The Opioid Crisis Moved as it Grew. Analysis Suggests Poverty Not Indicative of State Opioid Death Rates, but Unemployment Rates Show a Trend The opioid epidemic is possibly the most severe public health crisis in the United States, and it has afflicted the...
Healthcare – General Interest
Price Transparency for Hospital Charges on the Horizon?
The ability to research the costs of a hospital treatment or procedure may not be too far into the future, thanks to pricing transparency efforts in the healthcare industry.
Massachusetts Pioneers Universal Healthcare Coverage Legislation
Massachusetts is the first state to pass a universal health care coverage law, but others may be following suit.
U.S. Counties Face Growing Methamphetamine Epidemic
America is slowly becoming acquainted with a new health care crisis: Methamphetamine abuse. The National Association of Counties has released a report on two nationwide surveys of counties, with methamphetamines being reported as an â€œepidemicâ€ and the top drug issue county health care officials and law enforcement is confronting.
Hospital Credit Quality is Feeling Better These Days
In an industry that is highly dependent on third parties; such as governmental bodies and health insurance companies that either determine or have powerful bargaining control over prices, hospital financial quality is frequently called into question. Following the...
Merritt Research Provides Financial Data, Benchmarks for Public Sector Age
With the launch of its redesigned web site,) feature, users can search the database by sector, credit name, state or code, and then purchase individual credit financial and ratio reports in spreadsheet format for $50. Monthly observations, benchmarks, industry trends...