Top 5 healthcare finance stories in June

The Supreme Court siding with hospitals in a multibillion-dollar payment dispute and hospital closures were among the healthcare finance topics that piqued the interest of readers in June.

Here are the five most popular finance stories published by Becker's Hospital Review in June:

1. Supreme Court sides with hospitals in multibillion-dollar payment dispute
In an opinion issued June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that HHS improperly failed to undergo formal notice-and-comment rulemaking before announcing a new Medicare rate calculation for disproportionate share payments to hospitals.

2. Trump demands transparency on healthcare costs
President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 24 that aims to lower healthcare costs by improving price transparency.

3. Philadelphia hospital to close
Hahnemann University Hospital, a 496-bed academic medical center in Philadelphia, will close Sept. 6 due to unsustainable financial losses.

4. HCA fires back in lawsuit over ER 'cover charge'
HCA Healthcare argues a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging the company and several of its hospitals bill patients an emergency room "cover charge" should be thrown out.

5. Tennessee hospital abruptly closes
Jamestown (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center closed on the evening of June 13. The 85-bed hospital abruptly shut down just one day after its Medicare and Medicaid funding was cut off and three days after a new CEO was appointed.

More articles on healthcare finance:

Philadelphia hospitals file for bankruptcy
Piedmont launches pay-upfront policy for self-pay patients: 5 things to know
What New Hampshire can tell us about Trump's move to publicize hospital prices

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