Since 2010, at least 79 rural hospitals have closed across the country, and nearly 700 more are at risk of closing. Why is it happening, how does it affect patients and communities, and what can be done? We take a look.
Since 2010, at least 79 rural hospitals have closed across the country, and nearly 700 more are at risk of closing. Why is it happening, how does it affect…
Safety-net hospitals have been struggling financially for a number of years, and recently more reports show urban hospitals suffering closures & bankruptcy. What does all this mean for larger hospitals, and how does electronic data handling affect the revenue cycle at different sized hospitals?
Rural and community hospitals in the United States have been feeling the squeeze and financial pressure, especially over the last several years. At this point, many have been forced to file bankruptcy or close their doors. This begs the question, “Why are so many rural hospitals closing their doors?”
Four regional safety-net hospitals in Louisiana are in danger of closure in 2017. There are ten safety-net hospitals in Louisiana serving the state’s low income and uninsured residents. Of these, Alexandria, Bogalusa, Houma and Lake Charles are at risk. Why? It’s a plight we’ve seen at other similar hospitals in different states, and it usually relates to changing government payments.
As 683 critical access hospitals in many of the small towns of America are in danger of closing, revenue cycle leaders continue to struggle and many wonder what can be done. There are now more statistics than ever showing how significant of a crisis this really is, and there are a couple of groups organizing to find and push for a solution.