FinanceHigh-Deductible Plans Jeopardize Financial Health Of Patients And Rural Hospitals
In rural areas, where high-deductible plans are even more prevalent and incomes tend to be lower, patients often struggle to...
InnovationEight More Hospitals Join PA's Rural Health Model
The Rural Health Model, the first of its kind, creates an alternative payment model that transitions hospitals from fee-for-service to...
Clinical CareCMS Eliminates Direct Supervision Requirement for Hospitals
This rule places decisions about supervision in the control of hospitals and physicians involved in patient care and will make...
Clinical CareCoping With Loss Of Hospital, Rural Town Realizes: We Don't Need A Hospital
It's been about a year since the hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., closed. The lessons for this community about meeting...
StrategyGundersen, Marshfield Clinic Call Off Merger Talks
The two nonprofits had announced a possible 'merger of equals' about seven months ago.
FinanceStandalone Hospitals in the M&A Era: 3 CFOs to Watch
Finance leaders at three independent hospitals in Illinois, New York, and California discuss the opportunities and challenges of operating as...
FinanceRural Subsidy-Eligible ACA Enrollees See Biggest Premium Declines
Monthly premiums fell from $288 in 2017 to $162 in 2019 for subsidy-eligible enrollees in rural markets.
FinanceCongress Looks to Fix ACA's 'Rural Glitch'
The bill would fix a regional calculation that forces accountable care organizations to measure their performance against themselves and disproportionately...
StrategySt. Luke's CEO to Retire in 2020, COO to Take Over
Dr. David Pate has been at the helm of the Boise, Idaho?based health system for a decade.
StrategyGeorgia Sends Small Hospital Execs, Board Members to the Classroom
The curriculum addresses financial and regulatory issues facing rural hospital in Georgia.
Clinical CareThey Enrolled in Medical School To Practice Rural Medicine. What Happened?
Of the eight University of Kansas Medical School graduates, just three chose to go where the shortages are most evident.
Clinical CarePTAC OKs Model to Boost Stroke Care at Rural Hospitals
Telemedicine-based ACCESS program has proven successful in New Mexico.