Nick Hut

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Healthcare Leadership Council report: Lessons the U.S. should draw from the COVID-19 response to prepare for the next public health emergency

The healthcare industry should implement specific policy and regulatory steps to bolster the public health infrastructure in preparation for future crises, according to a new set of expert recommendations.

Array February 10, 2021

Latest patient volume data highlights some of the challenges facing hospitals in the COVID-19 era

Hospital patient volumes show signs of rebounding in some areas but continue to lag in others, especially in the ED.

Array February 9, 2021

GAO report highlights the far-reaching impact of rural hospital closures

A new government report highlights the impact of rural hospital closures on communities.

Array February 4, 2021

Healthcare M&A activity gained steam in Q4 2020

Hospital transactions in Q4 2020 were flat compared with Q4 2019, while healthcare IT and post-acute care deals rose significantly.

Array February 3, 2021

Panel: How the healthcare industry can achieve a higher-value and more equitable system

A panel of experts explored how to make healthcare more effective both generally and for underserved demographics specifically.

Array February 1, 2021

Biden’s order to reopen the ACA marketplaces next month draws praise from hospitals

An executive order by President Joe Biden directed HHS to open the Affordable Care Act marketplaces for three months starting in mid-February.

Array January 30, 2021

3 takeaways from the latest MedPAC policy meeting: future payment rates, telehealth coverage approaches and an overhaul of Medicare APMs

The January meeting of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission included policy discussions about some of the most pressing issues in healthcare, including coverage of telehealth services.

Array January 25, 2021

‘History favors the bold’: The digital transformation mandate for the healthcare industry

Hospitals and health systems need to implement digital technologies and processes to keep up with societal and industry changes, according to a featured presentation at HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference.

Array January 22, 2021

From rules and regulations to innovation and disruption: The best of HFMA’s 2020 Digital Annual Conference

HFMA’s Annual Conference went all-digital for the first time in 2020, showcasing relevant content to a virtual audience of healthcare finance professionals.

Array January 22, 2021

How the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors are affecting credit ratings in the not-for-profit healthcare sector

At HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference, an analyst with Moody’s described the ratings agency’s approach to assessing the outlook for the not-for-profit healthcare industry and individual organizations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Array January 22, 2021