Medicare's Value-Based Purchasing and Hospital Readmissions Reduction programs are more likely to penalize safety-net hospitals than any other prospective payment system, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
Despite a nationwide slowdown on healt hcare spending, a new stu dy by healthcare economics consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo shows that consumers now spend more on healthcare through higher out-of-pocket expenses and premium costs.
The state of New Hampshire has reached a settlement with the state's hospitals on a tax to leverage federal Medicaid funds, the Associated Press reported.
Hospital charges for ailments that are fairly simple to treat rose dramatically in 2012 compared to 2011, according to a New York Times ' analysis of recently updated pricing data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Hospitals have resisted price transparency in small and large ways. That makes sense, because being opaque about what you charge presents specific business advantages--such as the ability to charge...
The base pay of healthcare and insurance executives beat physician salaries by a long shot, according to an analysis performed for The New York Times by Compdata Surveys. And that's before taking nonsalary compensation into account.
One provision tucked into the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule would push hospitals further down the road toward price transparency.
Most hospital and health system leaders said their organizations were ready to transition to ICD- 10 this year but they didn't think that physicians and payers were prepared, ac cording to a new Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) survey.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Wednesday issued a proposed rule for 2015 that reduces payment for readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions, but provides no changes to the controversial two-midnight rule.
Florida lawmakers have momentarily retreated from a new formula for dispensing funds to safety net hospitals that many providers said would have been disastrous, the Miami Herald reported.