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Hospital group lobbies against proposed $2B provider cuts

A top hospital lobbying group spoke out against a provision in President Barack Obama's budget proposal that cuts about $2 billion to healthcare providers, according to the National Journal.

AHA: Hospitals provided $45.9B in uncompensated care

U.S. hospitals provided $45.9 billion in uncompensated care in 2012, according to the American Hospital Association, which published data on uncompensated care costs from hospitals across the country. 

Children's hospital reaches out to parents

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is implementing new strategies to reach out to adults, USA Today reports.

Hospital uncompensated care costs stable--for now

U.S. hospitals provided $41.1 billion in uncompensated care in 2011, according to the American Hospital Association's latest annual survey.

Hospital DSH payments to plummet without Medicaid expansion

Hospitals will see the greatest unplanned cuts to DSH funding in Texas, Louisiana and Florida, which have all decided against expanding Medicaid.

Hospitals face new cost, patient challenges with Medicaid expansion

With Medicaid expansion projected to add 7 million newly insured patients, hospitals must be prepared for the challenges and benefits when the health reform provision takes effect in 2014, according to PwC's Health Research Institute.

Hospitals record bad debt more accurately

Recent changes to how hospitals must report uncompensated care have resulted in more accurate reporting of net revenue, Fitch Ratings said in its Thursday report. Fitch revealed that hospitals still...

Cleveland Clinic blasted, urged to help MetroHealth crisis

Cleveland Clinic once again comes under criticism from Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) when the congressman yesterday urged the leading hospital to provide financial help to the struggling safety-net

Cleveland Clinic slammed for limited charity care amid area layoffs

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Tuesday criticized Cleveland Clinic for not providing enough uncompensated care to the area's low-income residents, reports The Plain Dealer. Nearby MetroHealth

4 top reasons for hospital layoffs

Blame it on the economy, the government, or even the hospital leaders themselves, but hospitals from coast to coast have reported recent layoffs. Hospitals have attributed the pink slips to reduced