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Patients at VCU Health will no longer be taken to court and can more easily get financial assistance to pay their bills.
Hospital systems now invest in housing to help some of their most frequent patients. This allows them to safely discharge patients who otherwise would have no place to go, freeing up beds for sicker patients and saving the hospitals money.
The president’s outline of key health policy concerns touched on a variety of hot-button issues from drug prices to immigration.
Starting today, Medicare is keeping half a billion dollars in payments from 83% of general hospitals for having too many patients come back. As in the past, California hospitals were penalized less frequently and less severely than the national average.
After a test to rule out cancer, Brianna Snitchler faced a $2,170 facility fee for the hospital’s radiology room used that day.
Kaiser Health News gives readers a chance to comment on a recent batch of stories.
The reasons behind one particular shortage of a therapy known as IVIG are complicated, stemming from increased demand and the medication’s long production window.
One groom’s bachelor party hangover illustrates how emergency room bills have become major headaches for many Americans.
State regulators and even one medevac company have raised doubts about prepaid subscriptions and promised benefits offered by air ambulance companies.
But critics say the new policy still leaves some patients exposed to lawsuits and crippling bills.