For older adults, health care facilities can be difficult to navigate and, occasionally, perilous.
UVa sued patients for as much as $1 million and as little as $13.91, and garnished thousands of paychecks, largely from workers at lower-pay employers.
The social media #HelloMyNameIs campaign is an effort to get health-care providers to introduce themselves each time they visit a patient.
An alliance of locals struck a deal with the hospital system and now may be able to offer its members premiums that are at least 20% less than current rates.
Memphis non-profit hospital will raise the minimum wage it pays employees and stop suing them for unpaid medical debts.
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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare promised a policy review after an investigation found it sued 8,300 patients — including its own employees — for medical debt
The first installment of year-long series, which follows how the closure of one rural hospital disrupts a community’s health care, economy and equilibrium.
In Memphis, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a non-profit has brought 8,300 lawsuits for unpaid medical bills in just five years.
The proposal would increase Medicare payments to mostly rural hospitals in the lowest 25th percentile and decrease the payments to hospitals in the highest 75th.
Federal law prohibits physicians from referring patients for services in which the doctor has an interest and bars hospitals from paying doctors for referrals.
Across the country, many doctors, nurses and other health care workers have remained silent about what is being called an epidemic of violence against them.
Identifying patients helps avoid the treatment risks that come with not knowing a patient’s medical history and find next of kin to help make medical decisions.
How can a public hospital that has been a leader in women’s health care partner with a Catholic system that denies such services and considers them as immoral?
Medicare has opted to pay hospitals with outpatient facilities that are “off campus” a lower rate, equivalent to what it pays independent doctors for visits.