U.S. hospitals provided $41.1 billion in uncompensated care in 2011, according to the American Hospital Association's latest annual survey.
Hospitals will see the greatest unplanned cuts to DSH funding in Texas, Louisiana and Florida, which have all decided against expanding Medicaid.
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.
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 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
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
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
Uninsured families currently can afford to fully pay for only about 12 percent of the hospital stays they might experience, according to a new brief released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health
Alzheimer's disease will take an increasing toll on the healthcare industry and entitlement programs, report USA Today and Reuters. Altogether, $183 billion is expected to be spent on professional
In an effort to cut costs during the still sluggish economy, the Cleveland Clinic will stop providing care to uninsured patients who can't pay, aren't eligible for government assistance and who live