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Blog: Improving mental health care for pregnant and postpartum women

Women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and into t...


Election 2020: Trump and Biden’s starkly diverging views on healthcare

President Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s starkly contrasting views on health...


Trump admin seeks relaxed grandfathered ACA health plan rules that up out-of-pocket costs

Dive Brief: The Trump administration proposed a rule Friday to allow some group health plans gran...


NEWS INDEX

How Health Costs Might Change with COVID-19

As the coronavirus spreads rapidly across the United States, private health insure...


How Much More Than Medicare Do Private Insurers Pay? A Review of the Literature

With millions expected to be hospitalized during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. h...


Interactive Maps Highlight Urban-Rural Differences in Hospital Bed Capacity

As the U.S. coronavirus outbreak spreads beyond densely populated metropolitan are...


Urban and Rural Differences in Coronavirus Pandemic Preparedness

The coronavirus outbreak has hit densely populated urban areas of the United State...


COVID-19 Poses a Particular Threat to Low-Wage Workers’ Physical and Financial Health

The nation’s low-wage workers face a particular kind of bind. They tend to ...


Double Jeopardy: Low Wage Workers at Risk for Health and Financial Implications of COVID-19

The public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic carries both health an...


FAQs on Medicare Coverage and Costs Related to COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

More than 60 million people ages 65 and older and younger adults with long-term di...


Distribution of CARES Act Funding Among Hospitals

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has now begun distributing $72.4...


Hospitals with More Private Insurance Revenue, Larger Operating Margins and Less Uncompensated Care Received More Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding Than Others 

Hospitals that in normal times derive most of their revenue from patients with pri...


State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus

In late 2019, a new strain of coronavirus emerged in China. With the number of cas...


Automating Charity Care Checks For a Better Patient Financial Experience

There’s a phenomenon in online product reviews where the customer seems to ...



Eligibility for ACA Health Coverage Following Job Loss

The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have led to historic level o...


How long will providers be able to tap into CARES uninsured reimbursement benefit for COVID care?

There is no doubt the healthcare industry has taken a financial beating as a resul...


AHA comments on provisions in House Democrats’ COVID-19 relief bill

The AHA today provided comments on a number of provisions affecting hospitals and ...


Blog: Hospitals without behavioral health services can still improve access

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidel...


Health systems, physician receive 2019 Eisenberg quality awards

Two health systems and a physician yesterday received 2019 John M. Eisenberg Patie...


Three essential ingredients for a healthy payer-provider relationship

Recovering underpayments from commercial insurers costs the healthcare industry bi...


Kaiser Family Foundation study warns of spike in the uninsured due to COVID-19

The Kaiser Family Foundation yesterday released a study showing the scope of COVID...


Poll: Just Over Half of the Nation’s Workforce Have Lost a Job or Income Due to Coronavirus, though Most of Them Believe They Will Get Their Job and Income Back Within Six Months

With many businesses shut down and job losses mounting nationwide, just over half ...


CMS issues nursing home COVID-19 toolkit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid yesterday released a new toolkit of best p...


Are you ready for the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier?

It’s almost time to say goodbye to Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNS). ...


HHS awards grants for telehealth training

More than 150 organizations, including hospitals, received $15 million in grants t...


KFF Health Tracking Poll – Late April 2020: Coronavirus, Social Distancing, and Contact Tracing

Key Findings: The latest KFF Health Tracking Poll conducted April 15-20th finds ab...


7 ways to prevent costly claim denials

Managing the revenue cycle draws in considerable resources for healthcare organiza...


CMS releases FAQ on requirement to post cash price for diagnostic tests

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted a FAQ on the Coronavir...


Brief Examines the COVID-19 Crisis’ Implications for Americans’ Mental Health

Nearly half (45%) of adults across the country say that worry and stress related t...


How to prevent and manage claim denials

For many healthcare providers, claim denials are a frustrating cost of doing busin...


Moody’s: Coronavirus to pose hospital credit risks through 2021

The nonprofit hospital and health care sector will continue to face credit risks f...


The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn have negatively affected man...