Topic: Uncompensated Care
Hospitals are investing in community programs, despite losing nearly $76 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments in 2017, according to AHA.
Healthcare was long considered an outlier compared to the rest of the economy, but it’s now behaving more in line with other industries, PwC says.
Hospitals’ uncompensated care burden is likely to rise, but there are steps they can take to mitigate the risks, according to a new report.
Public health and economic problems would ensue if the rule is finalized and millions of children and adults disenroll, says Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could impact as much as $4 billion in uncompensated care payments.
The Department of Health and Human Services has asked the Supreme Court to review a case with as much as $4 billion in Medicare payments at stake.
Ascension Health has cut hundreds of jobs in Michigan, a growing trend as systems face fiscal pressures.
Orthopedics is the medical specialty with the highest out-of-pocket cost estimates for patients.
House Republicans are trying to lock in votes today on a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.
Federal budget cuts might force many hospitals, particularly those that serve rural communities, to scale back services or close.