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What it costs hospitals to reverse an opioid overdose

What it costs hospitals to reverse an opioid overdose

Some patients who overdose are revived quickly with a reversal drug like naloxone. But depending on how fast they reach the hospital, and what kind of opioid they took, others may be put on a ventilator. They can wind up in the hospital for days, perhaps weeks.

To build or not to build?

To build or not to build?

Smaller hospitals are scaling down and stripping services, while larger systems are doubling down on their outpatient facilities, which are generating a greater portion of revenue.

Budget deal could boost credit for safety-net hospitals

Budget deal could boost credit for safety-net hospitals

Congress' decision to delay Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payment cuts has the double benefit of sprucing up the credit quality of safety-net hospitals and local governments, according to Moody's Investors Service.

Disrupted: American healthcare has reached its tipping point

Disrupted: American healthcare has reached its tipping point

American healthcare has reached a tipping point. Look no further for proof than the insiders and outsiders who are linking up to disrupt the long-stagnant, cost-ridden industry that's eating up nearly a fifth of the nation's gross domestic product.

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