Healthcare News & Insights

Healthcare has changed a lot recently, thanks in big part to the healthcare reform legislation passed in 2010. Read about the new challenges created by healthcare reform and how top hospitals are overcoming them.

Senate introduces latest ACA repeal bill: What it means for hospitals

After weeks of secrecy, the Senate’s finally released its version of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) replacement bill. While it’s similar to the House’s original proposal, there are a few key changes in the legislation. Here’s what’s most important for hospitals going forward. 

ACA replacement, bundled payments delayed

The healthcare climate became even more unstable for hospitals recently with two big announcements from the feds: Republicans have withdrawn their first attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the widespread adoption of bundled payments. 

Latest on ACA replacement & how it’ll impact hospitals

For the past few months, hospitals have been on edge wondering about the new Republican-designed replacement for healthcare reform and how it would affect their bottom line. The new legislation’s recently been released, and if it’s passed as written, hospitals may have to deal with some changes to their budgets. 

No margin for error: Reduce rejected claims with accurate patient data

Hospital administrators are bracing for a roller coaster ride. Congress has already moved to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) via the budget reconciliation process, although reform implementation is proving to be fraught with complications. The good news is the back-and-forth will delay the eventual impact of major changes; the bad news is that it’s […] [MORE]

4 ways a united Republican House, Senate and Presidency will impact healthcare revenue

Now in control of all three branches of the Federal government, the GOP has made it clear its agenda over at least the next two years will focus tightly on deregulation – including with a priority push to effectively defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In this guest post, Shawn Yates, director of healthcare product […] [MORE]

ACA repeal: How hospital leaders must respond

The pending repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is at the forefront of many hospital executives’ minds, and for good reason. Losing the ACA would negatively impact hospitals in many ways, and facilities must start thinking about how they’ll stay afloat during the aftermath. 

The return of the provider-sponsored health plan

“Everything old is new again.” The latest expression of this familiar adage is the return of the provider-sponsored health plan (PSHP). Originally introduced in the 1990s, PSHPs quickly fell out of favor for a variety of reasons. Not the least of which was they simply didn’t make financial sense in a fee-for-service (FFS) world. In […] [MORE]

ACA post-election: Healthcare outlook for hospitals

The news that Donald Trump won the presidential election has created uncertainty in the current healthcare landscape, particularly regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And one big question remains: How will the new administration affect hospitals over the next four years? 

Hospitals report high profits: Why this may not last

Good news for hospitals on the financial front: Because of the Affordable Care Act, business is growing for facilities, with more patients who have insurance from the healthcare exchanges coming in for treatment. 

How nonprofit hospitals measure up with charity care

Under healthcare reform rules, nonprofit hospitals must be up front with patients about their eligibility for charity care if they wish to keep their tax-exempt status. But according to a new study, some facilities aren’t fully living up to their end of the bargain, which could cause big problems. 

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