Maryland Panel To Consider Hospital Rates For Next Fiscal Year
In other news, a California regional hospital has filed for bankruptcy.
The Baltimore Sun:
State Panel To Consider Increases In Hospital Rates
Maryland hospitals want health regulators to approve a larger increase in hospital rates than the one proposed by state health staff when they vote Wednesday on rates for the next fiscal year. (Cohn 6/7)
The Wall Street Journal:
Gardens Regional Hospital Files For Bankruptcy
The Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center Inc. filed for bankruptcy after losing money providing health care to depressed southern Los Angeles neighborhoods, where fewer patients can afford the cost of health care. Lawyers who put the 137-bed hospital into chapter 11 protection on Monday said that since 2010, state and federal medical insurance programs have slowly whittled down reimbursement payments to the facility, which took in more than 8,500 emergency-room patients last year. (Stech, 6/7)