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...
Guest post by Alan Sager In 1960, 42 acute care hospitals with 8,000 beds served Detroit's 1.7 million residents. But only four hospitals with 2,700 beds survived to served 700,000 residents in...
A new GAO report ound that Congress has modified how Medicare reimburses certain hospitals under the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS), with 91 percent of hospitals receiving an adjustment or exemption to the IPPS flat fee per stay.
In this exclusive interview, Brent Grimes, administrative director of patient account services at Integris Health, tells FierceHealthFinance how Integris is using data analytics to weather shrinking reimbursements and inform its collections strategy.
Nonprofit hospitals could get leeway concerning community health needs assessments (CHNA) requirements, thanks to a newly proposed rule from the Internal Revenue Service that will excuse minor and inadvertent omissions and errors.
Guest post by Kerry Gillespie From the football coach facing the media after a big game to a mom or dad reviewing with their spouse a parenting decision made in the heat of the moment, no one enjoys...
Parkland Memorial Hospital in Texas was so singularly focused on building a new facility and maintaining cash reserves that it neglected the safety of its patients being treated in its existing facility.
Moody's Investors Service's downgraded a historic $20 billion in nonprofit healthcare debt in 2012, compared with a $6.4 billion downgrade in 2011.
Moody's Investors Service said yesterday nonprofit hospitals' growth will remain negative in 2013 for the fifth straight year.
An investigation by The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer provides more proof that hospital employment means higher prices for patients and higher reimbursement for providers.