Tag Archives: hospital

Black, Hispanic patients more likely to be brought to safety-net hospital emergency rooms

National guidelines require emergency medical services transportation to the nearest suitable hospital. To what extent this occurs, and whether this varies by the race and ethnicity of the patient, is unknown, since there is little to no prior research on destination patterns of EMS-transported patients to hospitals. But a new national study done by researchers… Read More »

After airing complaints, Kansas Hospital Association optimistic Aetna can fix Medicaid woes

Dive Brief: After providers and stakeholders aired their concerns in front of Kansas lawmakers over Aetna’s less-than-stellar performance in delivering benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries, the Kansas Hospital Association says it’s optimistic that longstanding issues will be corrected. The hearing in front of an oversight committee was held Monday, about a month after the state of… Read More »

CMS tweaks hospital wage index change in final rule

Dive Brief: CMS has finalized some proposed changes to the hospital wage index but is heeding some concerns from national groups like the American Hospital Association and Federation of American Hospitals that facilities in urban areas would be unfairly dinged in the original plan. The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule released late Friday will… Read More »