Tag Archives: Hospitals

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 »

What you need to know about hospitals nationwide promoting free hernia screenings

The ad pictured above was for a Chicago-area hospital.  But such marketing is popping up all over the U.S.  It’s happening not just in paid-for ads and marketing, but also in supposedly independently vetted journalism. Here are just a few of many examples you can find online. In Amarillo, Texas, a TV news anchor presented… Read More »

The Mysterious Reason Hospitals Won’t Reveal Dangerous Pathogens

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has three levels of travel health notices. Watch Level 1 asks travelers to take precautions; Alert Level 2 recommends taking enhanced precautions; and Warning Level 3 warns U.S. residents to avoid nonessential travel.1 In January, the agency sent an urgent public warning2 of an Alert Level 2… Read More »

Why analytics can offer a helping hand at safety net hospitals

Congress’ recent directive to Medicare to ease the burden of hospital readmission penalties on safety net hospitals that serve low-income patients was definitely a step in the right direction. After all, once patients with high social needs are discharged, there is much that’s outside the hospital’s control. It isn’t fair to penalize providers when they… Read More »

Cleveland Clinic rebrands newly acquired Florida hospitals, broadens footprint in Sunshine State

Cleveland Clinic has now officially rebranded four hospitals whose acquisition deals recently closed. Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System leaders met with Cleveland Clinic officials Thursday and they also gathered with caregivers to share their vision for the newly integrated hospitals. THE IMPACT Both acquisitions will broaden Cleveland Clinic’s Florida footprint, as Martin… Read More »