Emergency departments are less likely to trans fe r severely injured patients with health insurance to trauma ce nters, ac cording to a new study published in JAMA Surgery.
South Carolina has unveiled a website that provides price data for 60 of the state's hospitals, the Associated Press reported.
Uninsured patients and women are much less likely to undergo interhospital transfer, a contributing factor in healthcare disparities, according to a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
United States hospitals provided $45.9 billion in uncompensated care in 2012, according to data from the American Hospital Association
The Obama administration is in no hurry to enact Affordable Care Act-related rules intended to prevent hospitals from potentially overcharging patients, a ccording to Time Magazine.
South Carolina's hospitals will launch an integrated program this week intended to reduce the number of uninsured patients who make emergency room visits for care, reported WMBF News.
An uninsured physician assistant learns the true cost of care when faced with the need for emergency surgery.
The California Hospital Association (CHA) has released a new guidebook that enables hospitals to enroll uninsured patients in the state's health insurance exchange, Covered California, which will begin taking consumer applications Oct. 1.
The release of what thousands of hospitals charge for their most common procedures last spring has done little to provide greater price transparency, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Defenders of the federal 340B drug program, which allows non-profit and public hospitals to purchase pharmaceuticals at a steep discount, argued earlier this week that it made no sense to restrict access only to low-income or uninsured patients.