Hospitals Tag

Physicians, hospitals and medical labs are grappling with the rise in high-deductible insurance. (Bloomberg) — Doctors, hospitals and medical labs used to be concerned about patients who didn’t have insurance not paying their bills. Now they’re scrambling to get paid by the ones who do have...

A study found insurers often pay different prices for the same procedure at the same hospital. (Vox) - We’ve known for decades now that there is widespread variation in what different hospitals charge for the same medical procedures. Study after study confirms this finding (one of...

(Modern Healthcare) California hospitals are on edge over a bill dropped late Monday that would mandate regulated rate-setting for providers. The measure would use Medicare rates as the benchmark to calculate commercial insurer payments, and would cost state hospitals $18 billion in the first year...