A report from the Minnesota Department of Health reveals the variation in hospital pricing.
Okay, this is a hilarious story about how health care needs more "disruptive" CEOs. How about just get some competent ones, especially on the provider side. I thought disruptive wasn't good, at least for kids in the class room. Just more nonsense reflecting both the "cult of the CEO" and the supposed value of disruption. Most businesses that try to do things in a radically different way disrupt things all right, just with bad results.http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20180811/NEWS/180809909?utm_source=modernhealthcare&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180811-NEWS-180809909&utm_campaign=financedaily
A study in Health Affairs details the ongoing consolidation of physician practices by hospital systems.
A new study indicates that “hospital-at-home” care can provide good outcomes and better patient satisfaction.
Today we look at a recent paper that once again correlates hospital market power and prices, a major cause of excessive health spending.
2019 Draft Rule for Medicare Hospital Reimbursementhttps://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-07/pdf/2018-08705.pdf
Maryland’s global budgeting program doesn’t appear to have reduced inpatient hospital use.
A new paper at the National Bureau of Economic Research finds some evidence of hospital cost-shifting from Medicare to private health plans.
A study from the Physician Advocacy Institute reveals ongoing trends in physician market concentration and employment by health systems.
Lets all share a moment of silence to honor hospitals, which, according to the American Hospital Association, saw uncompensated care costs rise to $38.3 billion in 2016, up about 8% from 2015, but still just a fraction of the excessive profits garnered by health systems from overpricing and the excessive costs they incur due to overpaying management.http://www.aha.org/content/17/2017-uncompensated-care-factsheet.pdf
Let's all feel sorry for hospitals; according to a survey from The Advisory Board denials of claims by payers are increasing and hospitals are losing appeals more often, resulting in $3.5 million less annual revenue for the median-sized hospital.https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hospital-revenue-cycles-showing-strength-180000873.html
Deloitte issues a report on hospital merger rationales and results.
Navigant and HFMA publish a survey regarding revenue cycle management, a very important topic for health care providers.
Denied claims cost hospitals in lost revenue and rework, according to a study from Change Healthcare.
According to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the hospital value-based purchasing program did not lead to better quality.