FEMA approves more for Katrina-damaged Charity Hospital
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that it has approved $150 million for Hurricane Katrina-related damage to Charity Hospital. The amount is far less than the $492 million that Louisiana claims the damage is worth but considerably more than the $23 million that FEMA previously had said it was willing to pay. The federal reimbursement is critical to the state's efforts to pay for a $1.2 billion teaching hospital it wants to build in downtown New Orleans. Any money the federal government puts up reduces the amount of debt that the new hospital must carry.
- mHealth Tackles Readmissions
- 'Kafkaesque' Value System Unfairly Penalizes Doctor Pay
- CNO Leads $1M Charge for New Scrubs, Uniforms
- Targeting Self-Insured Populations
- MA an Insurance Proving Ground for Providers
- Sharp HealthCare Leaves Pioneer ACO Program
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US
- Docs Fret as HHS Addresses Malpractice Reporting 'Loopholes'
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013