Small percentage of uninsured patients generate most of hospitals' self-pay revenue

Upwards of 30 percent of self-pay accounts — those patients without health insurance or those who have a patient balance after insurance — will generate more than 80 percent of the self-pay revenue collected by hospitals, finds a new TransUnion Healthcare analysis. Which means that, if hospitals aren’t optimizing their revenue cycle, they could potentially… Read More »

Medical News Today: What to know about encephalopathy

Encephalopathy means brain disease, disorder, or damage. The term refers to temporary or permanent conditions that affect the brain’s structure or function. The main symptom of encephalopathy is a change to a person’s mental state. There are different types of encephalopathy, with distinct causes, and encephalopathy can be a complication of another condition. This article… Read More »

J&J stock tumbles after Reuters reports it hid asbestos in talc

After a series of ups and downs in defense of its flagship Johnson’s Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson hit renewed scrutiny Friday as Reuters reported the drugmaker knew for decades its talc powder contained cancer-causing asbestos.  Using court documents in the ongoing legal battle over J&J’s talcum powders, Reuters reported that from 1971 to the early 2000s,… Read More »