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Economy boosts safety-net hospitals in states not expanding Medicaid

March 1, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Hospitals that treat many poor and uninsured patients were expected to face tough financial times in states that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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1,714 hospitals see payment bump under value-based purchasing: 10 things to know

December 25, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

In 2015, 1,714 hospitals will receive some bonus payment and 1,375 will receive a payment reduction under the program, according to recently released data on more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals.

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More hospitals seek upfront payments from patients

October 4, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Even if patients have insurance, hospitals still want their money before or just after providing care.

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Many Rural Hospitals Are Excluded From Government’s Push For Better Quality

October 3, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

The Department of Health and Human Services has not yet incorporated the 1,256 primarily rural, “critical access” hospitals into Medicare’s pay-for-performance programs.

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ACA Will Save Hospitals $5.7B in Uncompensated Care, HHS Says

September 27, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have experienced a significant decline in the amount of uncompensated care they provide, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.

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FTC Wary of Mergers by Hospitals

September 18, 2014  /  Hospitals

As hospitals merge and buy up physician practices, creating new behemoths, one federal agency is raising a lonely but powerful voice, suggesting that consumers may be victimized by the trend toward consolidation.

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Hospitals Seeking to Understand PPACA Impact Turn to Data

July 18, 2014  /  Hospitals

About 1,700 hospitals have embarked on a quest for elusive healthcare reform truths that could determine the fate of their financial futures.

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Hospital Operator HCA Touts Benefits From Health-Care Reform Law

July 16, 2014  /  Hospitals

HCA Holdings said admissions to its hospitals rebounded in the second quarter and greater-than-expected benefits from the health-care reform law contributed to sharply stronger results than estimated.

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Under ACA, some cities’ hospitals fare better than others

June 23, 2014  /  Hospitals

The Affordable Care Act’s impact on U.S. cities–and by extension, their hospitals–has varied dramatically, according to a new study by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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10 California Hospitals Likely To Face CMS Penalties for Patient Harm

June 23, 2014  /  Hospitals

CMS expects to penalize 761 hospitals — including 10 in California — in the first year of the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program.

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