Hospital Charges: The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.Length of Stay: The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.Hospital Costs: The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).Fees and Charges: Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.Economics, Hospital: Economic aspects related to the management and operation of a hospital.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Hospitals, Teaching: Hospitals engaged in educational and research programs, as well as providing medical care to the patients.Hospitals, Urban: Hospitals located in metropolitan areas.Hospitals, Pediatric: Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.Patient Discharge: The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.United StatesCritical Pathways: Schedules of medical and nursing procedures, including diagnostic tests, medications, and consultations designed to effect an efficient, coordinated program of treatment. (From Mosby's Medical, Nursing & Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Diagnosis-Related Groups: A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Hospital Mortality: A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.Patient Admission: The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.Hospitals, General: Large hospitals with a resident medical staff which provides continuous care to maternity, surgical and medical patients.Hospitals, University: Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.MarylandDecision Trees: A graphic device used in decision analysis, series of decision options are represented as branches (hierarchical).Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Hospitals, Rural: Hospitals located in a rural area.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Nursing Staff, Hospital: Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Accidents, Traffic: Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Hospital Bed Capacity: The number of beds which a hospital has been designed and constructed to contain. It may also refer to the number of beds set up and staffed for use.Hospitals, Special: Hospitals which provide care for a single category of illness with facilities and staff directed toward a specific service.Hospitals, District: Government-controlled hospitals which represent the major health facility for a designated geographic area.Hospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Hospitals, Private: A class of hospitals that includes profit or not-for-profit hospitals that are controlled by a legal entity other than a government agency. (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed)Financial Management, Hospital: The obtaining and management of funds for hospital needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Hospital Planning: Areawide planning for hospitals or planning of a particular hospital unit on the basis of projected consumer need. This does not include hospital design and construction or architectural plans.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.

User fees and drug pricing policies: a study at Harare Central Hospital, Zimbabwe. (1/237)

In 1991, Zimbabwe introduced cost recovery measures as part of its programme of economic reforms, following a course taken by many developing countries. The system of user fees in public health care, aimed to 'protect and support the vulnerable groups' by exemption or incremental fees based on 4 income brackets. Drugs were charged at a percentage of the recommended retail price in the private sector. This study of 488 outpatients at a referral hospital in Harare examined how the new fee system functioned 6 months after its introduction. Patients were interviewed and their prescription records examined. Mean charges were determined for each fee category and revenue from drug charges was analyzed in relation to purchase cost to determine the gross profit. 31% of patients were exempted from all fees upon proof of monthly earnings of less than Z$150 (Z$5 = US$1). The remainder were classified into three fee-paying categories. The mean purchase cost for drug items was Z$3.89 per outpatient prescription. Outpatients paid a mean drug charge of Z$9.75 after exemption or discount. This was 2.5 times the cost price. The number of drug items obtained differed according to fee status: the fee-exempt category received a mean of 2.9 drug items compared with 1.9 drug items in the fee-paying categories. This difference originated at the point of prescribing. A number of practical problems in fee collection were noted. The drug pricing system generated high profit even after re-distribution to low-income users. This was attributed to economical and rationalized public sector drug procurement. Observation indicated that a proportion of the vulnerable were not effectively protected due to stringent requirements for proof of income. Appraisal of the fee policy indicated the need for more effective cross-subsidy and better administrative procedures; fee revenue should be directed towards improvement in quality of service.  (+info)

User fees and patient behaviour: evidence from Niamey National Hospital. (2/237)

Evidence is presented on the effects of price changes on the delay before seeking care and on referral status in a sample of hospital patients in Niger. Price changes are measured as differences across patients at one hospital in whether or not they pay for care, rather than as differences in prices across several hospitals. User fees are charged, but the fee system allows exemptions for some payor categories such as government employees, students, and indigent patients. Evidence is also presented on the effect of income on the delay before seeking care and referral status. The analysis demonstrates a technical point on whether household consumption or current income is a more appropriate measure of income. The analysis shows that user fees affect patient behaviour, but the effects are not the same for outpatients and inpatients. Outpatients who pay for care wait longer before seeking care, but inpatients do not. Inpatients who pay for care are more likely to be referred, but outpatients are not. Patients with more income wait less time to seek care and are less likely to be referred than other patients. Further, household consumption explains patient behaviour better than current income.  (+info)

Explaining price variations for the inpatient treatment of congestive heart failure. (3/237)

OBJECTIVE: To identify key factors affecting hospital charge variations in the treatment of congestive heart failure. STUDY DESIGN: The determinants of total charges and average charges (the latter being a measure of treatment intensity) were evaluated using hospital discharge abstract data from 1994. Multivariate regression methods were used to help isolate the impact of key predictors of charges. In addition to relating a variety of factors (e.g., drug treatment regimens, patient comorbidities, demographic characteristics, insurance status, treatment course) to hospital charges, the analysis controlled for hospital-specific fixed effects. The study includes the effects of pharmacologic agents--information typically unavailable on inpatient claims-based data. RESULTS: Drug treatment regimens, particularly treatment with inotropic agents, were associated with substantially higher total charges. Comorbidities also increased the cost of treating congestive heart failure, particularly when septicemia, pneumonia, or acute myocardial infarction were involved. In contrast, gender, race, and insurance status bore little relationship to total charges or average charges. CONCLUSION: The fixed-effects estimates revealed that substantial interhospital variations in charges persisted, suggesting that there may be significant opportunities to control the inpatient costs of treating congestive heart failure.  (+info)

Market power and hospital pricing: are nonprofits different? (4/237)

Dramatic changes in hospitals' operating environments are leading to major restructuring of hospital organizations. Hospital mergers and acquisitions are increasing each year, and conversions by hospitals to different forms of ownership also are continuing apace. Such changes require policymakers and regulators to develop and implement policies to ensure that consumers' interests are protected. An important consideration in this process is the impact on the price of hospital care following such transactions. This paper reviews empirical evidence that mergers that reduce competition will lead to price increases at both merging hospitals and their competitors, regardless of ownership status. We show that nonprofit and government hospitals have steadily become more willing to raise prices to exploit market power and discuss the implications for antitrust regulators and agencies that must approve nonprofit conversions.  (+info)

Comparison between the transabdominal and retroperitoneal approaches for aortic reconstruction in patients at high risk. (5/237)

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the transabdominal approach with the retroperitoneal approach for elective aortic reconstruction in the patient who is at high risk. METHODS: From January 1992 through January 1997, 148 patients underwent aortic operations: 92 of the patients were classified as American Society of Anesthesia (ASA) class IV. Forty-four operations on the patients of ASA class IV were performed with the transabdominal approach (25 for abdominal aortic aneurysms and 19 for aortoiliac occlusive disease), and 48 operations were performed with the retroperitoneal approach (27 for abdominal aortic aneurysms and 21 for aortoiliac occlusive disease). There were no significant differences between the groups for comorbid risk factors or perioperative care. RESULTS: Among the patients of ASA class IV, eight (8.7%) died after operation (retroperitoneal, 3 [6.26%]; transabdominal, 5 [11.3%]; P =.5). There was no difference between groups in the number of pulmonary complications (retroperitoneal, 23 [47.9%]; transabdominal, 19 [43.2%]; P =.7) or in the development of incisional hernias (retroperitoneal, 6 [12.5%]; transabdominal, 5 [11.3%]; P =.5). The retroperitoneal approach was associated with a significant reduction in cardiac complications (retroperitoneal, 6 [12.5%]; transabdominal, 10 [22.7%]; P =.004) and in gastrointestinal complications (retroperitoneal, 5 [8.3%]; transabdominal, 15 [34.1%]). Operative time was significantly longer in the retroperitoneal group (retroperitoneal, 3.35 hours; transabdominal, 2.98 hours; P =.006), as was blood loss (retroperitoneal, 803 mL; transabdominal, 647 mL; P =.012). The patients in the retroperitoneal group required less intravenous narcotics (retroperitoneal, 36.6 +/- 21 mg; transabdominal, 49.5 +/- 28.5 mg; P =.004) and less epidural analgesics (retroperitoneal, 39.5 +/- 6.4 mg; transabdominal, 56.6 +/- 9.5 mg; P =.004). Hospital length of stay (retroperitoneal, 7.2 +/- 1.6 days; transabdominal, 12.8 +/- 2.3 days; P =.024) and hospital charges (retroperitoneal, $35,587 +/- $980; transabdominal, $54,832 +/- $1105; P =.04) were significantly lower in the retroperitoneal group. The survival rates at the 40-month follow-up period were similar between the groups (retroperitoneal, 81.3%; transabdominal, 78.7%; P =.53). CONCLUSION: In this subset of patients who were at high risk for aortic reconstruction, the postoperative complications were common. However, the number of complications was significantly lower in the retroperitoneal group. Aortic reconstruction in patients of ASA class IV appears to be more safely and economically performed with the retroperitoneal approach.  (+info)

Unofficial fees in Bangladesh: price, equity and institutional issues. (6/237)

The widespread collection of unofficial fees at health facilities is a common form of rent-seeking behaviour in Bangladesh. Typically, unofficial fees come in the form of cash payments for the performance of required services, for direct purchase of drugs and medical-surgical requisites, and for service access. Using observational and interview methods, this study explores linkages between official and unofficial fees at three Bangladesh health facility levels; primary care Thana Health Complexes, secondary or district hospitals, and medical college hospitals. The study estimates payment levels for different income classes and different payor types at these facilities, thereby highlighting potential equity, price and institutional questions associated with unofficial fees. Not only does the practice have clear income and equity effects, there also appear to be direct effects upon patient satisfaction, perception of quality, and the ability to pay for health services. The article concludes with a discussion of 'rent capture' processes at Bangladesh facilities and the effect of unofficial fees in six areas of health sector reform: displaced official policies, reduced merit goods production, upward income redistribution, distorted human resource development, growth of facility inefficiency, and obstruction of market reforms.  (+info)

Long-term benefit of primary angioplasty as compared with thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction. (7/237)

BACKGROUND: As compared with thrombolytic therapy, primary coronary angioplasty results in a higher rate of patency of the infarct-related coronary artery, lower rates of stroke and reinfarction, and higher in-hospital or 30-day survival rates. However, the comparative long-term efficacy of these two approaches has not been carefully studied. METHODS: We randomly assigned a total of 395 patients with acute myocardial infarction to treatment with angioplasty or intravenous streptokinase. Clinical information was collected for a mean (+/-SD) of 5+/-2 years, and medical charges associated with the two treatments were compared. RESULTS: A total of 194 patients were assigned to undergo primary angioplasty, and 201 to receive streptokinase. Mortality was 13 percent in the angioplasty group, as compared with 24 percent in the streptokinase group (relative risk, 0.54; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.36 to 0.87). Nonfatal reinfarction occurred in 6 percent and 22 percent of the two groups, respectively (relative risk, 0.27; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.15 to 0.52). The combined incidence of death and nonfatal reinfarction was also lower among patients assigned to angioplasty than among those assigned to streptokinase, with a relative risk of 0.13 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.05 to 0.37) for early events (within the first 30 days) and a relative risk of 0.62 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.43 to 0.91) for late events (after 30 days). The rates of readmission for heart failure and ischemia were also lower among patients in the angioplasty group than among patients in the streptokinase group. Total medical charges per patient were lower in the angioplasty group (16,090 dollars) than in the streptokinase group (16,813 dollars, P=0.05). CONCLUSIONS: During five years of follow-up, primary coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction was associated with lower rates of early and late death and nonfatal reinfarction, fewer hospital readmissions for ischemia or heart failure, and lower total medical charges than treatment with intravenous streptokinase.  (+info)

Outpatient-based bone marrow transplantation for hematologic malignancies: cost saving or cost shifting? (8/237)

PURPOSE: To determine whether a shift in care from an inpatient-based to an outpatient-based bone marrow transplantation (BMT) program decreased charges to payers without increasing clinical complications or out-of-pocket costs to patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This nonrandomized prospective cohort study compared clinical and economic outcomes for 132 consecutive BMT patients with hematologic malignancies who received either inpatient- or outpatient-based BMT care. RESULTS: Seventeen of 132 BMT patients underwent outpatient-based BMT. Compared with the inpatient-based group, the outpatient-based group had a markedly lower mean number of inpatient hospital days (22 v 47; P <.001) and decreased mean inpatient facility charges ($61,059 less per patient; P <.0001) but had higher mean outpatient facility charges ($49,732 higher; P <. 0001). Total professional fees were similar for the groups. The mean total charge to payers was only 7% less ($12,652; P =.21) for outpatient-based BMT than for inpatient-based BMT, but total charge was 34% less for outpatient compared with inpatient BMT ($54,240; P = 0.056) in a subset of patients who had a standard rather than high risk of treatment failure. There was no significant difference between groups in out-of-pocket costs for transportation, lodging, meals, home nursing, household assistance, child care, medication expenses, or unreimbursed medical bills. There also was no significant difference between groups in reported income lost, involuntary unemployment, or months of disability. The two groups had similar rates of major complications, including death, significant acute graft-versus-host disease, and veno-occlusive disease of the liver. CONCLUSION: Increased use of outpatient-based BMT should produce substantial cost savings for payers without adverse effects on patients for those patients who do not have a high risk of treatment failure.  (+info)

  • We have recently seen an increase in the number of enquiries from residents of houses and flats who are unhappy with the services provided, or charges levied by the freeholders of their properties. (farleys.com)
  • The chargemaster can be confusing because it's highly variable and generally not what a consumer would pay," said Carol Steinberg, vice president at the American Hospital Association. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Hospital costs were significantly lower in females for all combined procedures and HA. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • The projection includes costs for pre-operative work up, surgeon's fees, anesthesiologist's fees, hospital charges, and post-operative care. (medval.com)
  • If residents are not willing to pay then the freeholder may undertake the works anyway and register a charge against the property to prevent it being sold without the costs being paid to them from the proceeds of sale. (farleys.com)
  • Virginia's highest average rate for a lower limb replacement was at CJW Medical Center in Richmond, more than $117,000, compared with Winchester Medical Center charging $25,600 per procedure. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Until now, these charges have been closely held by facilities that see a competitive advantage in shielding their fees from competitors. (washingtonpost.com)
  • 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)
  • CJW charged more than $38,000 for esophagitis and gastrointestinal conditions, while Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital averaged $8,100 in those cases. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Similar variation showed up for hospitals that treated particularly complicated cases of heart failure. (washingtonpost.com)
  • In some cases, the homeowners may not agree with the work that has been undertaken, or the charges for such work may be very expensive, and a better deal could have been negotiated. (farleys.com)
  • It shows the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust gained £521,000 in 2016/17 from the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. (itv.com)
  • Hospitals across England raked in £174,526,970 in parking charges in 2016/17 - a six percent increase on the year before, when hospitals took in £164,162,458. (itv.com)
  • Figures released this week showed that hospitals made £175million in 2016/17 - up six per cent on the year before. (thesun.co.uk)
  • Reading Borough Council introduced controversial weekday parking charges on roads around the hospital in November 2016, and now it could extend those charges to the weekend, to raise much-needed revenue to help it balance its books. (getreading.co.uk)
  • Hospitals in Connecticut billed more than $1 billion in facility fees in 2015 and 2016, according to state records . (wskg.org)
  • The nursing administrator at Kosciusko Community Hospital noticed some issues with Gawthrop's medication log for the month of September 2016. (abc57.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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The £4 charge for patient and visitor parking at the Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust is more than three times the national average of £1.15 per hour. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust's outlay on food was less than half the national average of £9.87, and less than a fifth of the average £21.65 spent on each patient at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Our patient-led inspections are already helping to drive up standards and reduce variation in hospital food. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • A hospital's charge is the dollar amount that is billed to insurance companies but typically is not the amount a patient is responsible for paying. (texashealth.org)
  • AP) - A Hamilton County jail inmate being housed at a mental health hospital is facing a murder charge after police say he attacked another patient. (washingtontimes.com)
  • In that analysis, hospital charges for an average California patient admitted for uncomplicated percutaneous coronary intervention ranged from $22,047 to $165,386, with a median charge of $88,350. (eurekalert.org)
  • Often, rural hospitals maintain access to key community services that are used infrequently and therefore they become high cost outliers as there is lower patient volume across which to distribute these costs," said iVantage. (beckershospitalreview.com)
  • A Nationwide Children s official said the fees are necessary because 53 percent of the hospital s patient revenue comes from Medicaid. (dispatch.com)
  • In one of the latest of thousands of such cases an elderly patient treated at a well-known private hospital said he was ripped off in a disgraceful and shocking manner. (dailymirror.lk)
  • In addition, the patient had been charged as much as Rs. (dailymirror.lk)
  • Packets of vitamins or minerals given to the patient carried a charge of Rs. (dailymirror.lk)
  • It appears that after the patient was brought into the hospital by paramedics, the first man - identified by police as Nicholson - got into the ambulance and drove off, officials said. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The Liberal Democrats branded the charges a 'tax on sickness', but some hospitals defended the charges, saying some or all of the money is put back into patient care, or spent on maintaining car parks and grounds. (itv.com)
  • The Trust does not profit from parking charges, the money collected goes towards the cost of providing and running the car parks, and towards free of charge patient transport for those eligible. (itv.com)
  • This charge is only supposed to kick in if a patient receives 30 minutes or more of critical trauma care. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • 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)
  • If you are admitted as a public patient to a ward in St. Vincent's University Hospital, you are an inpatient. (stvincents.ie)
  • It is extremely important for you, as the consumer, to understand that standard charges may not be a relevant starting point for estimating what costs you may incur during an episode of care, and the amount actually paid by a patient will depend on that patient's insurance coverage, policy provisions and other factors. (ochsner.org)
  • In an attempt to further its goal of creating a more transparent, patient-centric health care delivery system, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released data related to Medicare provider charges for certain inpatient hospital services and outpatient procedures. (lexology.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)
  • Francisco Sanchez-Reyes, 73, left, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, a family member said, about two weeks after police said he was attacked by another patient at a Long Beach hospital on Jan. 31. (mercurynews.com)
  • The Observer contacted the hospital regarding a patient who underwent foot surgery here in 2014 who received a bill this summer asking for over $330,000. (dallasobserver.com)
  • Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori has written to the Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, seeking "requisite action as per law" against the hospital for violating government orders and charging Rs3,100 extra (more than the capped price) from a patient for Covid-19 test. (tribuneindia.com)
  • An elderly patient underwent a private first specialist assessment (FSA) for cataract surgery then elected to be transferred directly onto the public hospital waiting list. (hdc.org.nz)
  • The patient did not understand why she incurred these charges but was reluctant to clarify the matter with her ophthalmologist. (hdc.org.nz)
  • It was held that the patient had a reasonable expectation that her public surgery and any associated appointments would be free of charge. (hdc.org.nz)
  • There was no evidence to demonstrate that the public hospital was aware that the ophthalmologist was passing on the cost of preoperative and postoperative consultations to the patient. (hdc.org.nz)
  • 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)
  • A psychiatric patient who police say attacked an Elliot Hospital security guard last week was transferred to an undisclosed Boston hospital a day after that incident in serious condition, officials said Saturday. (newhampshire.com)
  • By comparison, the researchers said, a typical U.S. hospital charges 3.4 times the cost of patient care. (oklahoman.com)
  • The Charge Entry Specialist works under minimal supervision, and is responsible for posting all office and hospital charges to patient accounts after checking for completeness and accuracy. (americasjobexchange.com)
  • People can use mycareINsight to view and compare hospital quality measures, such as patient satisfaction, readmission rates and infections. (wbiw.com)
  • She believes the data suggests that "Minnesota hospitals have shifted their focus from patient care to making money for the sake of increasing profits. (tcbmag.com)
  • Fugate's statement is based on data obtained using a formula known as the Charge-to-Cost Ratio (CCR), which compares chargemaster prices (the list of billable items to a patient) with costs of care. (tcbmag.com)
  • Exemptions to the Statutory In-Patient charge and the A&E / Casualty charge is applicable to Medical Card Holders. (hse.ie)
  • But, interestingly, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz for Peninsula Coastal Region Sutter Health, sent a spreadsheet with charged rates, reimbursement rates, and patient responsibility for a selected group of procedures at the hospital (see below). (clearhealthcosts.com)
  • But the national companies, who would just fly by when they had a patient in Boston, we would charge more. (clearhealthcosts.com)
  • 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)
  • A woman has been charged after allegedly leaving a one-year-old boy inside a hot car as police investigate whether she was playing pokies inside a hotel. (news.com.au)
  • A woman has been charged after allegedly leaving a baby boy locked in a hot car outside a hotel in Melbourne's southwest, as police investigate whether she was playing pokies inside. (news.com.au)
  • The 14-month-old boy, who was allegedly left in the vehicle for up to five hours, was on Thursday still fighting for his life in hospital. (news.com.au)
  • A woman has been arrested after allegedly stealing face masks and other medical items from a hospital in Australia amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic. (inquirer.net)
  • When pressed he eventually stated that he may have done it, and allegedly told police he was angry with the hospital, according to the complaint. (kare11.com)
  • A 33-year-old Lynwood man who allegedly threw a chair through a window and pulled a handgun at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey, putting the hospital on alert for a potential active shooter and prompting evacuations, has been charged with three felonies. (sbsun.com)
  • Days after the horrific incident occurred in which over 100 children lost their lives allegedly due to lack of oxygen in Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital, an allegedly similar incident has taken place in Chattisgarh capital Raipur on Sunday night. (financialexpress.com)
  • In Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital over 100 children have reportedly lost their lives since August 7 as oxygen supply was allegedly cut in the hospital. (financialexpress.com)
  • A nurse has been arrested for allegedly stealing narcotics from the hospital where she worked, according to court records. (abc57.com)
  • Hospital officials spoke with Gawthrop on October 11 and she allegedly admitted to the theft and use of numerous pain narcotics. (abc57.com)
  • Warsaw Police spoke with Gawthrop and allegedly admitted to stealing drugs from the hospital dispenser. (abc57.com)
  • The union also says that the hospital has allegedly failed to provide them with information on firings and layoffs, and a response to questions about 48 surveillance cameras that have allegedly been placed throughout the facility. (hudsonreporter.com)
  • KCPQ-TV reports 25-year-old Daniel Munguia was charged Monday with vehicular assault for allegedly causing a collision with Deputy Sydney Davis in Parkland. (apnews.com)
  • A former pharmacy technician has been charged with allegedly stealing anti-malaria tablets last month from a hospital where he worked, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. (lacounty.gov)
  • Urban teaching hospitals treated more children with asthma who lived in low-income neighborhoods, were uninsured, or received Medicaid coverage than urban nonteaching hospitals. (aappublications.org)
  • 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)
  • The blood test study data were obtained from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development's Hospital Annual Utilization Data files, the Area Health Resources Files, and the Impact Files from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (eurekalert.org)
  • 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)
  • U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald alleged that the University of Illinois hospital defrauded Medicare and Medicaid of more than $1 million. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • A whistle-blower lawsuit unsealed in a North Carolina court last week accused Carolinas Medical Center and N.C. Baptist Hospital of using their jointly-owned health plan to inflate expenses in order to boost reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, the Charlotte Observer reported last week . (modernhealthcare.com)
  • The following comments were submitted by Richard Besser, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) President and CEO, on the proposed rule related to both the online posting of standard charges by hospitals and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Request for Information (RFI) about transparency around out-of-pocket costs, particularly balance billing. (rwjf.org)
  • Hospitals, for example, maintain a 'chargemaster' (which is a list of maximum prices), negotiate rates individually with commercial insurers, and accept the lower rates set by government for Medicare and Medicaid. (rwjf.org)
  • It's somewhat akin to a cover charge" at a club, said Doolittle, who previously served as deputy director of the federal Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (wskg.org)
  • Hospital executives argue almost no one pays the retail or "chargemaster" rates - Medicare, Medicaid, military and private insurance plans negotiate steep discounts. (canoncitydailyrecord.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)
  • Some of the procedures cannot be done in the private hospitals. (radionz.co.nz)
  • The Telangana Doctors' Association was quoted by the report as saying that the incident brought to light the way private hospitals are "looting" people even during the pandemic, and requested the government to take strict action. (financialexpress.com)
  • New Delhi: Amid rising COVID-19 cases, inadequate beds in government hospitals and absence of specific guidelines for COVID treatment resulted in private hospitals charging exorbitant fees, a parliamentary panel on Saturday said, asserting that a sustainable pricing model could have averted many deaths. (wn.com)
  • Thailand's medical tourism brought in an estimated THB18.4 billion baht ($US600 million) in 2018, but most seek treatment at private hospitals. (pattayatoday.net)
  • Rodney Nicholson, 34, had just left St. Bernard Hospital when he stole an ambulance that was outside the hospital and drove for about a block, crashing into a light pole and a street sign, before he was taken into custody early Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The charges are correct as of 07/16/2019, for acute inpatient discharges 10/01/2018 - 05/31/2019. (trinityhealth.org)
  • Her office has issued subpoenas to several California hospital chains, including Sutter Health and Dignity Health in the Bay Area, as part of an investigation into whether the market power of major hospitals in California is improperly influencing health care costs. (sfgate.com)
  • A spokesman said Friday that the attorney general's office wouldn't confirm or deny the investigation, but Harris' probe, first reported in the Wall Street Journal , also involves health insurers and physicians groups that work closely with major hospitals. (sfgate.com)
  • Referring to mandates imposed by the Affordable Care Act and other health care reforms, the statement added: "Criticism of hospitals that are responding to the demands of federal and state laws is unwarranted. (sfgate.com)
  • Sutter Health and Dignity Health are among the biggest hospital chains in California. (sfgate.com)
  • Sutter Health of Sacramento has 29 sites in Northern California, while Dignity Health, the fifth-largest hospital chain in the country, has 40 full-service hospitals and 150 ancillary clinics in California, Arizona and Nevada. (sfgate.com)
  • In 2004, the California Public Employees' Retirement System , the nation's largest public pension system, cut its ties with Sutter Health, saying its charges were much higher than other hospitals statewide. (sfgate.com)
  • Sutter Health has also been criticized for negotiating rates with insurers on a strictly "all or none" basis - meaning one contract covering all its hospitals. (sfgate.com)
  • Sutter has denied the "all or none" charge, pointing to several health plans "that have parts and pieces of Sutter Health. (sfgate.com)
  • Figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre revealed that at 15 hospitals in England parking costs more than £2 per hour, while at dozens of other sites - along with those in much of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - the service is free. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • I n compliance with Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d), Texas Health's charge for a COVID-19 diagnostic laboratory test (HCPCS U0002, U0003, U0004 and CPT 87635) is $100. (texashealth.org)
  • Access average inpatient charges and detailed hospital charge information for respective hospitals in the Texas Health system. (texashealth.org)
  • The list below includes specific Texas Health hospital or facility average charge per service for respective diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), based on typical services provided. (texashealth.org)
  • Now, facility fees for off-site care are drawing scrutiny from Medicare, some insurers, and consumers, who say that they are unfair and that hospitals are collecting more revenue and driving up health care costs. (bostonglobe.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)
  • To show thanks to a local hospital, an entrepreneur in Clayton, N.C., had the health facility's name and logo cut into a cornfield on his 100-acre property in August. (wsj.com)
  • Glenn Boyette underwent triple bypass heart surgery in July at the Wake Heart Center, a part of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, a private, nonprofit health-care system in Raleigh, N.C. Now visitors to his farm can work their way through a maze that spells out WakeMed Heart Center and features the health organization's logo. (wsj.com)
  • 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)
  • Some health boards have argued they need to apply charges to stop commuters who have no connection with the hospital leaving their cars there all day. (rac.co.uk)
  • You may hear people say that, 'Charges don't matter' or that 'No one pays full charges,'" said senior author Renee Y. Hsia, MD, an associate professor of emergency medicine at UCSF and director of health policy studies in the Department of Emergency Medicine. (eurekalert.org)
  • To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review , sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here . (beckershospitalreview.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)
  • Medicare pays Wexner Medical Center $50 for facility fees, shesaid.OhioHealth and Mount Carmel Health System say they don t charge facility fees. (dispatch.com)
  • Winnipeg police have arrested a 16-year-old boy and charged him with several counts of arson in connection to a major fire that broke out at the city's Health Sciences Centre in the spring. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • At New London Hospital, we are committed to providing you with the best available health care along with convenient and reliable billing services. (newlondonhospital.org)
  • St. Vincent's University Hospital is a voluntary public hospital operating under section 38 of the Health Act. (stvincents.ie)
  • If you attend or are admitted to a public hospital in the Republic of Ireland certain Public Health Act charges apply. (stvincents.ie)
  • If you attend the Emergency Department at St. Vincent's University Hospital a Health Act charge of €100 will apply. (stvincents.ie)
  • Inpatients are subject to the Health Act charge of €80 per night, up to a maximum of ten days (€800) in a rolling 12 month period, in any public hospital. (stvincents.ie)
  • Shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, said: 'Hospital parking charges are an entirely unfair and unnecessary burden, which disproportionately affect the most vulnerable people using our health service. (thesun.co.uk)
  • The release of these charge data is a piece of the three-part initiative by HHS to increase transparency in the delivery of health care in the United States, encourage competition, and provide consumers with more purchasing power. (lexology.com)
  • Less than a month later, on June 3, 2013, Secretary Sebelius released the outpatient charge data as part of Health Datapalooza IV, an annual conference on data transparency. (lexology.com)
  • The fees could be among a raft of levies introduced to raise extra cash to fund the NHS rather than charge, and possibly 'upset' the thousands of ethnic 'health tourists and other riff-raff who are draining the NHS of over £2 million + a month! (thespoof.com)
  • Instead it suggests such punitive charges would keep the ever increasing docile and subservient low paid masses in line even more while preventing thousands of people in ill health from actually using the service. (thespoof.com)
  • The investigation report by the Assistant Commissioner (Grievances), Jalandhar, which has also been forwarded by the DC to the Additional Chief Secretary, concludes: "Patel Hospital has erroneously or wilfully charged more than directed by government for Covid-19 test and is liable for appropriate action for violating the orders of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, dated 18/7/2020. (tribuneindia.com)
  • It is incumbent on all of us in the House, when people's loved ones are ill or they themselves require hospital treatment, to ensure that the national health service makes the conditions appropriate for them to access the treatment that they need, and car parking charges get very much in the way of that. (parliament.uk)
  • Nine nurses and a pharmacist once employed by Columbus-based Mount Carmel Health System filed suit Thursday alleging the hospital wrongfully terminated and defamed Dr. William Husel. (wkbn.com)
  • Does Illness Help Young Adults Take Charge of Their Own Health? (seattlechildrens.org)
  • The findings highlight a need for parents and doctors to do a better job of preparing healthy teens to become smart health consumers, said Dr. Cora Breuner, a pediatrics researcher at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington, who wasn't involved in the study. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • The suit, filed by Joe Vincoli, a former manager at N.C. Baptist, alleges the two hospitals provided their employees with health insurance through a wholly-owned subsidiary called MedCost. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • The for-profit company administers health plans and contracts with hospitals and doctors' offices. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • In health care, the concept of "standard charges" is somewhat elusive, since providers charge many different prices to different payers for the same service. (rwjf.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • After a first round of screening tests, Snitchler had an ultrasound-guided needle biopsy at the Henry Ford Health System's main hospital. (wskg.org)
  • When Snitchler scheduled the biopsy, no one told her that Henry Ford Health System would also charge her a $2,170 facility fee. (wskg.org)
  • The Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) union, which represents 350 workers at MHMC, has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an injunction ordering the hospital to stop the alleged activities. (hudsonreporter.com)
  • Even within the same geographic area," said Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who spearheaded a new transparency initiative to reveal traditionally secretive hospital bills. (techcrunch.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)
  • Denver Health charges about $13,000, and Montrose Memorial Hospital in western Colorado charges only $8,000. (canoncitydailyrecord.com)
  • We compare hospital charges before and after Singapore's Ministry of Health started publishing the statistics of hospital charges on its website in the late 2003. (uni-muenchen.de)
  • The uncertainty created by the NLRB s failure to address the open issues on the status of charge nurses and other first-level supervisors as "statutory supervisors" has impacted the entire spectrum of health care -- from acute care to long-term care to assisted living. (southfloridahospitalnews.com)
  • The website has displayed hospital charge data compiled from the Indiana State Department of Health for the 100 most common inpatient services in Indiana. (wbiw.com)
  • Late last year, media reports said the health department and Hua Hin Hospital would refund over THB20,000 (US$650) to a Dutch man following years of complaints he'd been made to pay hundreds of baht in extra charges every time he traveled from Prachuab Khiri Khan for cancer treatments. (pattayatoday.net)
  • Department of Health commissioner Jan Malcolm said the lack of transparency about prices being charged contributes to the rising cost of health care. (mprnews.org)
  • Sarah Carpenter, national officer for health at Unite, said: "It is a scandal that NHS trusts in England have pocketed nearly £70m from staff car parking charges. (chad.co.uk)
  • People who hold a Medical Card are entitled to a range of Health Services free of charge. (hse.ie)
  • Not only does Illinois have an excellent hospital comparison and consumer health Web site , it also has a state law saying that "hospital charges to eligible uninsured cannot exceed the costs of the services plus 35 percent. (clearhealthcosts.com)
  • Chargemasters have become known as the "MSRP" of health care, a list of notional prices that come into play when hospitals create their bills. (clearhealthcosts.com)
  • 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)
  • A Lincoln Park woman's blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit when her SUV plowed into a dozen parked cars as well as an office building at Children's Memorial Hospital , sending herself and another person to the hospital, authorities said. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Staying current is easy with Crain's news delivered straight to your inbox, free of charge. (chicagobusiness.com)
  • And while the hospital has forgiven the bill (once the news became involved), it does not stop the problem. (cafemom.com)
  • Hospitals have expenses whether a person lives or dies," they told ABC News. (cafemom.com)
  • Ranked as one of the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report , Seattle Children's serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho - the largest region of any children's hospital in the country. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • COLUMBUS, Ga. _ Charles Johnston, the suspect in Doctors Hospital shooting, has been released from The Medical Center and charged with multiple offenses, including three counts of murder and four counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer. (redorbit.com)
  • The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (https://bit.ly/1Nairdg ) 37-year-old Leviticus Avery is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 38-year-old Kevin Green. (washingtontimes.com)
  • A 37-year-old man, identified as a transient living in Long Beach, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a murder charge stemming from the beating death of a hospital roommate last week, authorities said. (mercurynews.com)
  • Adebolajo, one of the main suspects in the brutal murder of a soldier in London, was discharged from the hospital Tuesday. (wfit.org)
  • One of the suspects in the murder last week of British soldier Lee Rigby has been released from the hospital and is in police custody. (wfit.org)
  • two women who had been suspected of conspiracy to murder were released without being charged. (wfit.org)
  • While the disparities in charges for cholesterol tests were the most extreme, they were not an aberration. (publicradioeast.org)
  • This study's goals were to examine the degree of racial disparities in South Carolina between African Americans (AAs) and Caucasian Americans (CAs) in stroke admission rates, hospital charges, and outcomes and to determine whether racial differences varied by age. (ahajournals.org)
  • Hospitals contend that these prices, which come from a master list known as a "chargemaster," are rarely relevant to consumers. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The chargemaster can be confusing because it's highly variable and generally not what a consumer would pay," said Carol Steinberg, vice president at the American Hospital Association. (washingtonpost.com)
  • CMS already releases information on the chargemaster and Medicare rates for all Diagnosis Related Group Codes (DRG) at the individual hospital level, so there is no particular reason to ask hospitals to additionally post this information, unless there is a desire to make it more timely than the 2015 data which are already available. (rwjf.org)
  • Averaging the charges in the 100 diagnostic categories analyzed by Medicare, Littleton Adventist chargemaster prices are the highest at 682 percent of what Medicare allows. (canoncitydailyrecord.com)
  • Figures released by the NHS show the trust raked in 548,410 in the year to March from charges and penalty fines incurred by NHS workers parking across all its sites. (chad.co.uk)
  • British Medical Association council chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, added that it was "unacceptable" for hospitals to plug financial gaps by charging and imposing fines on staff. (chad.co.uk)
  • Put bluntly, a car parking charge is often the last thing people need. (rac.co.uk)
  • Most people are reliant on driving to hospitals and this gets rid of an unnecessary hassle and cost at a time of likely anxiety and stress for them. (rac.co.uk)
  • Hospitals are notorious for their poor treatment of women and babies, yet they remain the number one way for most people to give birth. (cafemom.com)
  • Two hospitals in Cumbria have made more than £500,000 in the last year by charging people to park, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed. (itv.com)
  • Bosses admitted people living nearby who aren't protected by having a parking permit could be hit by the charges, which would also provide more short term parking for people. (getreading.co.uk)
  • As many as 40 young people may work at the hospital during the summer as junior volunteers. (newsargus.com)
  • I know most people can probably dig up an extra $4, but if you don't have much money and go to the hospital a few times, it can add up. (star-telegram.com)
  • The income thresholds for qualifying for a medical card are relatively low, and for people who sit just above that limit, this is an unfair and exorbitant charge. (sinnfein.ie)
  • Since then, GOP-led Indiana has tapped the Indiana Hospital Association to partially fund its expansion along with cigarette tax revenue. (governing.com)
  • Indiana Hospital Association is a nonprofit organization that serves as the professional trade association for more than 170 Hoosier hospitals. (wbiw.com)
  • 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)
  • She also said that she was not administered proper medicines and the nurses at the private hospital were irresponsible and did not give her the medication on time. (financialexpress.com)
  • Acknowledgement: To staffs of Records Department, Accounts department and nurses in the various wards of the hospital. (ebscohost.com)
  • Tensions between the nurses union and Meadowlands Hospital are ongoing. (hudsonreporter.com)
  • According to the union, the hospital made a unilateral change in benefits and working conditions when it launched a nurse intern program and paid registered nurses minimum wage. (hudsonreporter.com)
  • According to the MHMC web site, the nurse internship program is for new graduates and registered nurses without hospital-based experience. (hudsonreporter.com)
  • Charge Nurses: Hello, NLRB Are You Out There? (southfloridahospitalnews.com)
  • The issue of whether "charge nurses," and other managers similarly-situated, can reliably be treated as supervisors for purposes of the National Labor Relations Act has been lingering before the NLRB for several years. (southfloridahospitalnews.com)
  • The United States Supreme Court in 2001, in the case of NLRB v. Kentucky River Community Care, Inc., disposed of several of the issues involved in determination of supervisory status for charge nurses and other front-line supervisors, but the Supreme Court left open a number of important questions that almost always arise in cases involving a determination of supervisory status for first-level supervisors. (southfloridahospitalnews.com)
  • In a case involving a determination of whether or not a charge nurse, or other front-line manager, is or is not a statutory supervisor under the NLRA, the NLRB s decision almost always turns on an analysis and application of these statutory terms from Section 2(11) as compared to the charge nurses actual duties and responsibilities. (southfloridahospitalnews.com)
  • 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)
  • Hospitals nationwide showed a large variation for many common procedures. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Similar variation showed up for hospitals that treated particularly complicated cases of heart failure. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Hospital ownership and teaching status help explain a portion of the variation - prices generally were lower at government and teaching hospitals. (eurekalert.org)
  • Regarding commercial rates, it should further be noted that: 1) negotiated rates are increasing in recent years relative to Medicare, 2) recent work has demonstrated that there is significant variation in negotiated commercial rates at the individual hospital level , and 3) hospitals and third party payers consider these negotiated rates to be proprietary-and in some states are allowed by law to treat them that way. (rwjf.org)
  • Researchers said their analysis found no rational explanation for the stark variation in listed prices, though teaching hospitals and government hospitals generally set lower charges than other facilities. (publicradioeast.org)
  • The General Assembly last month declared all of Virginia's public mental hospitals "drug-free zones," where it would be a felony to sell any illegal drugs. (dailypress.com)
  • Rodney Nicholson, 34, has been charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle and felony criminal damage to property after he drove from St. Bernard Hospital, 326 W. 64th St. and crashed in the 6300 block of South Yale Avenue about 4 a.m., according to police. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Both were charged with second-degree assault, a Class D felony. (northcountrynow.com)
  • Christopher Mencias Agustin (dob 11/22/84) of Torrance was charged in case BA486647 with two felony counts of second-degree burglary during an emergency and one felony count of concealing or withholding stolen property exceeding $950. (lacounty.gov)
  • A formal inquiry conducted by the administration has found Jalandhar-based Patel Hospital violating government norms and overcharging for the RT-PCR Covid-19 test. (tribuneindia.com)
  • In his complaint to the DC, submitted on July 22, Rajiv Makol had stated that he had been charged Rs5,500 for the Covid-19 test by the Patel Hospital, for which the rate has been capped by the state government at Rs2,400. (tribuneindia.com)
  • Patel Hospital has rightly charged Rs2,400 for Covid-19 test, but another Rs3,100 has been charged under PPE kit, doctor fee etc. (tribuneindia.com)
  • A government doctor in Hyderabad has alleged in a police complaint that a private hospital charged her Rs 1.19 lakh for one day of treatment for COVID-19, according to a report in IE. (financialexpress.com)
  • She added that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and was home quarantined for two weeks before going to the hospital, the report stated. (financialexpress.com)
  • She alleged that at the time of discharge, she did not have Rs 79,000 and was detained at the hospital for several hours before her COVID-19 positive brother came and paid the amount. (financialexpress.com)
  • hospital cost-to-charge ratio is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary . (tabers.com)
  • Taber's Medical Dictionary, Taber's Online, https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736929/all/hospital_cost_to_charge_ratio. (tabers.com)
  • The dog Lena (center, in light pink) died while being treated at Alta View Animal Hospital in Mountain View. (mv-voice.com)
  • Veterinarian Tejpaul Ghumman, who owns Alta View Animal Hospital in Mountain View, is facing the possible revocation of his license and the closure of his clinic by state regulators. (mv-voice.com)
  • The complaint also points out the Alta View Animal Hospital was using forms and documents from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the accrediting body for U.S. veterinary clinics. (mv-voice.com)
  • With the expanding needs of the medically underserved, socially just policies are required for financing hospitals that care for a disproportionate share of economically disadvantaged children. (aappublications.org)
  • Wright, a critical care nurse from Fortson Ga., who had worked at the hospital for 11 years, was the first victim. (redorbit.com)
  • Because of this, the care you receive may have a hospital facility charge in addition to a provider charge. (bostonglobe.com)
  • Charged is a podcast devoted to uncovering the stories of the relentless daily pursuit at Mass General to break boundaries and provide exceptional care. (massgeneral.org)
  • In this study the effect on hospital charges of back transports was examined by comparing the charges for care in community hospitals with what these charges would have been in a tertiary care center. (aappublications.org)
  • The ex-colleagues allege hospital executives were ignorant of appropriate standards of care and they weren't betrayed or coerced by Husel. (wkbn.com)
  • Adolescents and young adults coping with chronic illness may be better prepared to take charge of their own care than their healthy peers, a recent study suggests. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children's Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • But many visitors have parking tickets validated at hospital doctors' offices, hospital care units or the information desk. (star-telegram.com)
  • London boroughs make cash bid to avoid care cuts and rises in charges. (ebscohost.com)
  • The article focuses on a report commissioned by London Councils that states the possible higher service thresholds and more charges to be faced by social care users unless councils gain more funding in the comprehensive spending review in England. (ebscohost.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)
  • Medicare, which identified hospitals in its Wednesday release for the first time, pays only $8,000 to $11,000 for such care. (canoncitydailyrecord.com)
  • Strong leadership and critical thinking skills, critical care background and 4 years experience as Charge Nurse of high volume holding room area. (livecareer.com)
  • The 44-year-old from LaGrange, Ga., died at the hospital at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower said. (redorbit.com)
  • The charges relate to two hospitals where he worked in Lower Saxony, Germany, over a seven year period. (rt.com)
  • The trust has made around £150,000 more than last year, when charges added up to £367,000. (itv.com)
  • Across the UK, NHS hospitals have been accused of putting a 'tax on sickness' after the data showed they made a record £174 million over the last year. (itv.com)
  • Prosecutors say 39-year-old Larry Draneail Raduenz accessed the main oxygen tanks at North Memorial Hospital, broke off zip ties and latches and tampered with the supply valve. (kare11.com)
  • Furthermore, such charges would raise £3billion a year which in turn would allow for umpteen non-essential NHS managers to squander millions on lavish overseas holidays, call girls and countless in-house parties! (thespoof.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)
  • One of the deceased is a 58-year-old woman from Dhilwan, Kapurthala, who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar. (tribuneindia.com)
  • The details are spelled out as "causes for discipline" in 22 cases, including one in which a 13-year-old dog died and several others in which the complaint charges that puppies weren't given any pain medication during or after surgery. (mv-voice.com)
  • Police have charged a 32-year-old woman after a toddler was found alone in a car in hot conditions in Melbourne's west and taken to hospital in a critical condition. (abc.net.au)
  • 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)
  • According to the St. Cloud police department, 32-year-old Sarah Linn Anderson was arrested at the St. Cloud hospital emergency room Sunday afternoon after kicking a security officer while receiving treatment. (kvsc.org)
  • A Hospital Charged $1,877 to Pierce a 5-Year-Old's Ears. (propublica.org)
  • Two years ago, Margaret O'Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children's Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. (propublica.org)
  • Hospital parking charges were abolished in Wales earlier this year after the last contract with a private firm expired - a decade after the Welsh Government announced parking would be free. (chad.co.uk)
  • 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)
  • Significant microbiologic predictors of increased charges included the number of blood cultures obtained, nosocomial acquisition, and polymicrobial bloodstream infections. (asm.org)
  • All their son ultimately received from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital was a bottle of formula and a few minutes napping in his mother's arms, Vox reported. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Welcome to Texas General Hospital, a new, sleek-looking facility next to the train tracks in Grand Prairie. (dallasobserver.com)
  • Texas General hospital came in at number 11, making it the worst in the state. (dallasobserver.com)
  • The survey looked at A&E specific parking where available, or if not at general hospital car parking rates. (thisismoney.co.uk)