Uncompensated care; Unpaid bills

> Early signs indicate that the uncompensated care beleaguering for-profit hospitals "may have reached a trough," says New York-based Fitch Ratings. "Fitch does not expect another significant leg-down unless the economy experiences a double-dip recession scenario. However, near-term improvement in this area is unlikely." Press release

> Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital has filed a class-action lawsuit against Ohio Valley Medical Center and its parent for failing to pay $4.5 million in employee medical bills, reports West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Article

> Six nonprofit hospitals in New Hampshire say their CEOs' six-figure salaries are justified and will withstand a review by the New Hampshire Attorney General, reports the Union Leader. Article

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