Tag Archives: Hospitals

The NHS hospitals that have suffered the most Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began

Revealed: The NHS hospitals that have suffered the most Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust had highest death toll, recording 2,578 fatalities It was followed by Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (2,353), according to NHS England data The trusts, which are two of the largest in England,… Read More »

Telehealth effectively providing revenue stop-gap for U.S. hospitals, finds Fitch

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of telehealth in U.S. healthcare, and according to Fitch Ratings, providers and distributors are poised to benefit from this trend, as remote care services are helping to effectively provide a revenue stop-gap during this time of social distancing and patient apprehension over entering the healthcare system. Telehealth is… Read More »

OIG says hospitals overbilled Medicare $267M by improperly coding post-discharge services

Dive Brief: The Medicare program overpaid providers more than $ 267 million due to inadequate oversight of patients discharged from an acute care hospital within three days of their admission, according to a new report by the HHS Office of the Inspector General. OIG inspectors combed over more than 89,000 claims filed in fiscal 2016… Read More »

Beyond Care and Outcomes, Hospitals Must Deliver on Civics, Inclusivity, Equity, and Value – Lown Institute’s Best Hospitals

The core business of hospitals is patient care, often baked with teaching and research. But wait — there’s more, asserts the Lown Institute in their approach to ranking America’s Best Hospitals in 2020. The Institute’s methodology for assessing what’s “best” addresses ten pillars. Several of these are the “stick-to-the-knitting” components of the Webster Dictionary definition… Read More »

Operating margins plummet at US hospitals, Kaufman Hall says

Dive Brief: Operating margins at the nation’s hospitals have plummeted due to large-scale volume and revenue declines coupled with flat to rising expenses, according to a new report from Kaufman Hall. Based on March data from more than 800 U.S. hospitals, average operating margins dropped 150% year over year, plunging non-profit hospitals, which historically operate… Read More »

Different Takes: Hospitals Are Taking A Financial Hit In More Ways Than One; Time To Shut Down Misinformation On Wellness Cures

Editorial pages focus on these pandemic topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: Sending Hospitals Into Bankruptcy Public-health officials have directed Americans to stay home to slow the coronavirus spread and ease the burden on health-care providers. Most areas of the country are succeeding—so much so that hospitals and physicians are hemorrhaging cash due to… Read More »