Sanford Health has set up kiosks in its clinics that estimate patients' out-of-pocket costs, a practice that has significantly increased upfront collections. Delayed payments have taken a toll on many health systems' bottom lines.
Not-for-profit providers' expense growth will likely continue to eclipse their revenue increases, as rising costs and downward pressure on reimbursement levels have a compounding effect over the years.
Story updated July 7, 2017.ORLANDO, Fla.—The rise of high-deductible health plans is driving one Missouri hospital to completely revamp patient registration, billing and collection.
Those denied claims spark huge cash-flow issues and recovery costs, according to new data.
Financial challenges in recent years have led to an increasingly competitive market among the nation's hospitals.
Banner Health posted healthy income gains in 2016 despite a $153.8 million operating loss in its insurance operations.
New York City Health & Hospitals reported a $776 million operating loss for the first half of fiscal 2017, according to unaudited financial statements.
Cost-cutting and business from acquired Connecticut hospitals vaulted Trinity Health to a solid operating gain in its fiscal first half.
Hospitals and physician groups across the country are beefing up merit pay for quality and patient satisfaction in their physician compensation plans. But Geisinger Health System is doing something radically different.
New survey data from the American Hospital Association underscore the wide variation in hospital expenses from state to state and between different types of facilities.
Hospitals in central Illinois are rejecting managed Medicaid plans at such a troubling rate that lawmakers are calling it a “crisis.”
Unburdened by a money-losing contract for Arizona health exchange customers, Franklin, Tenn.-based Iasis Healthcare returned to profitability in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31.