FinanceMoody's: Texas Suspending Elective Surgeries is Credit Negative for Hospitals
Moody's stated that the decision to suspend elective procedures will "dampen earnings from facilities in those counties and slow companies'...
FinanceEssential Worker Shoulders $1,840 Pandemic Debt Due To COVID Cost Loophole
If you suspect you have COVID-19 and need to isolate to protect vulnerable members of your household, call your local...
FinanceAHA: Hospital Losses Could Top $323B in 2020
Financial woes for the nation's hospitals are worsening as the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge.
FinanceS&P Expects Lower Funded Ratios for Nonprofit Healthcare Pension Plans in FY 2020
The ratings agency found that the median funded status of defined benefit plans fell from 84% in fiscal year 2019...
StrategyCourt Upholds CMS' Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule
Trump claims "BIG VICTORY for patients." The plaintiffs, led by the American Hospital Association, will appeal the ruling.
FinanceMedical Cost Trend Could Hit 10% in 2021
One upshot for provider organizations is that it will be crucial to build out virtual mental health care options and...
FinanceCMS Proposes Rule to Base Prescription Drug Payments on Patient Outcomes
CMS stated that the proposed rule will also bolster the agency's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.
FinanceHigh-Deductible Health Plans Cause Patients to Delay Care
High-cost insurance deductibles also cause physicians to change the way they provide care, finds a survey of independent physicians.
StrategyWealthy Hospital Taps Craft Breweries for Aid to Buy Masks, Gloves
Beltway Brewing has donated more than $18,000 from its sales to Inova Health to help buy PPE.
FinanceHow Rich Investors, Not Doctors, Profit from Marking Up ER Bills
TeamHealth, a medical staffing firm owned by private-equity giant Blackstone, charges multiples more than the cost of ER care. All...
FinanceUnsubsidized Families Face More than $25K in Annual Premiums and Deductibles Buying ACA Plans
The average monthly premium for an individual was $456, according to the survey, up 68% since 2014.
FinanceMolina to Waive COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Costs for Rest of 2020
The Long Beach, California?based insurer also covers office visits, urgent care, and ER visits related to the coronavirus outbreak.