StrategyWhen Births Go Horribly Wrong, Florida Protects Doctors and Forces Families to Pay the Price
A Florida program designed to reduce doctors' malpractice bills strips families of their right to sue, offering instead a one-time...
FinanceDespite COVID, Many Wealthy Hospitals Had a Banner Year With Federal Bailout
Some of the nation's richest hospitals and health systems recorded hundreds of millions of dollars in surpluses after accepting the...
Revenue CycleOIG: Mississippi-based Hospital Overcharged Medicare $67k for Polysomnography Services
To determine whether Medicare claims that North Mississippi submitted for polysomnography services complied with Medicare requirements, the OIG reviewed a...
StrategyOIG: U.S. Hospitals in 'Survival Mode'
Hospital finances are stressed, care access is threatened, and staff are burned out.
StrategyAHA, Health System CEOs Urge Senate to Extend Freeze on Medicare Sequester Cuts
Rick Pollack was joined by CEOs of University Hospitals Health System, Mon Health System, and Our Lady of the Lake...
FinanceKaufman Hall: February Hospital Margins 'Slim to Negative'
As COVID-19 volumes declined in February, hospitals saw new admissions, margins and revenues fall.
Covid-19Need Amid Plenty: Richest US Counties Are Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger
The financial fallout of covid-19 has pushed child hunger to record levels.
StrategyQuest Diagnostics to Acquire Mercy Outreach Lab Services Business
The acquisition is a step to "broaden access to innovative convenient lab services" in the Midwest and is slated to...
Revenue CycleOIG: BCBS of Michigan Overpaid the Federal Government $14.5M for Certain High-Risk Diagnoses
The Office of Inspector General audit found that most of the selected ICD-10-CM codes that BCBSM submitted to CMS for...
FinanceHospital Revenues in 2021 Could Drop $122B Below Pre-pandemic Levels
A new forecast suggests that pandemic-related financial stressors will continue well into the new year and could threaten patient care...
FinancePandemic Continues to Strain Hospital Volumes, Margins, Revenues in 2021
Year-over-year volumes fell across most metrics as many healthcare consumers continued to avoid or delay care.
FinanceCommonSpirit Q2 Revenues Rose to $8.2B, Up 7.5%
Excluding CARES Act money, revenues hit $8 billion, operating income was $70 million, a 0.9% margin, and EBITDA was $544,...