WASHINGTON, May 21- The pension gap at U.S. not-for-profit hospitals is growing, according to a Moody's Investors Service report released on Tuesday that found the low interest rate environment is contributing to the shortfall.» Read More
WASHINGTON, May 21- The pension gap at U.S. not-for-profit hospitals is growing, according to a Moody's Investors Service report released on Tuesday that found the low interest rate environment is contributing to the shortfall.
MOORE, Okla.-- Officials say a tornado hit a small hospital in suburban Oklahoma City, but all the 30 patients inside survived. Moore Medical Center spokeswoman Kelly Wells says the hospital was "pretty much destroyed" after Monday's tornado.
*Pilot scheme in Jakarta triggered overcrowding at hospitals. JAKARTA, May 20- When a sick Indonesian baby died after 10 hospitals in Jakarta turned her family away in February, critics blamed a pilot health insurance scheme that had overwhelmed the city's public hospitals.
WASHINGTON, May 15- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse and hospital company executive, as the first full-fledged administrator for the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs since 2006.. Medicare program and Medicaid are also on the firing line for potential deficit reduction.
MIAMI-- Hospitals nationwide could lose half a billion dollars in federal funding for uninsured patients next year under the national health overhaul _ a loss that will hit especially hard in states that decided against expanding Medicaid coverage.
In Denver, Colorado, for instance, treatment for heart failure ranges from $21,000 to $46,000, according to the data on services used in the 100 common hospital stays covered by the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. In Jackson, Mississippi, fees for the same treatment range from $9,000 to $51,000.
*CEO expects Texas to expand Medicaid eventually. NEW YORK, May 7- Tenet Healthcare Corp sees its hospitals playing a role in signing up uninsured Americans for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, particularly in states that are balking at implementing the reform.
*FDA sees long-term consequences in recruitment, future leadership. Participants at the Reuters Health Summit in New York this week spoke to the immediate impact of $85 billion in automatic government-wide budget cuts that began on March 1.
MADRID, May 7- Thousands of doctors and nurses went on strike across Spain's Madrid region on Tuesday to protest against plans to spend less public money on health care, the most unpopular part of the government's drive to cut costs.
WASHINGTON, May 2- The U.S. Justice Department is suing Chemed Corp and its hospice subsidiaries, including the biggest U.S. for-profit hospice chain, alleging false billings for Medicare hospice services.
May 2- Hospital operator Health Management Associates Inc, which warned last month of weak patient admissions, on Thursday posted a first-quarter profit that fell short of Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down nearly 9 percent.
Keith Smith, Co-founder, Managing Partner at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma says that all funds are channeled to patient care, helping his team deliver quality healthcare and low costs.
With five months until 2014 open enrollment starts, the picture's a little clearer in some of the 16 states that are building their own health exchange marketplaces, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
May 1- Ensign Group Inc:. *The Ensign Group acquires two Washington healthcare and senior housing. *Ensign subsidiary acquired Omaha nursing center, a skilled nursing facility.
April 30- Tenet Healthcare Corp on Tuesday posted a first-quarter net loss on a decline in admissions, the latest U.S. hospital operator to report a slowdown in patient visits. Hospital groups HCA Holdings Inc, Community Health Systems Inc and Health Management Associates Inc have all warned that admissions were weak in the first quarter.
Hospital groups HCA Holdings Inc, Community Health Systems Inc and Health Management Associates Inc have all warned that admissions were weak in the first quarter. Tenet, the No. 3 for-profit U.S. hospital chain, said its first-quarter net loss was $88 million, or 85 cents a share, compared with net income of $58 million, or 53 cents a share, a year earlier.
April 30- LifePoint Hospitals Inc:. *Deutsche Bank raises target price to $48 from $46; rating hold. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
April 30- Tenet Healthcare Corp on Tuesday posted a first-quarter net loss on a decline in admissions, becoming the latest U.S. hospital operator to report a slowdown in patient visits. Tenet confirmed its outlook for full-year 2013 adjusted earnings before tax, interest, depreciation and amortization of $1.325 billion to $1.425 billion.
April 29- LifePoint Hospitals Inc:. *Credit Suisse raises target price to $48 from $45; rating neutral. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
April 29- LifePoint Hospitals Inc:. *UBS raises to buy from neutral; target price to $52 from $48. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.