge with UHC, a Chicago-based alliance of academic medical centers, to form the nation's largest member-owned healthcare supply chain firm.
For-profit hospitals have a clear message on the Obama administration's recently proposed budget for 2016: Don't make any cuts that would impact our business.
Should hospitals expand their role in the communities and work to feed locals who are going hungry? That's the proposal of Bina Venkataraman, director of global policy initiatives at the Broad Institute, in an opinion piece in the Boston Globe.
The federal government will publicly release Medicare physician payment data every year, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The use of patient-centered medical homes consistently play a role in reducing the costs of healthcare delivery, according to a new study from the Patient-Center Primary Care Collaborative.
How much money should the CEO and other top executives at a modest healthcare system in a city of 250,000 receive? A Kentucky court may decide.
Partners Healthcare's attempt to acquire three hospitals in the Boston area has apparently come to an end. A state judge has ruled against allowing the transaction to go through, believing that doing so would concentrate monopoly power within Partners