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  • length of s
  • The aim of this study was to assess total hospital charges and length of stay (LOS) associated with RTIs in Iran and to explore the association with patients' socio-demographic characteristics, insurance status and injury-related factors (e.g. type of road users and safety equipment). (biomedcentral.com)
  • The variables extracted for the analysis included total hospital charges and length of stay, age, gender, socio-economic and insurance status, injury characteristics, medical outcome and use of safety equipment among the patients. (biomedcentral.com)
  • data
  • The study was based on the Iranian National Trauma Registry Database (INTRD), which includes data from 14 general hospitals in eight major cities in Iran, for the years 2000 to 2004. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Hospital's
  • In the District, George Washington University's average bill for a patient on a ventilator was $115,000, while Providence Hospital's average charge for the same service was just under $53,000. (washingtonpost.com)
  • For a lower joint replacement, George Washington University charged almost $69,000 compared with Sibley Memorial Hospital's average of just under $30,000. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The price for a joint replacement with artificial hips or knees ranged from a low of $5,300 in a hospital in Ada, Okla., to a high of $223,000 at a hospital in Monterey Park, Calif., a 40-fold difference that cannot be explained by regional differences in wages, the sickness of the patients or a hospital's teaching responsibilities. (noozhawk.com)
  • But the hospital responded by saying that other workers have signed a petition saying the union's actions are damaging the hospital's reputation. (hudsonreporter.com)
  • She said that on Thursday, the hospital administration received a petition, signed by union and non-union employees and other health care workers, complaining that these actions have succeeded only at alienating the professional staff and unfairly tainting the hospital's reputation. (hudsonreporter.com)
  • The main hospital's CEO Juan Babauta said the practice of private doctors using hospital facilities free of charge for a number of proceedures has not helped the cash strapped hospital's financial situation. (radionz.co.nz)
  • Renee Hsia
  • People say our health care system needs to be more marketplace-driven, but the charging system and payment system are irrational," said Dr. Renee Hsia , the paper's lead author, an associate professor of emergency medicine at University of California, San Francisco. (publicradioeast.org)
  • Medicaid
  • A Nationwide Children s official said the fees are necessary because 53 percent of the hospital s patient revenue comes from Medicaid. (dispatch.com)
  • It s not viable for private-practice physicians to see that high of a Medicaid mix without charging some fees, said Tim Robinson, executive vice president and chief financial officer. (dispatch.com)
  • In the 22 states that haven't expanded Medicaid -- most of which are controlled by Republicans -- many lawmakers will only agree to it if hospitals pay the price. (governing.com)
  • Hospitals have been among the fiercest advocates for expanding Medicaid since the start , and now they're increasingly being asked to help shoulder any potential costs of doing so. (governing.com)
  • As a result, many governors and legislators are looking to hospitals and other medical providers to pay Medicaid expansion's leftover tab. (governing.com)
  • But they also face billions of dollars in cuts next year because the Affordable Care Act assumed all states would expand Medicaid, reducing the need for pools of money dedicated to compensating hospitals for caring for the poor and uninsured. (governing.com)
  • But Arizona, which is controlled by Republicans, was among the first to tap hospitals in a 2013 deal to expand Medicaid. (governing.com)
  • In the case of Utah, disagreements between the House and Senate about the scope of the program and fear of long-term costs -- despite hospitals' willingness to shoulder about a third of them -- scuttled recent attempts to pass Medicaid expansion. (governing.com)
  • The Utah Hospital Association (UHA) thought it was only fair to contribute, but the group also argues that doctors, drug makers and others who stand to benefit from expanding Medicaid should commit something as well. (governing.com)
  • 5,000
  • The Medical Center of Southeast Oklahoma is among 50 hospitals across the United States that have the "highest markup of all 5,000 hospitals in the United States," Gerard Anderson, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told the Post for their story . (oklahoman.com)
  • costs
  • In addition, the costs of hospital operations are significantly increased by regulatory requirements (federal, state and local) - to a much greater degree than those of most other types of businesses. (noozhawk.com)
  • Obviously even if a person dies, their estate is liable for the medical costs incurred during their stay at the hospital. (cafemom.com)
  • recently demonstrated that a patient's ASA score was a stronger predictor of increased LOS and room and board charges than other well-known predictors of costs such as age, BMI, and comorbidities [ 6 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • At Riverside Methodist Hospital, which also is in the OhioHealth system, parking in lots and garages costs $2 and is free for those who have to park there for more than 14 days. (dispatch.com)
  • It is free at some hospitals and costs as much as $7 at others. (dispatch.com)
  • If you ask a hospital CEO how much an appendicitis admission costs, they will not be able to tell you. (publicradioeast.org)
  • BSIs also have been associated with increased rates of hospitalization ( 2 , 18 ), increased length of stay ( 23 , 25 ), and increased hospital costs ( 1 , 7 , 21 ). (asm.org)
  • Less than 30 miles away in the Bronx, N.Y., the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center charges only $7,044 for the same treatment, according to a massive federal database of national health care costs made public on Wednesday. (mhealthtalk.com)
  • Hospitals there agreed to cover all of the potential costs the state would face. (governing.com)
  • Some of the reasons given by Tennessee Republicans mirror those in Utah and Kansas, which are also both under total GOP control: Lawmakers sense that the federal government won't bend far enough on conservative demands such as work requirements and fear that enrollment will greatly outpace projections, putting the government on the hook if hospitals or other groups say they can't afford the costs. (governing.com)
  • The hospitals were promising to cover the costs if there were 280,000 people," said Tennessee state Rep. Glen Casada, House Republican Caucus chairman. (governing.com)
  • Maryland and West Virginia have already set rates for hospital services to control costs. (publicsource.org)
  • To identify differences in demographics, diagnosis, arthroplasty type, early adverse events, length of stay, and hospital costs between men and women undergoing shoulder arthroplasty. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • Hospital costs were significantly lower in females for all combined procedures and HA. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • At the low end, hospitals priced their care at 108 percent of costs, while the highest recorded prices were found to be 383 percent above costs. (tcbmag.com)
  • outcomes
  • Use of these systems has not been studied objectively with respect to impact on patient outcomes, including hospital charges and length of hospitalization. (asm.org)
  • While such a decrease in detection time may seem intuitively important, use of these systems has not been studied objectively with respect to impact on patient outcomes, including hospital charges and length of hospitalization. (asm.org)
  • The intent of the present investigation was to explore factors associated with a shorter time to detection of BSI and to examine the impact of these factors on the outcomes of charges and length of stay. (asm.org)
  • study's
  • The study's authors concluded with recommendations that hospital charges should be regulated on a state and federal level. (publicsource.org)
  • In opposition to the MNA-linked study's findings, the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) says that high CCR does not mean prices are actually higher, and payment is the only official measure of hospital revenue. (tcbmag.com)
  • Including these discounts would have had a significant effect on the charge-to-cost ratio reported, and therefore the implications of the study's results," he said. (sunrisejournal.us)
  • services
  • Hospital charges associated with inpatient and postoperative services were organized within six categories of care. (hindawi.com)
  • Facility fees, also called provider-based billing, allow hospitals that own physician practices and outpatient clinics that meet certain federal requirements to bill separately for the facility, in addition to the physician services. (dispatch.com)
  • And these charges were far more than what the doctor billed for her services - just $354. (bostonglobe.com)
  • Additionally, hospital prices have increased more than any other goods and services in the Consumer Price Index, the study found. (tcbmag.com)
  • For example, the Consumer Price Index-which is the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic's record of average change over time in prices-for inpatient hospital services was listed at a baseline of 100, or $100, in 1997 and jumped to 297.6, or $297.60, as of 2016. (tcbmag.com)
  • The son of a patient who died at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre had told local newspaper the Times of Malta that two funeral directors had turned up at his home to offer their unsolicited services even before he had been officially advised by the hospital about the death. (maltatoday.com.mt)
  • average
  • Maryland has a unique system for hospital rate charges, so differences were smaller, and its average rate was lower than that of any other state in the most common procedures reviewed by The Washington Post. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The hospital charges being released Wednesday - all from 2011 - show the hospitals' average list prices. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The national average charge for that service is $50,000. (canoncitydailyrecord.com)
  • Findings from the study revealed Minnesota hospitals are charging an average of 212 percent more than the cost of patient care, based on data from 2016. (tcbmag.com)
  • The study also found that net income has risen, with hospitals on the lower end of the spectrum bringing in an average of $968,993 and the hospitals on the higher end of the spectrum bringing in an average of $30,707,127. (tcbmag.com)
  • Had the authors instead compared the actual payment-to-cost ratio of these hospitals compared to the national average, they would have discovered virtually no difference between the two groups - 1.3 for the 50 hospitals and 1.2 for the national average. (sunrisejournal.us)
  • Federal data released Monday show an increase in the average price hospitals charge to treat common conditions, with vascular procedures and chest-pain treatment showing some of biggest upticks. (khn.org)
  • fees
  • Until now, these charges have been closely held by facilities that see a competitive advantage in shielding their fees from competitors. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Parking fees vary at Columbus-area hospitals. (dispatch.com)
  • The hospital brought in about $532,885 in parking fees during fiscal year 2012. (dispatch.com)
  • That s the impetus for charging facility fees.The university health system charges facility fees only in outpatient settings that it owns or leases, though it doesn t charge facility fees for any care provided by its employed primary-care doctors. (dispatch.com)
  • It very well could be that we transition more physicians into this model of charging facility fees, Lowe said. (dispatch.com)
  • Suitable fees are being worked out for private doctors choosing to utilise public hospital facilities in the Northern Maraianas. (radionz.co.nz)
  • Hospital fees/charges shown for B2 and C class wards are based on assumption that patient receives maximum Government subsidy (inclusive of GST). (doctors.com.sg)
  • Twenty
  • Twenty of the highest-charging hospitals are based in Florida - where nearly 18 percent of its population is 65 and older, the highest concentration of elderly in the country. (publicsource.org)
  • predictors
  • Significant microbiologic predictors of increased charges included the number of blood cultures obtained, nosocomial acquisition, and polymicrobial bloodstream infections. (asm.org)
  • procedures
  • And such care is becoming more common.Franklin County s hospitals performed 4.46 million outpatient procedures in 2011, up 38 percent from 2007. (dispatch.com)
  • Females had significantly greater hospital lengths of stay for all combined procedures, and isolated TSA, reverse-TSA, and HA. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • Some of the procedures cannot be done in the private hospitals. (radionz.co.nz)
  • Whenever these private doctors do use the public hospital, they aren't billed for the medicines they use, for blankets, for the rooms or even for the nurses accompanying doctors for the procedures, they aren't being billed. (radionz.co.nz)
  • advocates were satisfied that the hospital's billing procedures were addressed. (opposingviews.com)
  • The federal government last year for the first time released the prices that hospitals charge for the 100 most common procedures. (khn.org)
  • year
  • State Police say 64-year-old David Rawlinson faces charges stemming from a Dec. 19 domestic dispute that sparked the initial police response as well as for the ensuing gunfire. (apnews.com)
  • UIHC is an 813-bed tertiary referral teaching hospital with 41,460 admissions per year and serves Iowa and the border areas of surrounding states. (asm.org)
  • Companies that make medical equipment sold chiefly through doctors and hospitals, such as pacemakers, artificial hips and coronary stents, will pay a 2.3 percent excise tax on their sales, expected to total $1.7 billion in its first year, 2013. (mhealthtalk.com)
  • Citing an MHA study based on fiscal year 2017 data , released in December, MHA spokeswoman Wendy Burt added that limited revenue and tight operating margins have caused hospitals to struggle-with about 30 per year across the state operating in the red. (tcbmag.com)
  • 57-year-old Mario Lia and 62-year-old Angelo Vella, both from Zabbar were charged with corrupting public official Anthony Mercieca to obtain this information. (maltatoday.com.mt)
  • 59-year-old Mercieca was charged with passing on sensitive personal data, accepting bribes and relapsing. (maltatoday.com.mt)
  • physician
  • This practice is common and has become more widespread in the past several years as hospitals across the United States buy up physician practices in the community. (bostonglobe.com)
  • insurance
  • But you have a lot of private insurance companies where the consumer pays a portion of the charge. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The kicker is that her insurance had a deal with the hospital where somehow they ended up paying even MORE than $862, which meant Sherman was on the hook for $900. (cafemom.com)
  • For a 15-minute office visit, for example, the federal health insurance program paid $44 more at a hospital-owned office in 2011 than at an independent office. (bostonglobe.com)
  • The high retail charges, and in-between charges negotiated with insurance companies, make up the difference. (canoncitydailyrecord.com)
  • Schneiderman announced on Nov. 28 that he had reached an agreement with the Brooklyn Hospital Center after finding that the hospital had illegally billed the patient or the patient's insurance for all but one of the rape kits conducted between January 2015 and February 2017. (opposingviews.com)
  • prices
  • In downtown New York City, two hospitals 63 blocks apart varied by 321 percent in the prices they charged to treat complicated cases of asthma or bronchitis. (washingtonpost.com)
  • They charge these prices simply because they can. (publicsource.org)
  • The study, conducted by National Nurses United and the Minnesota Nurses Association, also found that hospital prices and their net revenues have increased threefold over 20 years. (tcbmag.com)
  • Fugate says the hospitals with higher prices are generally concentrated in metro areas, including the Twin Cities and Duluth, and are typically part of larger hospital systems, namely Fairview, HealthPartners, and Allina. (tcbmag.com)
  • variations
  • Earlier studies by Hsia identified variations in listed charges for labor and deliveries and for appendectomies in California, with labor and delivery charges varying eight to 11-fold between hospitals, and charges for a routine appendectomy ranging from $1,500 to $182,955. (publicradioeast.org)
  • Infections
  • People can use mycareINsight to view and compare hospital quality measures, such as patient satisfaction, readmission rates and infections. (wbiw.com)
  • cost
  • Eventually, as part of a series of cost-saving measures that were instituted to keep the hospital open, we closed the ICU. (noozhawk.com)
  • Some OhioHealth hospitals charge for parking to help offset the cost of operating parking facilities, Hopkins wrote. (dispatch.com)
  • bill
  • At the low end, a hospital in western Tennessee submitted a bill for $7,304. (washingtonpost.com)
  • And while the hospital has forgiven the bill (once the news became involved), it does not stop the problem. (cafemom.com)
  • The hospital said that the bill was not in error. (cafemom.com)
  • They also get a separate bill from the hospital for any testing they receive elsewhere in the same building. (dispatch.com)
  • The charges in that bill are comparable to what they would be at the main hospital. (dispatch.com)
  • It is true that an uninsured person will receive a hospital bill based on charges," she said, but California law requires the bill to "include text referencing the availability of free or discounted care to persons who meet income guidelines. (publicradioeast.org)
  • Robert Reed looked at the $1,525 bill for "operating room'' and hospital "facility'' charges from Lahey Clinic at his home in Marblehead. (bostonglobe.com)
  • Hospitals are directed to bill rape kits to a state or other entity in accordance with the 2005 Violence Against Women Act. (opposingviews.com)
  • The hospital assured them it would not bill her again,' Schneiderman said. (opposingviews.com)
  • news
  • Hospitals have expenses whether a person lives or dies," they told ABC News. (cafemom.com)
  • According to a story Kaiser Health News wrote about a new study published in the Health Affairs journal on Monday, Pennsylvania is among 13 states in which the 50 highest-charging hospitals in the nation are located. (publicsource.org)
  • health care
  • The hospital association also correctly points out that under the pervasive price discrimination that is the hallmark of American health care, the profit margin a hospital earns is the product of a complicated financial juggling act among its mix of payers. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • But the charges can affect a broader swath than that, said Phil Kalin, president of the Center for Improving Value in Health Care. (canoncitydailyrecord.com)
  • patient
  • When a patient arrives at Bayonne Hospital Center in New Jersey requiring treatment for the respiratory ailment known as COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she faces an official price tag of $99,690. (mhealthtalk.com)
  • Methods
  • Methods- From the state hospital discharge database, admissions with a primary diagnosis of stroke discharged from 2002 to 2006 were identified. (ahajournals.org)