Deborah Filipek

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Healthcare News of Note: Telemedicine use for cancer care should be more equitable

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: There’s a need to address inequities in telemedicine use for cancer care, almost 25% of physicians report mistreatment, and most Medicare Advantage enrollees are satisfied with their plan.

Array June 30, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: InstaMed report says 87% of consumers were surprised by a medical bill in 2021

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Surprise medical bills were prevalent in 2021, long-haul COVID in the United States is in the news, and a report identifies America's most segregated hospital markets.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Oracle once again extends its tender offer to acquire Cerner, indicates further extensions are likely

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Oracle again has extended its tender offer to acquire Cerner, a new report quantifies the impact of the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program, and healthcare is one of the top industries attracting former low-wage earners.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Community health workers can influence better use of healthcare providers among certain populations

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Community health workers promote better use of healthcare providers, $195 billion in medical debt is owed by U.S. residents, and Generation Z is less likely to seek treatment for mental health issues.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Significant social risk is just one reason some consumers struggle with healthcare

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Consumers with significant social risk likely face other barriers to healthcare, some physicians may need interventions to boost their vaccine confidence, and U.S. residents’ life expectancy declines again.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: New CMS data set makes hospital and skilled nursing facility ownership changes more transparent

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: CMS releases a new report on healthcare provider ownership, a new report examines the consequences of the pandemic for Black Americans, and 34% of nurses plan to leave their current job in 2022.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Pandemic-era declines in patient experience confirmed by Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade report

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: A new study shows the patient experience worsened mid-pandemic, researchers are using machine learning to discover more about long-COVID, and UnitedHealth Group seeks to improve the chances that its planned acquisition of Change Healthcare will be allowed.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: U.S. hospitals performed 106,474 unnecessary procedures on older adults during the ‘dangerous’ first year of COVID-19

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: 106,474 unnecessary procedures were performed on older adults in hospitals early in the pandemic, 55% of patients in rural areas relied on telehealth to receive outpatient mental health and substance use services in March-August 2021, and women and people of color with chest pain wait longer to be seen by a physician.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: U.S. Surgeon General says the nation must stop health worker burnout

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: U.S. Surgeon General says healthcare worker burnout is a national issue that must be addressed, the Digital Health for Equitable Health Alliance was just launched, and a survey shows funding is needed for ACOs to provide more home-based services.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Which states offer their residents the best hospital-based healthcare?

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Pennsylvania is the top state for healthcare, most jurisdictions are unprepared for the launch of a new national mental health hotline, and a proposed rule change could fix the ACA’s "family glitch.’"

Array June 21, 2022