The demand for luxury hospital care in Texas may not be as strong as some thought. Forest Park Medical Center, which operates three luxury facilities in the Dallas area, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last week, claiming about $13.6 million in liabilities, the Dallas Business Journal reported.
Questions intensify over link between Tenet's political contributions and state changes to hospital standards
Cardiologists are in an uproar over allegations that Florida's governor loosened rules on pediatric cardiac surgeries after he received a large contribution from Tenet Healthcare Corp.
The Department of Veterans Affairs created the Veterans Choice program to send some patients to private sector providers to receive care and relieve the backlog in the VA healthcare system. But those providers haven't been paid.
The American Hospital Association has called on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to retract its recommendation to reduce readmission rates for hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program by 10 percent.
Adding to the increased scrutiny of hospital mergers, the nation's largest nurses union has asked two state attorneys general to take a closer look at a merger that would create one of the biggest Catholic health systems in the country, according to the Portland Business Journal.
Fifty-fve hospitals have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services in response to Medicare payment reductions under the "two-midnight" rule.
Connecticut's hospitals are gearing up for a legal fight over a bed tax used to draw down additional federal funds for the Medicaid program.
A new Health Affairs blog post provides a potential blueprint for non-profit hospitals looking to comply with federal regulations regarding community benefits and their tax exemptions.
It's unclear whether non-profit hospitals in Illinois are exempt from paying taxes. A state appeals court has ruled that 2012 legislation that exempts non-profit hospitals from paying taxes is unconstitutional. The issue will likely go to the Illinois Supreme Court, the Associated Press reported.
Shifting the business of medical error oversight from the current medical private malpractice insurance system to a public system where patients are compensated for injuries could improve patient safety and save hospitals millions of dollars, according to the investigative journalism organization ProPublica.
The financial status of a hospital bears little relation to how much it is willing to pay its lower-echelon employees, according to a report by The Boston Globe, which surveyed hospitals in the greater Boston area.
Hospitals could save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by streamlining just one of its service lines: Colorectal surgery. A study that will be published soon in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons has concluded that the key to saving money is the use of enhanced recovery after surgery ERAS programs.
The failure of the New York insurance co-op Health Republic Insurance has left hospitals and other providers with about $200 million in unpaid bills, the Associated Press has reported.
For-profit hospitals had a respectable third quarter of 2015, but a new report by Fitch Ratings suggests that more difficult times may be ahead for the sector.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a final rule specific to the ordering of durable medical equipment such as hospital beds, prosthetics, orthotics and other supplies.
The socieconomic status of patients may factor less into their risk of being readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of discharge than the quality of care they receive after their release.
A partnership deal among five northTexas hospitals aims to increase patient care access and improve coordinated care in the region.
It's a relatively rare event these days when a baby dies during childbirth. But it's far more common when the birth occurs outside of a hospital setting, according to a new study