Tag Archives: Hospitals

Hospitals sustain COVID-19 recovery but costs spike above pre-pandemic levels

Dive Brief: Providers are continuing to recover from the economic trauma inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that recovery remains uneven, according to the latest monthly hospital and physician reports from Kaufman Hall. Overall, patient volumes and revenue have made dramatic leaps compared to a year ago, when the country was all but shut down… Read More »

Hospitals likely upcoding severity levels for Medicare patients, OIG says

Dive Brief: A new report by the HHS Office of Inspector General indicated that inpatient hospital stays have become more expensive to the Medicare program, even before the COVID-19 pandemic began to severely disrupt the U.S. healthcare system a year ago. HHS OIG analyzed Medicare Part A claims for inpatient stays from fiscal year 2014… Read More »