PayerHHS to Audit PRF-Funded Hospitals for Balanced Billing Compliance
Healthcare providers that received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) monies will be assessed on how they billed for out-of-network patients who...
PayerThe Doctor Didn't Show Up, but the Hospital ER Still Charged $1,012
Many patients don't understand that they can rack up huge bills almost as soon as they walk through the doors...
Clinical CareHealthcare Company With Emergency Room and Urgent Care Model Thriving
During the coronavirus pandemic, Intuitive Health has experienced strong patient volume growth and has retained clinical staff.
Payer5 California Ballot Measures to Watch for in November 2022
Whether healthcare reforms meet with support or opposition, all represent an effort to control the direction of the delivery system.
NursingEmergency Nurses Association Welcomes New Leadership
2022 president Jennifer Schmitz's focus will be on helping emergency nurses through pandemic exhaustion.
Clinical CareWith Overdose Deaths Surging, Advocates on the Ground Push for Over-the-Counter Naloxone
As overdose deaths nationwide reach all-time highs, the Biden administration has made increasing access to naloxone a key part of...
Covid-19ERs Are Swamped With Seriously Ill Patients, Although Many Don't Have COVID
Even in parts of the country where COVID isn't overwhelming the health system, patients are showing up to the ER...
Covid-19Organ Centers to Transplant Patients: Get a COVID Shot or Move Down on Waitlist
Many transplant programs have chosen to either bar patients who refuse to take the COVID vaccines from receiving transplants, or...
StrategyHospitals Confront Climate Change as Patients Sick From Floods and Fires Crowd ERs
One recent assessment predicts annual U.S. heat deaths could reach nearly 60,000 by 2050.
PayerCMS Issues Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule. Payers Praise! Hospitals Howl!
The rule lays out how payers and providers will resolve billing disputes under the No Surprises Act.
Covid-19COVID Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites
Since the pandemic began, about 1 in 434 rural Americans have died of COVID, compared with roughly 1 in 513...