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Critical Access Hospital

Healthcare investment
Oct 17, 2014 | Ken Perez
This week CMS launched an ACO Investment Model, which will provide up to $114 million in upfront investments, to up to 75…
Oct 10, 2014 | Sherree Geyer
Most hospitals fall well short of their cost reduction targets, in part because the ability of chief financial officers to meaningfully impact how…
Outpatients pay more at some critical access hospitals
Oct 09, 2014 | Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
Many Medicare beneficiaries treated at primarily rural "critical access" hospitals end up paying between two and six…
Debate participants arguing
Oct 06, 2014 | Anthony Brino
Are hospitals exploiting the 340B drug discount program? Critics of the federal government's program have some new evidence in the debate over…
Oct 03, 2014 | Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
Medicare is fining a record number of hospitals -- 2,610 -- for having too many patients return within a month for…
Oct 01, 2014 | Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
Rural, critical access hospitals are being left out of some of the biggest shifts in American healthcare initiated by the ACA, leaving some rural…
Sep 18, 2014 | Lisa Gillespie
In a scenario playing out in rural areas across the country, a financially-strapped critical access hospital's closure leaves a North Carolina town with limited…
Sep 03, 2014 | Anthony Brino
Amid a massive backlog of hospital inpatient claims appeals at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is giving…
Employee meditating at office
Aug 21, 2014 | Chuck Green
With greater focus on outpatient care and, where possible, cost cutting, many facilities now are doing more than "paying lip service" to…
Aug 06, 2014 | Joseph O. Blanco
Many small, rural hospitals have struggled financially in recent years. But one critical access facility in Nebraska has discovered a means to financial…

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