Bad state policy drives bad behavior by Bill Hammond | Albany Times Union

The newly revealed federal probe of Crystal Run Healthcare, a large doctors group in the Hudson Valley, fits a common pattern with Albany scandals: It's not just about bad behavior but also bad policy.

Report: For-profit model one way New York hospitals can improve financially Beckers Hospital Review

The report — from the Empire Center for Public Policy, an Albany, N.Y.-based independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank — examined the effectiveness of New York's hospital ownership laws. For-profit hospitals are not common in the state due to 1960s-era laws that generally discourage for-profit ownership and prohibit publicly traded corporations from owning hospitals, according to the report.

Critical Condition Events

Manhattan’s world-famous institutions notwithstanding, New York’s hospitals collectively rate as below-average on benchmarks of quality, accessibility, efficiency and cost. What can be done to improve the Empire State's dismal hospital performanc...

Profit Potential by Bill Hammond | Reports

This report finds no evidence that ownership restrictions have produced a public benefit in terms of the quality, cost or accessibility of hospital care.

‘Mandate Watch,’ 2018 edition by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Our latest scan of pending health insurance mandates identified 120 bills, an increase of 29, or almost one-third, since Mandate Watch was inaugurated in March 2017.