Medicaid payment cuts and uncompensated care hit hospitals in Missouri and Pennsylvania hard, prompting many organizations to slash services and staff positions.
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.
Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio with Medicaid surpluses may lose them under the Affordable Care Act and a round of reimbursement cuts, according to a report by Carrie Ghose for the Columbus Business First.
U.S. hospitals provided $45.9 billion in uncompensated care in 2012, according to the American Hospital Association, which published data on uncompensated care costs from hospitals across the country.
FierceHealthFinance Editor Ron Shrinkman predicts six trends that will impact healthcare finance in 2014.
A new report conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union and a consumer advocacy group claims that Catholic hospitals spend less of their net patient revenue on charity care and treat fewer poor patients than some other not-for-profit hospitals.
Nonprofit hospitals across the country aren't giving back to their communities in a ratio that fairly matches their tax exemptions, which add up to more than $12 billion annually, the New York Times reported.
Hospitals in New Jersey spent just under $1 billion for charity care last year, a modest increase from 2011 but still well short of the total spent in 2010, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
Healthcare leaders must adapt to regulatory, technology, medical and market changes that are forcing the re-invention of healthcare. A report from Mannett Health Solutions identifies 10 "megatrends" and the smaller movements and sub-trends supporting them. We round up four of interest.