Jack O'Brien is the Content Team Lead and Finance Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.
The study found that more than $64 million of additional out-of-pocket payments are made each year to physicians providing emergency care out of network compared to what would have been paid for in-network care.
The social assistance sector added 25,000 jobs last month, mostly due to hiring in individual and family services.
The ratings actions took place less than a week after Fitch revised its outlook for St. Cloud-based CentraCare Health from 'Negative' to 'Stable.'
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The ratings agency also affirmed CentraCare's 'AA-' rating on $402 million of revenue bonds issued by the City of St. Cloud on behalf of the provider organization.
The study also indicated that state public health spending levels were not restored after cuts made during the Great Recession.
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