Hospital systems say their aim is to provide a helpful clearinghouse for patients in need of housing, transportation, food and other critical services—factors sometimes called “social determinants of health.”
Ballyhooed Simon Cancer Center to empty out by 2026
Just 12 years after opening to great fanfare, the future of the $150 million center, a partnership between the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health, is full of questions.Read More
Criteria for doling out federal hospital aid funds creates tensions
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Pandemic propels telemedicine’s growth into overdrive
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Indianapolis hospitals could be overwhelmed within weeks, new study says
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A new study released Friday by the Rand Corp. found that Hoosiers covered by employer health plans paid Indiana hospitals three times what Medicare would have paid for the same procedures, exceeding the national rate of disparity.
IBJ’s John Russell joins podcast host Mason King to talk about what IU Health has revealed about its proposed Methodist Hospital campus—and what key questions remain.
Threatening fines and funding cut-offs, the Trump administration on Tuesday issued new COVID-19 requirements for nursing homes and hospitals.
The sudden departure follows accusations that Matthew Gutwein, 57, exploited legal loopholes to shift millions of dollars from nursing homes to the system’s Eskenazi Hospital and other programs.
Across the U.S., “hospital at home” programs are taking off amid the pandemic, thanks to communications technology, portable medical equipment and teams of doctors, nurses, X-ray techs and paramedics.
The pandemic took a huge bite out of routine surgeries and other highly profitable procedures at the state’s largest hospital system.
The hospital has made more than $60 million in cuts, including the elimination of its 401(k) match through the rest of the year and the closing of a rehabilitation hospital in Kokomo.
Indiana’s weakest and often smallest hospitals, usually with just a few dozen beds, might be only months from beginning the process of shutting their doors, industry leaders say.
Collective experience might be showing results. U.S. deaths, which often ranged between 2,000 and 3,000 a day in April and May, have mostly remained below 1,000 and in the low hundreds since the beginning of June.
Much of routine health care came to a halt in March as hospitals cleared space for an expected wave of COVID-19 patients and authorities ordered a halt to surgeries and other procedures that could be postponed.
The Department of Health and Human Services said safety-net hospitals in Indiana serving the most vulnerable citizens would receive more than $167 million.
Health care provided the biggest drag on the U.S. economy in the first quarter. Spending on care fell at an annual rate of 18%, the largest drop for that sector among records going back to 1959.
The Indianapolis-based hospital system is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also lost $201.2 million on investments during the quarter as the economy and financial markets tanked.
The number of surgeries and inpatient discharges fell by more than 7% as Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered all hospitals to delay non-essential and elective surgeries and procedures.
Gov. Eric Holcomb said Monday the state would re-evaluate whether to allow hospitals and surgery centers to resume services at 11:59 p.m. Sunday if they have sufficient protective equipment for treating COVID-19 patients.
Health officials examined about 8,000 coronavirus cases in Indiana and found about one-third visited an emergency room and about a quarter were hospitalized.
Luke Bosso, chief of staff for the Indiana Economic Development Corp., said during Monday’s media briefing that the state has purchased 1.9 million pieces of PPE so far.
Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators, and some doctors worry that the machines could be harming certain patients.
That plasma can be transfused to critically ill patients who are struggling with the disease.