Tag Archives: hospital

Comeback or blip? Nonprofit hospital margins show gains in 2018

Dive Brief: Nonprofit hospitals’ operating margins are improving after falling for the last two years, according to an annual report on hospital performance from Fitch Ratings. Smaller hospitals are driving the turnaround and it’s a notable trend because they’re not able to command higher rates from payers like their peers the “must-have” hospitals, according to… Read More »

Hospital offers 'instant' six-pack abs surgery and the results are horrifying

Craving chiseled abs but not arsed heading to the gym? A hospital in Thailand is offering a ‘painless’ surgery which gives you an “instant” six-pack. A hospital in Bangkok is offering “instant” six-pack surgery for those who are too lazy to work out. Masterpiece Hospital CEO and surgeon Raweewat “Sae” Maschamadol said that they receive between 20 and 30… Read More »

Hospital Pricing Practices: Transparency And Clarity Are Lacking

Photocredit: GettyGetty In 2019 what’s the biggest driver of healthcare cost growth? If you answered prescription drugs I can’t blame you, as that has been the media’s focus as well as the President, Congress, and presidential candidates. The truth is far more complex. To paraphrase President Trump, “healthcare is complicated.” Since 2015, the average pace… Read More »