Safety-net hospitals experience higher mortality, complication and readmission rates--along with higher costs--for nine common elective surgical procedures,according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery.
Although hospital closures remain a major concern within the healthcare industry, they did not significantly affect hospitalizations or mortality rates in recent years, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
The Affordable Care Act is restoring health to the bottom lines of safety net hospitals, according to USA Today.
Steward Health Care System, which owns several safety nets, and Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East yesterday launched the Massachusetts Healthcare Equality and Affordability League to fight payment inequalities that favor a handful high-cost wealthy Boston hospitals.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers found patient population, rather than a hospital's resources (defined as Medicaid burden), best predicts quality outcomes for pediatric patients, according to the study in this month's Pediatrics.
Safety-net hospitals that receive generous public subsidies will experience significant financial reversals if they do not change their business practices prior to the Affordable Care Act taking effect in 2014, according to a Commonwealth Fund study.
Although safety-net hospitals face financial pressures to treat large numbers of uninsured and low-income patients, quality of care doesn't suffer, according to a study published in the August Health Affairs.
The decision to keep Medicaid rolls as-is, and forgo expansion as allowed under health reform would be devastating for safety-net hospitals and patients, Bruce Siegel, M.D., President and CEO of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems said.
A group of safety-net hospitals that serve Chicago's vulnerable populations proposed a plan that will cut Medicaid spending by $1.4 billion, reported Crain's Chicago Business. In particular, the
As safety-net hospitals across the country worry about reimbursement cuts, a new report from the Commonwealth Fund offers strategies to help safety nets continue to treat poor and uninsured patients.