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Hospital margins positive, if not always sufficient, finds Kaufman Hall flash report

Overall, hospital margin performance remained positive during the month of May, according to a new flash report released by Kaufman Hall. Operating margins were up 179 basis points compared to April, and 91 bps compared to the same month in 2018. The positive performance is being driven largely by solid expense management during a period… Read More »

Harvard scientist finds microbial contaminants in e-cigs

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75 popular e-cigarette products — both single-use cartridges and refillable e-liquids — found that 27 percent contained traces of endotoxin, a microbial agent… Read More »

Many seniors can’t afford healthcare despite paying billions, finds Gallup

Healthcare costs are on the rise, and seniors may be dramatically impacted by this trend, with a new Gallup study revealing that seniors have withdrawn an estimated $ 22 billion from long-term savings to pay for their healthcare costs. Because of that, 77 percent seniors cite anxiety over healthcare costs and value. Defined as those… Read More »