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Nonprofit Hospitals To Patients: Pay Up...

Nonprofit hospitals are most likely to sue patients for payment compared to their for-profit competition. According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, garnishments were more likely among nonprofit than for-profit hospitals and hospitals with a higher markup ratio relative to the Medicare allowable amount. And, they are suing to grab […]

Workplace Protections Are Federal Law...

Employees with various disabilities are protected by a large number of federal laws. The protections can include the provision of alternate work arrangements. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a publication available online, “Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights.” It offers a series of questions […]

Nonprofit Healthcare Starting To See Turnaround...

Financial agency Fitch Ratings finally has some good news for nonprofit hospitals. According to Kevin Holloran, senior director at Fitch Ratings, hospitals that figure out how to absorb Medicare reimbursements could fare well due to the more frequent and intensive utilization by older patients. With an estimated 10,000 people set to turn 65 every day […]

Kids Killed In Attack On Save The Children Supported Hospital...

Four children were among seven people killed today when a hospital supported by Save the Children in Yemen was hit by an airstrike. Two other adults are unaccounted for after the attack. A missile struck a gas station near the entrance to Ritaf rural hospital, about 60 miles from the city of Saada in the […]

Charity Brands Awareness Diverges At $100K...

Brand awareness for nonprofits varies among households earning either more or less than $100,000, with only six charities among the top 10 matching across both demographics and four of the top 10 being in healthcare. Zion & Zion, a Tempe, Ariz.-based marketing agency collected data from 1,053 respondents to its annual survey, ranking brand awareness […]

$50 Million Gift To St. Jude Part Of $350 Million In Giving...

AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company that was spun off from Abbott Laboratories five years ago, yesterday announced another eight-figure donation as it comes closer to its goal of donating $350 million to charities this year. The latest donation was $50 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. So far this year, AbbVie has donated $310 million […]

AIDS-Related Philanthropy Down 5 Percent Last Year...

Private philanthropic support for the AIDS epidemic decreased by 5 percent, or $37 million, in 2017 – the lowest level in three years, according to a new report. The 16th annual “Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS” was released by the Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) last week ahead of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. […]

HHS, ACA Applicants’ Data Hacked...

In what is known in the news business as the “Friday afternoon dump,” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last Friday without fanfare that HealthCare.gov had been hacked and personal records accessed. In an announcement on the HealthCare.gov website, the agency wrote; “In October 2018, a breach occurred within the Marketplace […]

Maine Healthcare System Consolidates Into $3 Billion Nonprofit...

The national trend of hospital systems merging or consolidating continues. The hospital and service members that make up MaineHealth in Portland, Maine, will be one nonprofit system beginning January 1. It will become a single nonprofit entity. Maine Medical Center, Southern Maine Health Care, LincolnHealth, Coastal Healthcare Alliance, Western Maine Health, Franklin Community Health Network […]

Nonprofit Healthcare Netted 13.2% On Investments...

Nonprofit healthcare organizations reported an average return of 13.2 percent net-of-fees on investable assets during 2017 compared to 6.2 percent on average for 2016. According to the Commonfund Institute, the 56 funds surveyed reported an average investable asset pool of $2.1 billion as of December 31, 2017, and median investable assets of $987 million. Investable […]