Healthcare News & Insights

ACA ‘skinny repeal’ fails: What’s on the horizon for hospitals?

As it currently stands, the push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seems to be at a standstill after the Republicans’ “skinny repeal” plan failed to pass in the Senate. That may lead hospitals to think the fight’s over, but it’s not finished just yet. 

Senate debates ACA repeal: Latest developments for hospitals

The roller coaster ride that’s the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal continues. After several different attempts at repeal failed to advance, the Senate finally got enough support to bring an actual ACA repeal discussion to the table. But for hospitals and other healthcare stakeholders, the path from here remains unclear. 

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climate became even more unstable for hospitals recently with two big announcements from the feds: Republicans have withdrawn their first attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the widespread adoption of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

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. 

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? 

New DOJ and DOL rules could change providers’ business operations

The healthcare industry is inundated with complex regulations and laws that most industries don’t have to navigate. But as executives and compliance officers dig their heels deep into ICD-10, Meaningful Use, HIPAA and other healthcare-specific regulations, the employee payroll – business’ great common denominator – still can’t be overshadowed. In this guest post, Keith Dennen, a […] [MORE]

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. 

Healthcare reform: Current impact on hospitals

Most hospitals know healthcare reform has been a mixed bag. While it’s helped facilities in many ways, it’s also placed unprecedented scrutiny on how they deliver care. Now there’s news confirming these mixed results will continue, at least for the immediate future.