A new report by the Brookings Institution questions previous studies that delve into the vast differences in healthcare spending in different regions of the country.
Hospital budgets are rising in Vermont at one of the lowest rates on record, with many of the state's inpatient care facilities filing estimated budgets significantly lower than the numbers projected by the state's Green Mountain Care Board, according to t he Brattleboro Reformer.
Tennessee's rural hospitals continue to struggle, bearing the burden of the state's decision to pass on expanding the Medicaid program, the Memphis Daily News repor ted.
Physicians often labor under what is described as a "culture of perfection" that deflects efforts to reduce the number of medical errors in hospital settings.
When it comes to high-pri ced clinical treatments with murky evidence of effectiveness, proton beam therapy takes the cake. As hospitals rake in the profits, payers are left with the bill for a treatment that can cost $30, 000 more than other types of radiation therapies.
Eighty-two Illinois hospitals will pay more than $16 million in collective readmission penalties for not reducing their preventable readmissions, the state Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced last week.
Fallout over Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice's assault of his then-fiancee Janay Palmer has renewed the conversation on domestic violence and how various healthcare providers collaborate on programs to aid victims.
Demand response programs for energy consumption can help hospitals cut costs and save big bucks, Healthcare Finance News repo rted.
As the demand for nurses increases amid rising patient numbers, aging baby boomers and more individuals covered under healthcare reform, the United States will need to produce 1.1 million new registered nurses by 2022 to fill jobs and replace retirees.
Five hotly contested governor races could have a big impact on Medicaid expansion. If the Democrats take Florida, Maine, Kansas, Wisconsin and Georgia, an additional 1.7 million people would likely become eligible for Medicaid coverage.