MedPAC’s annual report to Congress includes examination of the effects of hospital consolidation and abuses of the 340B program.
A new study indicates that some hospitals have much greater use of consultations during an inpatient stay, with little effect on quality measures.
Supposedly well-off non-profit hospitals deliver a small amount of charity care.
A new study finds that Medicare Advantage plans tend to send people to average quality hospitals.
The gap between payments to hospitals by public payers like Medicaid and Medicare and private plans has surprisingly narrowed in recent years.
Hospital quality of care was more likely to remain the same or decline than improve following involvement in a merger or acquisition.
Research carried by JAMA finds that certain hospitals end up getting paid more by Medicare for treating the same patients with the same condition than do other hospitals.
A new study relating to hospitals participation in the 340B program finds that they are making excellent profits, which was not the intention.
The Health Care Cost Institute issues an analysis of hospital market concentration, prices and utilization.
A summary of reports presented to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission reveals some interesting information about hospital coding practices.
A report finds that hospitals make a lot of money marking up drugs and keep all those profits for themselves.
An Axios post gives a clear example of the abusive pricing of non-profit hospital systems.
A study looks evaluates publicly available hospital quality ratings.
A brief report from UnitedHealth Care makes hospital prices actually not seem as awful as they are, which wasn’t their intent.