HCA hospitals still failing to comply with pricing transparency rules
Mission is currently facing two class-action antitrust lawsuits that raise allegations of the company unlawfully operating a monopoly that is raising healthcare prices and reducing access to care. Related: New report from the NC Treasurer found “Mission raised prices by 10% after HCA took over.”
A look into HCA’s troubling history of quality care breakdowns: Are unions the solution?
Bayonet Point isn’t the only HCA-owned hospital where standards for patient care may be seriously at risk. A new online tool uncovers documented quality violations at nearly every HCA-owned hospital across 19 states.
Roaches in the OR?! Doctors sound alarm on horrendous conditions at HCA hospital in Florida in second NBC Nightly News exposé
Doctors at HCA Florida Bayonet Point in Hudson, Florida are alleging that HCA’s cost-cutting led to significant declines in patient care quality in a shocking NBC News exposé.
Q4 Earnings Call Red Alert: HCA strives to increase patient acuity stats (billing rates) without addressing low staffing levels
On a recent investor call reporting 2022 earnings, HCA announced its ambition to increase patient acuity without increasing staffing: “Our hospitals have the same fixed cost regardless of the acuity in many instances. And so if we can increase the acuity, we get operating leverage from that. So strategically that’s a very important initiative of ours,” CEO Sam Hazen told analysts.
HCA intends to challenge loss in North Carolina expansion bid
Mission Hospital recently filed documents in court signaling its intent to appeal the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services decision to grant competitor AdventHealth permission to add 67 new hospital beds in Buncombe County.
“Prevention … doesn’t make money.” HCA’s Long History of Putting Profit First
Dr. Irving Kent Loh recently spoke out about HCA asking him to move his cardiovascular disease prevention center, Ventura Heart Institute (VHI), off hospital premises years ago.
New Legal Troubles for HCA-Mission
Mayor Zeb Smathers of Canton, NC, and his family recently filed a medical negligence lawsuit against HCA’s Mission Hospital which alleges a near five-hour wait…
A Look Into The Care Burnout Crisis at HCA
According to a recent Hospital I.Q. survey of RNs across the country, low pay and difficult working conditions are causing…
HCA’s motion to dismiss NC lawsuit fails
An antitrust lawsuit filed against HCA in North Carolina will move forward. HCA had filed a motion to dismiss the case, initiated last year by several Asheville residents.
Rep. Pascrell calls for investigation of HCA ED admissions
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) – Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, calls on HHS to investigate HCA’s emergency department admissions…
NC hospital assoc. allegedly lobbied against Medicaid expansion to keep competition out
HCA’s Mission Health is a member of North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA), which was recently exposed for blocking a state Senate bill to expand Medicaid to protect the state’s Certificate of Need (CoN) regulations.
New CO law cracks down on hospitals violating pricing transparency regs
A new CO law went into effect this month that prohibits hospitals from pursuing debt collection from patients if the hospital failed to comply with federal pricing transparency rules at the time of providing care.