Hospital profits, uncompensated care climb
Bannow, T. (2018). Hospital profits, uncompensated care climb. Modern Healthcare, 48(2), 0013.
The article discusses the 2018 edition of the "Hospital Statistics" report from the American Hospital Association, which looks at hospital financial and utilization trends in the U.S. Topics include the increase in profits for community hospitals in 2016, growth in uncompensated care including free and discounted care for low-income patients, and the decline in bad debt due to the expansion of healthcare coverage under the enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).