The board of directors at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, which had suspended its incentive pay program in 2010 after running into regulatory issues, is now revisiting the issue, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) process needs immedate reform, according to a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius signed by 111 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, AHA News reported.
Although the healthcare sector is one of the economy's biggest generator of jobs, hospitals are creating fewer positions these days, AHA News Now reported.
Lawmakers in Vermont want to make the state the first in the union to have a single-payer healthcare system, but the estimated cost for the program could be as much as $2.2 billion, according to the Associated Press.
A bill introduced in Congress would eliminate some of the length-of-stay burdens critical access hospitals have to bear in order to get paid under Medicare Part A, according to AHA News Now.
Until now, New Hampshire was one of two dozen states and one of the few in the Northeast, that has yet to decide whether to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But lawmakers in the Granite State appear closer to an agreement.
Now that Congress has come to terms on a deal to repeal the much-loathed sustainable growth rate payment formula for physicians participating in the Medicare program, it must now figure out how to pay for it.
The financial picture for hospitals in states that failed to expand Medicaid doesn't look good, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The administrator of several hospitals owned by a Texas physician under indictment for federal fraud and identity theft charges is now being accused of breaking federal law himself, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Medicaid providers in Alaska state a faulty claims processing system has put them on shaky financial ground as they await payments held up for months, reported the Alaska Dispatch.
Growth in healthcare spending by state and local governments doubled the overall growth of healthcare spending nationwide in 2012, illustrating the pressures such entities are under to meet obligations in that arena.
Hospital price transparency is slowly edging its way into the mainstream, with two new initiatives announced in Washington State and in Pennsylvania.
A former hospital chief executive officer in Louisiana faces more than three years in prison for accepting kickbacks from the facility's equipment vendors, the Associated Press reported.
A bipartisan team of U.S. House and Senate negotiators has reached a deal to repeal the unpopular sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula,according to MedPageToday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided some clarifying information regarding its controversial two-midnight rule after delaying its implementation several times.
The economy could be the reason many North Americans and Europeans--most notably Americans--are more reluctant to get routine medical care, according to research published in Social Science Quarterly.
Bullying in the hospital setting by doctors or other employees could impact patient outcomes and potentially even the organization's bottom line, according to an opinion article in Aeon magazine
Missouri's hospitals--and their patients--are beginning to feel the bite of their state policymakers' decision not to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.