FinanceTop-earning Nonprofit Hospitals Shortchange Charity Care
Study finds nonprofit hospitals with thicker bottom lines gave disproportionately lower levels of charity care.
StrategyWhen Your Doctor Is Also A Lobbyist: Inside The War Over Surprise Medical Bills
Bills with the most momentum are making more and more concessions to physicians.
FinanceSurprise Billing Prevalent in Elective Surgeries
A study found that 20.5% of elective surgeries came with an out-of-network bill with an average charge of $2,011.
FinancePatients Stuck With Bills After Insurers Don't Pay As Promised
When insurers revoke their decision to pay after the service is completed, patients are legally on the hook for the...
StrategyCMS Proposes 0.93% Pay Rate Hike for MA Plans in 2021
The rate hike is part of a broader package of proposed "refinements" for Medicare Advantage and the Part D Quality...
FinancePatients Caught In Crossfire Between Giant Hospital Chain, Large Insurer
Disagreements between insurers and health systems that leave patients stranded are a perennial problem in U.S. healthcare.
StrategyThere's Still Time: 3 Threats Could Thwart Hospital Price Transparency Rule
Although the Trump administration has already declared a political victory by standing up to the hospital lobby, there's still a...
FinanceLower Income Households Spend One-Third of Income on Healthcare
Researchers stated that plans to move towards "more privately paid healthcare" would shift the burden further onto low-income households.
InnovationCMS to Combine, Standardize Compare Tools
The new format is designed to facilitate access through a single-entry point.
Clinical CareCardinal Health Announces Recall for 9.1M Surgical Gowns
An investigation determined that some gowns made since September 2018 were produced in unapproved locations with unsanitary conditions.
FinanceMedicare Overpaid for Postoperative Care by $2.6B in 2018
Less than 40% of postoperative visits paid for by Medicare were provided following major surgical procedures.
InnovationHow Fast Can A New Internet Standard For Sharing Patient Data Catch Fire?
The demand for freer exchange of healthcare information is creating an electronic health record market estimated to reach $38 billion...