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Some California hospitals seek to cut charity care by more than half

Some California hospitals seek to cut charity care by more than half

By Tara Bannow  |  December 18, 2017

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.

Data Points: Social Responsibility

Data Points: Social Responsibility

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 23, 2017

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.

Commentary: Urban hospitals still fill a unique role in their communities

Commentary: Urban hospitals still fill a unique role in their communities

By Barry R. Freedman  |  October 29, 2016

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.

Not-for-profit systems still working on community outreach

Not-for-profit systems still working on community outreach

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 24, 2016

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.

Nominations sought for Excellence in Nursing Awards

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

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...

CDC is out of money to battle Zika

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 10, 2016

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...

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