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Hospitals in Texas, hurting from the state's decision not to pursue additional Medicaid funds, are now exploring how to distribute current funds more equitably.
Idaho lawmakers, fearing their state is falling behind in terms of healthcare price transparency and quality reporting, are now pushing a bill that would require hospitals to post procedure prices and costs, the Idaho Statesman reported.
Medicaid providers in Alaska state a faulty claims processing system has put them on shaky financial ground as they await payments held up for months, reported the Alaska Dispatch.
Hospital charges continue to rise, with some procedures billed at more than 10 times their cost, according to a statement from National Nurses United.
Uncompensated care provided by U.S. hospitals rose $4.8 billion (11.7 percent) in 2012 to $45.9 billion, according to the American Hospital Association's Annual Survey of Hospitals.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has made a draft recommendation that includes a modest bump in payments to hospitals while also suggesting cuts to nursing homes.
Federally Qualified Health Centersr (FQHCs) in medically underserved areas would receive a 30 percent boost in payment from the Medicare program under a proposal released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released last week.
Three former anesthesiologists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have filed a lawsuit alleging the Nashville, Tenn., hospital fraudulently billed Medicare for more than 10 years, The Tennessean reported.
If the Department of Health and Human Services follows a recent recommendation to reconsider funding for the critical access hospital program, dozens of hospitals in the Lone Star State could wind up shutting down.