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ACA is big boost to bottom line of safety net hospitals

The Affordable Care Act is restoring health to the bottom lines of safety net hospitals, according to USA Today.

TX physicians create cash-only practices for uninsured

In Texas, which has millions of uninsured residents, doctors and patients increasingly rely on a cash-based finance model--a system that appears to work for both parties, according to the  Texas Tribune.

Ohio hospitals offer patient loan programs

Some Ohio hospitals provide loans to patients struggling to meet their insurance deductibles or co-payments, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Hospitals less likely to transfer insured trauma patients

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.

SC unveils hospital price website

South Carolina has unveiled a website that provides price data for 60 of the state's hospitals, the Associated Press reported.

Study: Hospitals less likely to transfer uninsured, women to another facility

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.

Uncompensated care at hospitals totaled $45.9B in 2012

United States hospitals provided $45.9 billion in uncompensated care in 2012, according to data from the American Hospital Association

ACA regs to prevent overcharging uninsured still not final

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.

SC hospitals begin outreach program to uninsured

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.

Why pricing transparency does matter

An uninsured physician assistant learns the true cost of care when faced with the need for emergency surgery.