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.
StrategyAHA asks CMS to Spike IRF Demonstration Audits
The proposed integrity audit on inpatient rehabilitation facilities in four states during the public health emergency raises a number of...
StrategyProcedures Removed From the IPO List
Additionally, they removed 16 other procedures recommended by the Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel.
Covid-19Long-Haul Covid Cases Cast New Light on Chronic Fatigue Sufferers
The percentage of covid patients who become long haulers is hard to pin down ? in part because many early...
Revenue Cycle2021 Hospital Visit Volumes Expected to Stay Low
Visits stagnated below pre-COVID-19 levels in the last 25 weeks of 2020 and will likely stay that way throughout 2021.
FinanceHigh Covid-19 Inpatient Volumes, Spooked Consumers, Stress Provider Margins
The coronavirus pandemic wreaked bottom line havoc on the nation's healthcare delivery system in 2020 and that trend is expected...
NursingCalifornia Is Overriding Its Limits on Nurse Workloads as Covid Surges
As covid patients continue to flood California emergency rooms, hospitals are increasingly desperate to find enough staffers to care for...
Covid-19Fitch: Pandemic Stresses Staff, Raises Costs at Not-for-Profit Hospitals
The situation will only get worse as the epidemic drags on, and especially if multiple areas of the nation encounter...
Covid-19Flu Season? Only 925 Cases of Seasonal Influenza Reported So Far.
Researchers say the U.S. may see fewer than 1,000 flu deaths this season if safety protocols for the coronavirus pandemic...
StrategyCMS 'Final Snapshot' Shows 8.3M Enrolled in Individual Market Plans
CMS says the numbers are roughly on par with individual marketplace enrollment in 2020.
Covid-19In Los Angeles and Beyond, Oxygen Is the Latest Covid Bottleneck
It's gotten so bad that L.A. County officials are warning paramedics to conserve it.