Edward-Elmhurst Health in west-suburban Chicago overestimated by $92 million how much patients and insurers owed the health system.
Patients with treatment-resistant forms of depression are a major driver of healthcare costs, according to a new study, and researchers say that should encourage the industry to develop new therapies.
Some patients who overdose are revived quickly with a reversal drug like naloxone. But depending on how fast they reach the hospital, and what kind of opioid they took, others may be put on a ventilator. They can wind up in the hospital for days, perhaps weeks.
Smaller hospitals are scaling down and stripping services, while larger systems are doubling down on their outpatient facilities, which are generating a greater portion of revenue.
There's no one-size-fits-all solution to lower healthcare spending, according to a new report that found costs varied across five states due to variation in how services are used, the price of services and other factors.
Congress' decision to delay Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payment cuts has the double benefit of sprucing up the credit quality of safety-net hospitals and local governments, according to Moody's Investors Service.
American healthcare has reached a tipping point. Look no further for proof than the insiders and outsiders who are linking up to disrupt the long-stagnant, cost-ridden industry that's eating up nearly a fifth of the nation's gross domestic product.
The healthcare sector added just 20,600 in the first month of 2018, down 37% from the modest 32,800 gained in the industry in December.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are teaming up to form a healthcare company to serve their U.S. workers in yet another example of large employers taking employee healthcare matters into their own hands to reduce costs.
One hospital's successful use of a bundled payment for congestive heart-failure patients offers encouragement to many providers that are struggling to achieve savings with this notoriously challenging patient population.
An Indiana health system has found success with a bundled-payment program for sepsis, but savings for its congestive heart failure bundle has been uneven.
Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Project Japan will outsource 2,300 nonclinical employees to revenue-cycle management company R1 RCM, a move that is expected to save the integrated health system $70 million over the next three years.