A handful of California hospitals are asking the state's attorney general to let them lower their state-mandated charity care costs, after the AG's predecessor denied the requests. Now that more patients have insurance, the hospitals say the need for charity care is far lower.
Community health centers fear federal funds will come too late, leading to cuts in prevention efforts
While community health centers remain cautiously optimistic that the latest effort to extend federal funding for their programs will succeed, when and where the money comes from is important to them as well.
Driven by new care and payment models, a growing number of healthcare organizations are starting to take a hard look at how they can influence factors outside the delivery system—social determinants—to impact community health.
As the deadline looms for Congress to act on a number of major funding priorities, anxiety grows among community health center providers as they fear their funding needs may be forgotten.
A new study finds promise in hospitals addressing health disparity issues within the community setting of a barbershop.
UnitedHealthcare and the not-for-profit Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers will design community-based models to care for complex patients. MacArthur Fellowship winner Dr. Jeffrey Brenner will head up the partnership.
The health system will not provide information about the immigration status of its patients, students or employees, unless there are appropriate legal proceedings, CEO and President Dr. Steven Safyer wrote in a letter to the Montefiore community.
What groups are responsible for tackling social determinants of health, how their efforts should be funded, and what models actually work are a few of the challenges in efforts to improve population health.
The ability to keep moving has enabled Einstein Healthcare Network to survive 150 years and grow from a 22-bed hospital in an old farmhouse to a comprehensive healthcare provider and education leader with hospitals and outpatient-care centers across the Philadelphia region.
Expectations that the ACA-driven reduction in charitable care would force the nation's largest not-for-profit healthcare systems to step up their investment in community-based prevention programs have yet to be fulfilled.
Roughly 3 million nurses work throughout the healthcare industry, including at community hospitals, doctors’ offices, retail clinics, schools at all grade levels—and especially in a growing number of C-suite positions at health systems across the country. These awards are designed to...
Friday's warning from CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden came as lawmakers start to sort out a stopgap government funding bill that is being targeted to also carry long-delayed money to battle Zika, which is spreading more widely in the U.S. It can not only cause microcephaly—in which babies are...