Deborah Filipek

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Deborah Filipek

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Healthcare News of Note: Cancer is now the top driver of large employers’ healthcare costs

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The No. 1 driver of healthcare costs for large employers is cancer, the gender pay gap for physicians has gotten larger, and NRC Health names the top facilities for consumer loyalty and patient experience.

Array August 29, 2022

HFMA’s virtual revenue cycle and price transparency series focuses on helping health systems re-engage consumers and improve financial performance

Beginning March 1, healthcare finance professionals can participate in several educational sessions and peer-to-peer discussions by enrolling in HFMA's virtual revenue cycle and price transparency workshop.

Array August 26, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Oracle-Cerner deal has the potential to transform healthcare

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Oracle’s purchase of Cerner has the potential to transform the healthcare industry, Medicare spending on physician services during 2020 never recovered to pre-pandemic levels, and patients would leave a provider after a data breach of personal information.

Array August 26, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Long COVID may affect a minimum of 10 million working-age adults

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Long COVID could impact healthcare coverage for many, the national uninsured rate reaches an all-time low, and more nurses are planning on leaving the profession.

Array August 23, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Nation’s transplant system in need of an overhaul

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Nation’s transplant system under scrutiny, peer comparisons hurt physician well-being, and Dollar General names Healthcare Advisory Panel members.

Array August 15, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Mayo Clinic in Minnesota earns top spot in Best Hospitals ranking

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: 20 hospitals named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, HHS declares monkeypox a public health emergency, and a look at maternal mortality rates among high-income countries.

Array August 8, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Americans have less confidence in the nation’s healthcare system

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Confidence in the U.S. healthcare system dips again, the median proposed health insurance premium increase for 2023 is about 10%, and improved oral care in hospitals can prevent pneumonia.

Array August 1, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Amazon to acquire One Medical for about $3.9B

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Amazon is set to buy One Medical, the pandemic has caused a resurgence of antimicrobial-resistant infections, and major depression goes undiagnosed more often in Black and Hispanic communities.

Array July 25, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Only 66 hospitals earn top marks for social responsibility

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Fewer than 2% of reviewed U.S. hospitals earned Lown’s ‘most socially responsible’ distinction, gun violence is a major health problem in the United States, and ACA health insurers denied 18% of all in-network claims in 2020.

Array July 14, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Newest nurses now fill the greatest number of 12-hour shifts

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: New nurses fill the largest number of shifts, some heart failure patients find the cost of medications unaffordable, and inaccuracies in CMS data make it difficult to address healthcare disparities.

Array July 14, 2022