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This March 12 webinar explains the current and emerging compliance requirements for 340B hospitals and health systems.
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Improve your organization’s approach to medical account resolution with these best practices.
Help patients understand the cost of services they receive, their insurance coverage, and
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Sentara Healthcare shares its finance team's approach for identifying opportunities to implement cost-cutting strategies, using reporting and analytics combined with budgeting and costing data--without terminating staff positions.
A study looking at data adjusted for patient severity found that both revenues and expenses showed increases per adjusted discharge from the second quarter of 2010 through the second quarter of 2011.
An analysis of changes in discharge rates discloses that, after increases in 2006 and 2007, the percentage change dropped from 2008 through 2010 for all hospitals and most groups in the analysis.
An analysis compares the profitability of urban and rural hospitals paid under the inpatient prospective payment system with that of rural hospitals with special Medicare payment provisions.
Having a good theoretical understanding of business intelligence is all well and good, but what really matters is how you apply it.
In the face of the nation's economic challenges, hospitals are under increasing pressure to reduce costs. Benchmarking is key to achieving that goal.
This exhibit depicts the heart failure and shock MS-DRG triad from facilities in a four-state area with similar acute and CCU bed sizes, teaching programs, and significant volumes for the MS-DRGs studied.
Recent declines in the total number of hospitals and beds nationwide have raised questions about effects on emergency department services.
The Medicare payment landscape is changing, and hospitals should be taking steps to ensure they receive appropriate payment. Here's how.
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The service line model benefits nearly all stakeholders involved in healthcare delivery. But how is its success measured?
With the right process and tools, healthcare finance leaders don't need a PhD or a crystal ball to predict the future.
A multihospital system decides to use advanced forecasting methods to determine the upcoming year's charity write-offs and realign targets for its community benefits goals.
Look beyond the bottom line, and focus on your organization's complete financial health through effective reporting and data analysis.
If you are not using market intelligence data to analyze your organization's performance, you may be missing out on some great opportunities to develop product lines.
Applying leading practices long used by other industries may help your hospital gain a competitive edge while improving its financial performance.
Seven measures are indispensable to healthcare financial executives for assessing their organizations' financial well-being.
Shifts in demand for a hospital's services can occur unexpectedly. Demand forecasting can help you prepare for these shifts and avoid strategic missteps.
Payment challenges, spiraling healthcare costs, and a slow economic recovery are some market forces that have ignited the national explosion of consolidation.
What are the most important performance indicators for a new hospital or physician practice?
Healthcare entities need to determine an appropriate accrual from their medical malpractice medical malpractice year-end adjustments to ensure adequate reserves in year-end financial statements.
When comparing a hospital's labor productivity with that of peer hospitals, finance leaders should keep in mind some limitations of the most widely used metrics.
The clinic visit HCPCS code compression will undoubtedly result in potential winners and losers. Each hospital needs to determine which category it falls into and take appropriate action.
Continuing trends on deductions from hospital revenue and other data points indicate how challenging it will be for hospitals to achieve greater returns on revenue cycle initiatives.
Abiding by key dos and don’ts will position an organization to maximize the benefit of its internal benchmarking efforts.
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