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Federal Gov’t Taking Notice of Increase in Healthcare Lawsuits

All of the published reports highlighting the hospital networks, especially non-profit facilities, which have been filing lawsuits against former patients with unpaid debts has made its way to Washington, D.C., and the federal government appears ready to do something about it. During a speech last week to the American Hospital …

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Conifer Closing Office in Tacoma, Laying Off 169 Employees

Conifer Health Solutions has announced its plan to close an office in Tacoma, Wash., and lay off 169 employees. The revenue cycle management company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the Washington State Employment Security Department on Aug. 14. “Conifer has made the decision to transition its business …

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Rising Hospital Prices To Cause Greater Financial Strain

Healthcare spending in the United States is projected to increase by $2.5 trillion in the next decade, rising to $6 trillion, and a large chunk of that will come from inpatient procedures at hospitals, according to a report from UnitedHealth Group. Moderating the increases in prices from hospitals and physicians …

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