A Modern Healthcare analysis shows that tax-exempt hospitals provide a wide range of charity care.
The share price of Adeptus Health crashed 68% Wednesday after the operator of free-standing emergency departments posted a surprise $14.5 million loss from operations in the third quarter and took emergency measures to avoid a cash crunch.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 24, 2016, covered the following topics: Faith-based hospitals, Roman Catholic hospitals and quality at Catholic hospitals.
California's public hospitals will receive up to $472 million annually for the remaining four years of a waiver meant to reform the state's Medicaid program.
More than 400 hospitals have reached undisclosed settlements with the federal government over challenges to methods HHS uses to calculate disproportionate-share hospital payments.
The CMS continues to adjust its formula for distributing disproportionate-share payments for safety net hospitals based on initial assumptions about insurance coverage under the ACA that have not panned out.
New Jersey safety net hospitals face a 40% reduction in state funding for fiscal 2017, including losing out on a $50 million reprieve from state lawmakers in the final version of the budget.
Two Washington state men have filed a class-action lawsuit against Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle, claiming the hospital failed to screen them for free or discounted care under the Washington Charity Care Act.
With surprise medical bills and high out-of-pocket costs getting increasing political attention, some hospitals and physician groups around the country are drawing criticism for their aggressive collection actions against patients.
Doctors Hospital of Michigan is still open for business and expected to emerge from bankruptcy under new ownership—and it's newly renamed to an old name: Pontiac General Hospital.
The promise of the ACA for hospitals was that bad debt—a figure that reflects bills a hospital can't collect—would shrink substantially under the law's coverage expansions. The reality, so far, is less uniformly dramatic, even though 20 million fewer Americans are uninsured.
A federal appeals court has upheld Virginia's certificate-of-need law despite arguments from two doctors who allege the statute is unconstitutional.