Not-for-profit hospitals could see a migration of commercially insured patients to exchanges, where reimbursement rates may be lower, says a report from Moody's Investors Service. Commercial rates have traditionally subsidized Medicare losses and driven profitability for most hospitals. >>>
It's impossible for healthcare finance executives to know for sure what impact the health insurance exchanges will have on their organizations' bottom lines. Even so, Ascension Health affiliates across the country are forecasting, planning, and educating. >>>
It would be easy to focus on the price of the federal government's health insurance marketplace and expect it to work better than some Web startup launched by a couple of heavily-caffeinated kids. But it wouldn't be fair. >>>
When it comes to blood clots in surgical patients, "vigilant hospitals get penalized because [when] they look more, they find more. Their rankings look atrocious," says the author of a report blasting a patient safety measure that he says is driving unintended consequences. >>>
The volume of healthcare mergers and acquisitions lately has been stunning. But to some hospital and health system executives, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>
Without federal support, hospitals and health systems in Texas are hampered in their efforts to help the uninsured enroll in health insurance exchanges. >>>
Healthcare providers appear willing to embrace the new model of population health, but the first order of business for many is to sort out the financial issues. >>>
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