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Small MS health system must write down $88 million in patient debt

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.

Ohio Medicaid surpluses may be short-lived

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.

AHA: Hospitals provided $45.9B in uncompensated care

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. 

2014 Year-in-Preview: Six trends that will impact healthcare finance

FierceHealthFinance Editor Ron Shrinkman predicts six trends that will impact healthcare finance in 2014.

Catholic hospitals spend less than average on charity care

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.

Cities, legislatures challenge tax breaks, status of nonprofit 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.

NJ charity care drops slightly in 2012

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.

4 super-sized healthcare trends

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.

NJ hospitals spent $998M on charity care in 2012

Hospitals in the Garden State spent approximately $998 million on charity care in 2012, a $2.5 million increase from the previous year, according to  NJ.com

Lawsuit claims two Wash. hospitals violated state law on charity care

A lawsuit filed this week accuses two Washington state hospitals of violating state law by neglecting charity care, the Yakima Herald-Republic reports.