Tag Archives: Hospitals

India courts private hospitals to boost insurance program

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will offer incentives to private hospitals to take part in the government’s health insurance program, potentially the biggest of its kind in the world, a senior government official told Reuters. Indu Bhushan, CEO of India’s National Health Authority (NHA), poses for a picture inside his office after an interview with… Read More »

AHIP wants more oversight over consolidation of hospitals and physicians

A major cause of rising healthcare costs is vertical consolidation among providers, the America’s Health Insurance Plans told a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee by statement. When more and more of a region’s doctors and medical experts work for the same hospital or health system, the price for services provided by the acquired physicians increase by an… Read More »

VA offers updated criteria for getting care at outside hospitals

Brief Published Feb. 25, 2019 Dive Brief: The Trump Administration has offered criteria to determine when veterans can get care outside the VA. That includes in areas where the VA doesn’t provide the needed care, doesn’t have a full-service facility in the veteran’s state or doesn’t provide adequate access to care in the area. Congress… Read More »

Fitch sees nonprofit hospitals as mixed bag in Q3 report

Brief Published Nov. 15, 2018 Dive Brief: Financial soundness of not-for-profit hospitals  and health systems was a mixed bag in the third quarter of 2018, with 11 security ratings upgrades and 11 downgrades, according to Fitch Ratings’ latest report. Three organizations — Aurora Health Care, Indiana-based Deaconess Health System and University of Colorado Health—saw their… Read More »

Hospitals Can and Should Support Employees Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence: Here’s How

By PATRICK HORINE Every October we recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an important opportunity to discuss this widespread social and public health problem and to take stock of what we can do better to protect victims of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, the data shows us that health care is often a dangerous profession that is also rife with domestic… Read More »