Aligning the work and interests of state agencies with private payers and employer groups is critical for shaping the future healthcare financial landscape, according to a Health Affairs blog post by Suzanne Delbanco, executive director of the Catalyst for Payment Reform.
The U.S. Supreme Court has the healthcare sector on pins and needles regarding its decision in the King v. Burwell case, which could strip tax credit subsidies from millions of Americans. As a result, the Healthcare Financial Management Association has offered advice to hospitals on how to handle an adverse decision.
Bills are pending in the Massachusetts legislature that would require hospitals to report their offshore assets and pay financial penalties if their chief executive officers take home overly generous paychecks.
The Affordable Care Act has been particularly kind to the stocks of health insurers, some of which are up 45 percent to 68 percent over the past year. But that could change if the U.S. Supreme Court issues an adverse ruling later this month in the King v. Burwell case.
Eighty-two percent of cities or geographic regions in the United States have seen their hospital prices rise between 2011 and 2013, according to NJ.com.
A new cardiac drug that could reach the U.S. market in the next few years could set off another cascade of tens of billions of dollars in additional healthcare costs, the Financial Times has reported.
In this special report, FierceHealthFinance examines the progress providers and advocates have made on price transparency, the obstacles to further progress and what the future holds.
Healthcare inflation will fall to 6.5 percent in 2016, continuing a 10-year trend, according to a new medical-cost growth trend report from PwC.
Two major healthcare chains say a report that found their hospitals have the nation's steepest cost-to-charge markups mischaracterizes how much patients actually pay for their services, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Trevor Fetter has taken the Dallas-based for-profit hospital chain from a $134 million loss and multiple investigations in 2003 to a $12 million net profit last year.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is once again butting heads with the Sunshine State's hospitals, saying he supports a bill pending in the Legislature that would eliminate the certificate of need law, the Miami Herald reported.
The struggle to save a community hospital in California may come at the cost of bankrupting its healthcare district, according to the East Bay Express.
Medicare and Medicaid will have to spend almost $50 billion to cover just 10 new specialty medications in the next 10 years, according to a new report from Avalere Health.
Hospitals and healthcare systems are becoming more capable of functioning in a world of value-based payments, according to a new survey by the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Humana.
Pharmaceutical spending, particularly for specialty drugs, skyrocketed last year. Spending on drugs rose 13 percent in 2014 from the prior year, reaching $373.9 billion, according to a report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Long-term care hospitals intentionally time patient discharges in order to maximize reimbursement from the Medicare program, according to a new study published in the journal Health Affairs.
Two for-profit hospital chains own nearly 80 percent of the nation's hospitals that have the highest cost-to-charges markups in the United States.
Although hospital mergers & acquisitions are often due to financial need, there are benefits to mergers between successful organizations as well, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
A hospital charged a woman who fainted at her father's bedside after he died nearly $2,000 to revive her, the Los Angeles Times reported.