Hospitals and physician groups--expecting a rise in the number of patients with high-deductible health insurance plans--are coming up with strategies to ensure they receive payment f or providing services for scheduled or elective surgeries. Among the most popular options: Collecting cash upfront and enrolling patients in payment plans, accordi ng to the Chicago Tribune.
Bad debt expenses for for-profit hospitals, which grew considerably during the Great Recession, have not receded during the economic recovery and Fitch Ratings Service isn't sure the Affordable Care Act will make much of a difference.
The growing popularity of high-deductible insurance plans is leaving more hospitals stuck with unpaid bills, Kaiser Health News reported.
U.S. hospitals provided $41.1 billion in uncompensated care in 2011, according to the American Hospital Association's latest annual survey.
Deb Beaulieu The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) last week released its latest report on the traits that make for a successful practice. For the study, MGMA identified 549
Physicians are surely feeling the pain of patients' inability to pay their medical bills. Take Dr. Dan Buerger, a surgeon at Pittsburgh Oculoplastic Associates Ltd. Thanks to a struggling economy and
While many hospitals nationwide have struggled to collect money from patients lacking health insurance in recent years, a survey conducted by the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council determined that
The healthcare industry is once again starting to show signs of stability after several topsy-turvy years, said Martin Arrick, managing director of corporate and government ratings for the
For one reason or another, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services don't always implement the recommendations
Franklin, Tenn.-based hospital giant Community Health Systems (CHS) Inc. is a high-conviction stock at Snow Capital Management L.P., according to Nathan Snyder, chief operating officer of the