Doctor showing CT scan to patient in examination room at hospital

More than a third of Kentucky hospitals at risk, warns Kentucky Hospital Association report

BY: - March 9, 2023

Citing “inflation, record-high operating costs, and lower volumes,” a new report released this month says 38% of Kentucky’s hospitals are at risk of closure thanks to “the unsustainability of operations.” Health-care consulting firm Kaufman Hall prepared the report at the request of the Kentucky Hospital Association. The report shows that the state’s hospitals spent much […]

Hundreds of hospitals sue patients or threaten their credit

BY: - December 29, 2022

This article is republished from Kaiser Health News. Despite growing evidence of the harm caused by medical debt, hundreds of U.S. hospitals maintain policies to aggressively pursue patients for unpaid bills, using tactics such as lawsuits, selling patient accounts to debt buyers, and reporting patients to credit rating agencies, a KHN investigation shows. The collection […]

ER doctors call private equity staffing practices iIllegal, seek to ban them

BY: - December 22, 2022

This article was first published by KHN (Kaiser Health News). A group of emergency physicians and consumer advocates in multiple states are pushing for stiffer enforcement of decades-old statutes that prohibit the ownership of medical practices by corporations not owned by licensed doctors. Thirty-three states plus the District of Columbia have rules on their books against […]