Hospitals generally support the Affordable Care Act, noting that it provides them with a reliable revenue stream from a larger number of insured patients, who otherwise would be unable to pay their bills. But acute care facilities should lower their enthusiasm, a new report from Moody's Investors Service suggests.
El Paso (Texas) Children's Hospital is in a tough financial situation, prompting the affiliated University Medical Center to form a committee to renegotiate and restructure the hospital's debt.
Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors denied Medicare providers more than $2 billion in payments in fiscal year 2012, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Congress.
Hospitals face increasing pressure to engage in mergers or acquisitions, according to officials connected to three large financial firms with ties in the healthcare sector..
Hospitals that often receive millions of dollars in discounted drugs for their safety net populations are providing relatively little charity care, according to a new report.
The two-hospital Singing River Health System, which serves the tiny Mississippi communities of Pascagoula and Ocean Springs, has an outsized amount of uncollected patient debt: $88 million.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved yet another one-year fix to the sustainable growth rate formula in a voice vote Thursday.
Ninety percent of states do not provide sufficient healthcare pricing information to consumers, according to a report card from the nonprofits Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform.
The American Hospital Association filed an often scorching amicus brief with the U.S. 4th Circuit of Appeals, arguing to keep tax subsidies in place for individuals who purchase coverage on the federal health insurance exchange, AHA News Now reported.
Hopsital mergers and acquisitions aren't new on the East Coast but regulators now wonder how potential hospital mergers in New England will impact patient costs.
A "just in case" approach to supply chain management no longer meets hospitals' needs In the U.S. and across the globe, according to Supply Management.
The price of producing hospital inpatient care increased only incrementally from February 2013 to February 2014, while outpatient care prices experienced a more significant uptick.
Better coordinated care for patients with chronic conditions can potentially save providers millions of dollars a year, according to a new study by the RAND Corporation published in JAMA Internal Medicine,
The American Hospital Association, concerned about the ongoing shortage of basic hospital staples, called for the federal government to increase the availability of saline and other intravenous fluids, AHA News Now reports.
Legislation to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate physician payment formula will add additional costs because of new language that delays the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) proposes a form of restricted "mini" or "step-down" hospitals to keep the state's struggling rural providers in business, the Savannah Morning News reports.
Should the government impose financial penalities on recovery audit contractors if a clawback they performed against a hospital is overturned on appeal? That's a proposal being put forth by the most senior member of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, AHA News Now reports.
Duke LifePoint Healthcare has set its sights on acquiring the three-hospital Conemaugh Health System in Pennsylvania and plans to invest as much as $500 million in the venture over the next decade, the Nashville Tennessean reports.
The narrow networks that some health plans offer through state health insurance exchanges exclude some of the top-tier cancer hospitals, according to the Associated Press.