Author: Nick Hut

Expanded information-blocking rules under the 21st Century Cures Act are here

Hospitals and health systems are among the healthcare industry stakeholders that will be impacted when expanded rules on information blocking take effect Oct. 6.

Nick Hut October 4, 2022

CVS Health gains capabilities in home healthcare and value-based care with massive deal to buy Signify Health

CVS Health’s announced acquisition of Signify Health is a key step in the company’s efforts to establish a comprehensive healthcare network.

Nick Hut October 4, 2022

Medicare payments for 340B drugs are set to increase immediately after recent court ruling

The Medicare payment rate for drugs acquired through the 340B program must be increased by nearly 30 percentage points effective immediately, according to a court ruling.

Nick Hut September 30, 2022

News Briefs: Financial and operational challenges still hamper hospitals 2.5 years into the pandemic

As published in hfm magazine, a monthly roundup of top news for healthcare finance professionals.

Nick Hut September 29, 2022

Surprise-billing arbitration updates include a lawsuit and new context on rate-setting approaches

A provider association that earlier won a lawsuit over the No Surprises Act arbitration process is going to court again over the same issue.

Nick Hut September 23, 2022

Hospitals issue plea for healthcare policymakers to do more to buttress the industry

The American Hospital Association and hospital leaders say recent financial trends are unsustainable for many organizations.

Nick Hut September 20, 2022

Recent changes to E/M coding mean time-based billing could be advantageous for longer visits, study finds

Depending on patient volumes, clinics could benefit from incorporating time-based billing instead of relying on CPT coding approaches.

Nick Hut September 11, 2022

Hospital financial metrics took another downturn in July, new report finds

The negative financial performance in July offset moderate gains during the previous few months, according to Kaufman Hall’s monthly report.

Nick Hut August 30, 2022

HFMA recognizes the 2020 winners of the MAP Award for revenue cycle excellence

During Day 4 of the Digital Annual Conference, HFMA recognized the 23 winners of the 2020 MAP Awards.

Nick Hut August 26, 2022

HFMA presents the 2021 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle to 32 organizations

Presented this year as part of HFMA’s Annual Conference Virtual Preview, the MAP Awards honored organizations that used innovative and effective strategies to achieve excellence in revenue cycle performance in 2020-21.

Nick Hut August 26, 2022
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