Healthcare News & Insights

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]

Study shows self-administered IV antibiotics reduce hospital stays

A recent study shed light on a new treatment process that could help hospitals lower their readmissions rates, save millions of dollars and empower patients to take an active role in their care. 

More insured patients = Higher pay for safety-net hospitals

Safety-net hospitals that are located in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under Obamacare are seeing some huge benefits — fewer uninsured patients and increased revenue. 

ERs demand upfront payment

Don’t be surprised if your next ER visit requires an up-front payment before a doctor will see you.

Patients who no longer need care costing hospitals millions

Patients in New York City hospitals who are well enough to be discharged are sticking around longer – like for months or years, according to one health official.

Guess the procedure cost, win a prize!

In news that will come as a surprise to no one, a new study shows it’s essentially impossible for patients to find out in advance what a particular procedure or treatment will cost them.

Patient claims EMTs kidnapped him, refuses to pay bill

Can an uninsured patient with a head injury refuse medical treatment he or she simply can’t afford?

Health reform: We don’t like it, won’t repeal it and don’t understand it

One year after a much-debated health reform law finally was signed by the President, the country remains sharply divided over it.

CDC report: Surprising info on who’s really uninsured

The commonly held view that most of the uninsured are living in poverty doesn’t jibe with the latest research from the Centers for Disease Control.

Hospital sues patient for $350k — while she’s still in the hospital

No one would blame a hospital for seeking payment for its services. But perhaps it’s best to wait for patients to be discharged before serving them with papers.