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December 3, 2014
Cleveland Clinic’s operating surplus increases to $123.9M in Q3

Cleveland Clinic’s operating surplus increases to $123.9M in Q3

Source: Becker’s Hospital Review By: Ayla Ellison Cleveland Clinic posted an operating surplus of $123.9 million for the third quarter of 2014, up from the $57 million operating […]
November 21, 2014
Study shows wide gap between hospital charges for public, private insurers

Study shows wide gap between hospital charges for public, private insurers

Source: Fierce Healthcare By: Ron Shinkman Facilities charge private insurers nearly double that of Medicare It’s a matter of faith that most hospitals earn the biggest […]
November 19, 2014
Mayo Clinic posts $205.3M operating surplus for Q3

Mayo Clinic posts $205.3M operating surplus for Q3

Source: Becker’s Hospital Review By: Ayla Ellison Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System reported a $205.3 million operating surplus for the third quarter of this year, up from […]
October 30, 2014
Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds

Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds

Source: LA Times By: Chad Terhune Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% […]
October 23, 2014
Medical Bills: Even Worse Than You Thought

Medical Bills: Even Worse Than You Thought

Source: Forbes By: Richard Eisenberg Seems like every other day, there’s a story about how health care costs are absurd or confounding. You may have seen […]
October 4, 2014
Patient’s worries emerge over charge masters at Pittsburgh’s regional hospital

Patient’s worries emerge over charge masters at Pittsburgh’s regional hospital

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By: Steve Twedt Once Pennsylvania Insurance Department officials sign off on Highmark’s transition plan for separating from UPMC, Highmark members may learn they […]
October 4, 2014
I-Team: New Jersey Hospital Charges Man Nearly $9,000 to Bandage Cut Finger

I-Team: New Jersey Hospital Charges Man Nearly $9,000 to Bandage Cut Finger

Source: NBC New York By: Chris Glorioso A New Jersey hospital charged a teacher nearly $9,000 to put a bandage on his middle finger, an NBC […]
October 3, 2014
RACs collected nearly $4B in 2013

RACs collected nearly $4B in 2013

Source: Fierce Healthcare By: Zack Budryk CMS report finds most improper payments were overpayments from inpatient hospital claims Fierce Health Finance-The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]
September 22, 2014
After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know

After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know

Source: NYTimes.com By: Elisabeth Rosenthal The New York Times-Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent […]