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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.

Charity care should not count in DSH payments, HHS argues

Representatives from the Department of Health & Human Services argued last week before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that lawmakers did not intend for charity care to count in calculating disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, according to  Becker's Hospital Review.

AHA asks Congress to preserve financing, donation rules

As Congress continues to scrutinize how to change the tax code regarding the regulation of non-profit organizations, the American Hospital Association submitted its proposals to the Senate Finance Committee on what the government should retain and change.

Oregon hospitals improved bottom line, cut charity care

During the depths of the Great Recession, Oregon's hospitals as a whole were able to improve their bottom line, in part by trimming charity care for patients,  The Oregonian  reported.

Financial counseling at the bedside

The Via Christi hospital system in Kansas is resorting to a proactive way to collect patient debt: Financial counseling at the bedside.

Meritus Health on its commitment to charity care

With critics around the country increasingly questioning whether nonprofit hospitals are providing enough charity care to justify their tax-exempt status, the pressure is on for nonprofits to...

Community benefits represent 11.6% of nonprofit hospital spending

An average of 11.6 percent of nonprofit hospital expenses go to community benefits, a look at Schedule H tax forms by Ernst & Young shows, up from 11.3 percent in the previous year's tax returns.

Nonprofit hospitals get conflicting messages about tax exemptions

Officials in Charleston, W.V., have no intention of ever asking the local hospitals to give up their tax exemptions, saying what they provide in charity care far outweighs the potential revenue that could be gained, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.