BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Comparing hospital bills
Medical bills are a mystery to most people. You often don't find out how much a medical procedure will cost you until you get the bill (here is an explainer of how medical billing generally works). Th... Posted on 7/30/13 at 3:43 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Bullit
Occasionally I write a column which consists of unrelated topics
which I call bullets, as in bullet points. If you read this week's
title aloud it sounds appropriate however it's spelling is ... Posted on 5/5/13 at 5:22 AM
REAL MONEY Nine Steps to Dealing With Medical Debt
A broken bone, mental health therapy, a long-term illness, a car accident, a premature baby. All of these situationsand so many more unexpected onescan land a family in medical debt. And you cant comp... Posted on 4/16/13 at 8:27 AM
HEALTHBEAT You'll like sharing your hospital room. Really.
American hospitals have spent millions of dollars scrapping old-fashioned patient wards and double rooms in favor of private hospital rooms for everyone.
But maybe this strategy is entirely wronghead... Posted on 3/18/13 at 8:34 AM
Hiring at hospitals nationwide has slowed this year, a trend that’s playing out at Grand Forks’ main health care provider. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, hospitals added 34,000 jobs from January to August 2012. That slowed to about 14,000 in the same time period this year.
A treatment team of psychologists, social workers and administrators is being blamed for the botched release of a violent patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter last year, according to an investigator's report released Wednesday.
The Minnesota Security Hospital has had its conditional license extended for a year after two new cases of patient mistreatment and record-keeping issues were documented, the Minnesota Department of Human Services said Wednesday.
Altru Health System in Grand Forks is among the several hospitals in North Dakota to receive top rankings for the financial value they provide in the communities they serve, according to hospital consulting firm Cleverley + Associates.
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