A proposed bill that shakes up the way Illinois hospitals get Medicaid dollars contains a plan that would allow any medical center in the state to essentially close and become a free-standing emergency center.
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.
Hospitals are lobbying Congress hard to delay disproportionate-share hospital payment cuts yet again. But a possible government shutdown looms, and that could spell big funding cuts for some providers.
Chicago's South Shore Hospital, in a bid to stay open under a mountain of unpaid bills, is slashing salaries by 10%, laying off employees and seeking concessions from vendors.
Gwinnett Medical Center's new unit dedicated to holding psychiatric patients that visit its emergency department is taking an innovative approach to a problem hospitals across the country continue to face.
Rural hospitals are worried Congress' delay in funding now-expired Medicare extenders will throw them into more financial instability as the providers face a continuing crisis of closures.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said if Congress doesn't restore disproportionate-share hospital payments by the end of the year, the state Legislature may have to convene for a special session. The state is holding onto the funds until it can determine an equitable way to distribute the money.
With more people surviving cancer, programs to help them stay healthy after treatment are growing, but are still concentrated at large, expensive academic centers.
NYC Health & Hospitals has yet to receive $380 million in DSH payments for this fiscal year that are apparently caught up in red tape. The nation's largest public health system warns the funding delay has created a "serious" financial situation.
William Brown has taken over as CEO at NYC Health & Hospitals Coney Island, replacing Anthony Rajkumar, who resigned, the health system announced Monday.
Hospitals that provided the most care to uninsured patients in New York City received the least in state reimbursements for providing such care, new research shows.
The New York mayor's turnaround plan for the public health system relies on uncertain government payments, according to a new report