A new report from Fitch Ratings predicts healthcare and social services will represent 38.3% of state and local government budgets in 2025, up from 30.7% in 2015 if healthcare inflation continues at its current rate.
Medical costs are expected to jump 6% in 2019 due to expensive new medical services, drugs and market consolidation, according to a new report.
The House Ways and Means Committee's look at potentially expanding health savings accounts failed to resolve the question of whether that would help lower costs.
The rate of hospital-acquired conditions dropped 8% from 2014 to 2016, saving the industry $2.9 billion and preventing approximately 8,000 deaths, according to new data.
A part-time job has evolved into a year-round mission as trustees take more ownership in helping organizations confront increased competition, thinning margins and evolving consumer expectations.
Emergency department spending per member nearly doubled from 2009 to 2016 as the severity of ED visits and the prices associated with those visits increased, new data from the Health Care Cost Institute shows.
The head of New York City's public hospital system said he asked his management team to devise a strategy to exit all of its leases and convert empty hospital areas to office space.
While medical bills are a leading source of personal bankruptcy in the U.S., a far more common problem is the widespread damage they do to people's credit.
Hospitals with significant market power can dictate how much they will get paid—about 12.5% higher prices for monopoly hospitals than those in a market with four or more competitors—and the form of their contracts with insurers.
The foundation was created using the proceeds from the sale of the church's not-for-profit health plan, Fidelis Care, to publicly traded Centene Corp. for $3.75 billion.
Physician groups, hospitals and health systems of all sizes must prioritize what cost-cutting strategies will deliver the most value, both in the short and long term.
More than 420 independent oncology clinics have closed and nearly 660 have been acquired by hospitals in the last decade. Community oncologists blame Medicare Part B payment cuts and 340B program growth.