Ontario to adopt patient-based funding of hospitals
- Billing improvements strengthen finances. G.A. // AHA News;5/1/95, Vol. 31 Issue 18, p4
Reports on efforts by hospitals in the United States to improve billing and collections as an alternative way to boost their financial positions. Cash flow turn-around; Number of days from patient discharge to billing; Percentage of accounts receivable.
- Hospitals expect severe cuts. Kostreski, Farah // AHA News;7/17/95, Vol. 31 Issue 29, p2
Reports on the preparation of the District of Columbia hospitals for further budgetary cuts. Possibilities of rejecting Mayor Marion Barry's budget proposal; Strategies to fill up budgetary gaps; Contingency plans for future furloughs.
- Still waiting for answers in Westview. Sheremata, Davis // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;8/7/95, Vol. 22 Issue 34, p8
Discusses Alberta's options to democratize the West View Regional Health Authority (RHA) while retaining financial control. Planned closure of three of the region's five hospitals to eliminate its $2.5 million deficit; Direct election; Appointment of boards from nominees of the Alberta...
- Cash transfusion. Santiago, Raquel // Crain's Cleveland Business;8/16/93, Vol. 14 Issue 33, p1
Reports on losses incurred by twelve area hospitals under the Ohio Care Assurance plan. Payment of one percent of hospital's operating costs into a state pool matched by the federal government; Redistribution of resources according to volume of indigent patients; Alterations of the plan.
- Terror alert system puts hospitals in the red. Klein, Sarah A. // Crain's Chicago Business;3/24/2003, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p4
Reports on financial problems faced by hospitals while implementing the terrorism alert system in Chicago, Illinois. Amount of money spent by hospitals to tackle with possible biological and chemical attacks; Problems faced by hospitals due to lack of reimbursement from the government;...
- B.Y.O.B. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p2
Presents a tongue and cheek comparison from `The Osgood File,' between hospital pricing systems and restaurant bills. National Center for Policy Analysis report; `Bring your own bed' concept.
- Getting the most out of banking relationships. Sagner, James S. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Apr94, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p78
Outlines measures designed to get the most out of hospitals' banking relationships. Importance of consultative relationships; Productive bankers' meeting.
- New York hospitals get rate hike. Pallarito, Karen // Modern Healthcare;1/3/94, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p20
Reports on the extension of New York state's inpatient payment system. Amount of increase in reimbursement; Payment rates increase; Criticism of extension; Popularity of rate-setting; Proposals by Governor Mario Cuomo; Weaknesses of bill.
- Quicker payment trend continues. Lutz, Sandy // Modern Healthcare;2/7/94, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p6
Reports on the trend of quicker payment for hospitals, according Zimmerman & Associates. Drop in gross days revenue outstanding in fourth quarter 1993; Percentage of revenue written off as bad debt; Forecast of improvement in accounts receivable for 1994.
- As staffers reduce expenses, they get bonus $s. // RN;Jun92, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p15
Reports that in order to improve productivity and save on payroll expenses, hospitals are beginning to adopt concepts used in manufacturing for decades. Method called `gainsharing'; Hospital members who save the hospital money share in the savings; Example of nurses at Rockford Memorial...