PayerWithout Medicare Part B's Shield, Patient's Family Owes $81K for a Single Air-Ambulance Flight
Sky-high bills from air-ambulance providers have sparked complaints and federal action in recent years.
StrategyIn Fight Over Medicare Payments, the Hospital Lobby Shows Its Strength
Hospitals argue they need the extra money because they have higher costs.
Revenue CycleMultiCare Faces Fraud Allegations in DOJ, Washington State Complaint
The allegations stem from a whistleblower lawsuit filed against a former neurosurgeon at Deaconness Hospital in Spokane.
PayerNew York City Joins Local Governments in Erasing Billions in Medical Debt
The idea of local government erasing debt emerged a couple of years ago in Chicago.
StrategyMore Hospitals Seeking M&A Due to Financial Pressures
Transactions were on the rise in 2023 and much of the momentum is expected to continue this year.
StrategyRivals Hudson Regional Hospital, CarePoint Health to Join Forces
The two organizations have opted to create a four-hospital network called Hudson Health System.
StrategyRural hospitals are caught in an aging-infrastructure conundrum
An increase in costs amid lower payments from insurance plans makes it harder for small hospitals to fund large capital...
InnovationIs Pharmacy Expansion Right For Your Health System?
In an effort to increase margins, improve clinical care, and rise to competitors, some health systems are looking to expand...
FinanceHospital Operating Margins on the Mend, But...
...year-over-year still short of pre-pandemic levels.
Revenue CyclePodcast: 'An Arm and a Leg': When Hospitals Sue Patients (Part 2)
Dan Weissmann goes toe-to-toe with Scott Purcell, CEO of ACA International, a trade association for the collection industry.
TechnologyWhy Should a Hospital Move to the Cloud?
A hardware breakdown prompted Deborah Heart and Lung Center to outsource its data storage services. How do other health systems...
Pharma'They See a Cash Cow': Corporations Could Consume $50B of Opioid Settlements
But as the dollars land in government coffers a swarm of private, public, nonprofit, and for-profit entities are eyeing the...