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Move From Fee-For-Service Medicine Hits Hospital Profits Again

Credit: Getty Royalty FreeGetty The shift away from fee-for-service medicine continues to dog U.S. nonprofit hospitals and health systems headed for another year of cost-cutting and consolidation, a new report indicates. Fitch Ratings says “acute care operating profitability” is set to deteriorate for a third consecutive year as more Americans enroll in Medicare and Medicaid… Read More »

340B drug program was created to help patients, not boost hospital profits

Enacted more than 25 years ago with bipartisan support, the 340B program was designed to help healthcare safety net providers deliver more affordable outpatient prescription drugs to vulnerable or uninsured patients. These safety net providers include certain hospitals, such as disproportionate share hospitals, or DSH hospitals, and children’s hospitals, as well as federal grantees, such… Read More »