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Healthcare Financial Management - October 1, 2019
Bad debt expense benchmarks: U.S. acute care hospitals show improvements since 2015 <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - August 1, 2019
Malpractice cost analysis shows declines in premiums, paid losses and self-insurance <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - February 1, 2019
Observations About Value-Based Purchasing <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - October 1, 2018
State-by-state ratios of Medicaid patients to all patients, post-ACA expansion <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - July 1, 2018
Acute Care and Critical Access Hospital Occupancy Rate Variability by Location <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - April 1, 2018
12-Year Trend Shows Steady Rise in Acute Care Hospital Administrative and General Costs <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - February 1, 2018
Observations About Value-Based Purchasing <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - August 2, 2017
The Abuse and Misuse of Observation Services <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - July 1, 2017
E&M coding levels for hospital EDs, 2013-15 <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - March 30, 2017
The Importance of a Clean Hospital Room, According to Patients <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - February 1, 2017
Bad Debt Expense Benchmarks <link>

Becker's Hospital Review - February 1, 2017
20 hospitals with the most discharges <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Cover Story - January 6, 2017
Medicare's quality initiatives present new management challenges <link>

Crain's Detroit Business - December 15, 2016
Metro Health looks to grow as it finalizes deal with UM Health System <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - November 1, 2016
Analyzing patterns in outpatient long-stay observation claims <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - July 1, 2016
Remarkable variation in ICU utilization among hospitals treating heart failure <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - April 1, 2016
Trends in insured versus uninsured patient debt <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - January 1, 2016
Medicare claims data provide a perspective on trends in HAC rates <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - October 5, 2015
Patterns in Bad Debt Expense <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - July 1, 2015
Interrelated Metrics Provide Perspectives on Differences in Hospital Readmission Rates <link>

Crain's Detroit Business - April 27, 2015
Henry Ford turns around finances in 2014 as productivity, revenue improve <link>

PR Newswire - April 20, 2015
Hospital Costs Lower in Michigan than in Indiana, Wisconsin; Michigan's Certificate of Need Laws, Dominant Insurer Likely Contributed to Differences <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - April 1, 2015
State-by-state ratios of Medicaid patients to all patients, pre-ACA expansion <link>

Modern Healthcare - February 2, 2015
Teaching hospitals' residency levels growing slowly <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - January 1, 2015
Readmission rates by type of facility <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - November 1, 2014
Cost Analysis: STACHs versus LTACHs <link>

Dallas Morning News - September 15, 2014
Health care overhead is costing us big bucks <link>

Modern Healthcare - March 15, 2014
Hospital utilization by state <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - March 1, 2014
National average costs by department for heart failure and shock (revisited) <link>

Modern Healthcare - February 3, 2014
By the Numbers: Largest U.S. teaching hospitals: 2014 <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - November 1, 2013
Effects of a Flat Facility Fee for ED Visits <link>

Modern Healthcare - October 28, 2013
You don't always get what you pay for - Lower-cost hospitals can get better angioplasty outcomes <link>

Oklahoma Watch - October 25, 2013
New Data Reveals Widespread Financial Losses Among Small Oklahoma Hospital <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - July 1, 2013
National trends in charges, cost, and Medicare IPPS payment <link>

Modern Healthcare - June 18, 2013
Hospitals start self-audits of observation stays <link>

Wall Street Journal - May 13, 2013
Doc-Owned Hospitals Prep to Fight <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - March 1, 2013
E&M coding levels for hospital EDs - 2007-10 <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - December 1, 2012
Urban versus rural performance by state under value-based purchasing <link>

The Financial Diagnosis, HFMA Kentucky Chapter Newsletter - November 9, 2012
Value Based Purchasing <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Cover Story - October 1, 2012
The cost of quality how VBP scores correlate with hospital cost <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - June 1, 2012
Variability in service line costs for heart failure and shock <link>

Columbus Business First - May 21, 2012
Zanesville's Genesis HealthCare system building to compete <link>

Nashville Post - April 25, 2012
Capella inks Arkansas deal <link>

Charlotte Observer - April 21, 2012
Nonprofit hospitals thrive on profits <link>

Modern Healthcare - March 24, 2012
Hospital utilization by state <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - March 1, 2012
Regional Impact of the Medicare Value-based Purchasing Program <link>

Modern Healthcare - January 23, 2012
Largest Academic Medical Centers <link>

Becker's Hospital Review - January 20, 2012
Study Identifies "Break Even" Scores for Hospitals Under Value-Based Purchasing <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Feature Story - January 10, 2012
Value-Based Purchasing: A Preview of Quality Scoring and Incentive Payments <link>

Nashville Post - December 12, 2011
CHS Inks Deal to Buy Chicago Area Hospital <link>

Kaiser Health News - December 8, 2011
When Critical Access Hospitals Are Not So Critical <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Cover Story - August 15, 2011
What Value-Based Purchasing Means to Your Hospital <link>

AHD in the News - July 30, 2011
Gap between hospital's costs and charges sparks questions <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Feature Story - June 1, 2011
Benchmarking Boon - Tapping Publicly Available Data to Improve Performance <link>

AHD in the News - May 20, 2011
New Albany Surgical Hospital adds rooms to alleviate growing pains <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - March 1, 2011
Medicare claims show remarkable variations by region, hospital ownership, and teaching status <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - September 1, 2010
Medicaid payer mix varies widely by state <link>

Forbes.com - August 31, 2010
America's Most Profitable Hospitals <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - June 1, 2010
Higher hospital margins distinguished by higher patient satisfaction <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - March 1, 2010
National average costs by department for heart failure and shock <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - September 8, 2009
National trends in hospital quality measures <link>

Modern Healthcare - July 31, 2009
AHD cited in article regarding RAC focus on one-day stays. <link>

The Wall Street Journal - July 10, 2009
AHD data cited in article regarding tax exemption of nonprofit hospitals. <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Cover Story - April 9, 2009
Benchmarking tools for reducing costs of care. <link>

Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends - March 1, 2009
Early look at coding trends under MS-DRGs <link>

Study - January 5, 2009
Early results for FY08 show variations in reimbursement among medical services. <study>

Study - December 17, 2008
First look at MS-DRG statistics for FY2008 <study>

St. Petersburg Times - April 8, 2008
AHD data cited in article regarding profitability of nonprofit hospitals in the Tampa Bay area. <link>

Wall Street Journal - April 4, 2008
AHD data cited in feature article regarding nonprofit hospital margins. <link>

Study - January 18, 2008
Impact of FY 2008 IPPS Regulations <study>

Press Release - September 6, 2007
Just Completed Studies Reveal Impact of New Medicare Reimbursement Regulations <press release>

Study - August 29, 2007
Cardiovascular Surgery Hardest Hit by New IPPS Regulations <study>

Study - August 29, 2007
Teaching Hospitals Receive a Boost in Case Mix Index Under New MS-DRGs <study>

Study - August 29, 2007
Rural and Smaller Hospitals Disadvantaged Under New IPPS Regulations <study>

Study - August 29, 2007
Reduced Transfer Adjustments Forecasted Under New MS-DRGs <study>

Study - August 29, 2007
Medicare May Continue to Underpay Hospitals for the Most Costly Cases in FY 2008 <study>

Study - July 27, 2007
Only Slight Changes Seen for Transfers Under Proposed IPPS Regulations <study>

Study - July 27, 2007
Teaching Hospitals Would Receive More Under Proposed IPPS Regulations <study>

Study - July 23, 2007
Cardiovascular Surgery Hardest Hit by Proposed IPPS Regulations <study>

Study - July 23, 2007
CMS May Continue to Underpay Hospitals for the Most Costly Cases / Projected Impact of Outlier Payment As Proposed for FY2008 <study>

Study - July 23, 2007
Rural and Smaller Hospitals Disadvantaged Under Proposed IPPS Regulations <study>

Press Release - July 10, 2007
AHD adds FY2008 Proposed Medicare IPPS reimbursement analysis and packaged reporting. <press release>

Press Release - April 17, 2007
AHD mapping provides powerful visuals of hospital locations and proximities. <press release>

Press Release - May 30, 2006
VARIATION IN CODING OF E&M SERVICES BY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS <study>

Study - May 30, 2006
VARIATION IN CODING OF E&M SERVICES BY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS <study>

For The Record - February 6, 2006
AHD's free state and hospital statistics highlighted in "Products % Services" column <link>

Press Release - December 6, 2005
American Hospital Directory Offers Free State-by-State Comparisons of Hospital Profiles <more>

Press Release - June 21, 2005
New Study Spotlights $3.9 Billion Overspend in US Healthcare <more> <study>

Study - June 21, 2005
New Study Spotlights $3.9 Billion Overspend in US Healthcare <more> <study>

Press Release - April 30, 2005
Innovative new hospital profiles now free on the Internet.  <press release>

Press Release - August 20, 2004
AHD study shows costly trends in the use of contract labor among hospitals.
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Study - August 20, 2004
AHD study shows costly trends in the use of contract labor among hospitals.
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Press Release - January 19, 2004
AHD study shows worrisome variations in hospital E&M coding for Medicare ER visits.  <press release> <study>

Study - January 19, 2004
AHD study shows worrisome variations in hospital E&M coding for Medicare ER visits.  <press release> <study>

APC Advisor - May 1, 2003
AHD featured in article about the use of competitor data to benchmark hospital OP departments <link>

For The Record - April 21, 2003
AHD's free outpatient data highlighted in "WWW Watch" column <link>

The Washington Post - March 25, 2003
AHD highlighted in article "Shopping for Care" <link>

Press Release - March 11, 2003
HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DATA NOW AVAILABLE FREE ON THE INTERNET <more>