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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.

Deborah Filipek August 26, 2022

The implications of Amazon’s deal to buy One Medical: What healthcare providers should know

Amazon’s announced purchase of One Medical for nearly $4 billion should spur providers to fortify their primary care strategies.

Nick Hut August 25, 2022

News Briefs: Final rule for Medicare inpatient payments brings large rate increase

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

Nick Hut August 25, 2022

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

Even as much of society takes steps toward pre-pandemic normalcy, hospitals continue to struggle under the weight of the last two and a half years.

Nick Hut August 24, 2022

Final rule appears to give a boost to providers in No Surprises Act arbitration cases

A new final rule codifies updated criteria for deciding arbitration cases under the No Surprises Act, with providers potentially coming out ahead relative to last year’s interim final rule.

Nick Hut August 22, 2022

Landmark law to curb drug prices in Medicare has potential, but implementation will be key

Newly signed legislation gives Medicare authority to negotiate the prices of certain high-cost drugs with manufacturers.

Nick Hut August 22, 2022

Final rule for Medicare inpatient payments brings a big rate increase but falls short of what hospitals sought

The final rule for Medicare inpatient payments to acute care hospitals calls for a 4.3% increase, up by more than a percentage point from the proposed rule.

Nick Hut August 3, 2022

As revenue cycle challenges accumulate, a new survey suggests hospitals are taking a closer look at automation

For hospitals and health systems, survey results show that the ongoing labor crunch in revenue cycle operations has provided an impetus to expand process automation.

Nick Hut July 29, 2022

In an inflationary environment, pending Medicare payment updates don’t measure up

Consumer-focused inflation numbers aren’t as significant in healthcare as in other sectors, but prices are hampering hospitals and health systems.

Nick Hut July 25, 2022

Outpatient payment proposed rule: 340B drug payments to rise significantly in 2023 but will cut into the overall rate increase

Even before factoring in the impact of the 340B payment changes, hospital groups aren’t happy with the proposed payment update.

Nick Hut July 19, 2022
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