Tag Archives: California

California hospital revenue, profitability rose under ACA, Medicaid expansion

Dive Brief: California hospitals revenue and profitability increased under the Affordable Care Act, thanks largely to Medicaid expansion, with government hospitals being the biggest winners, according to a new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper. The average hospital saw a gain of about $ 55,000 in annual Medicaid revenue per bed, up 27% over… Read More »

California man’s face transplant cost $1.5 million, medical center says

A face transplant that gave Cameron Underwood — a 26-year-old California native who attempted to kill himself two years ago — a new lease on life cost more than a million dollars. To date, the procedure — it was performed by the face transplant team at  New York University Langone Medical Center —  has cost $ 1.5 million,… Read More »

FDA: Romaine lettuce from California 'likely' to blame for E.coli outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that efforts are underway to remove romaine lettuce from California from the supply chain, as they believe an E.coli outbreak likely originated from the Golden State. In a series of tweets, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the goal afterwards is to restock the market with untainted produce from… Read More »