Tag Archives: Medicare

Hospitals charge privately insured patients 250% more than those on Medicare. The gap is growing.

Dive Brief: Privately insured patients pay 247% more at hospitals on average than Medicare patients for the same care, according to a new study by nonprofit think tank RAND. The study, based on 2018 data, shows the gap is increasing from 2017 and 2016, which saw disparities of 230% and 224%, respectively. If private payers had… Read More »

Sluggish patient volume could jeopardize hospitals repaying advanced Medicare funds, report suggests

Dive Brief: Though hospital volumes are expected to remain below pre-pandemic levels for quite some time, rebounding outpatient visits seem to be outpacing those for inpatient care or emergency department visits, according to a Transunion Healthcare survey of more than 500 hospitals. During the week of May 10-16, outpatient visits were down 31% and emergency… Read More »