Healthcare News of Note: The Walmart Healthcare Research Institute could bring more diversity to medical research
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Walmart launches a new healthcare research institute, people with more chronic disease are more likely to suffer adverse financial outcomes, and one-third of Black Californians say they have experienced racism by a healthcare provider.
A national provider directory could be in store as CMS sends out a request for information
CMS has sent out a request for information on the feasibility of establishing a government-run national directory of healthcare providers and services.
Healthcare News of Note: The nation could see an alarming nurse shortage by 2025
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Even fewer nurses are available to fill jobs as travel nurses leave the profession, most telemedicine visit diagnoses in certain specialties match in-person visit conclusions, and long-COVID-19 may be partially to blame for the U.S. labor shortage.
Healthcare News of Note: Even many people with ‘good’ health insurance incur medical debt
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: 20% of U.S. households have medical debt, regulatory issues are delaying completion of a proposed not-for-profit health system mega-merger, and racial and ethnic disparities are seen in drug overdose deaths.
HFMA seeks volunteers for national opportunities
Participation in HFMA volunteer leadership roles offers the opportunity to enhance the benefits, products and services provided to HFMA members and healthcare financial professionals across the country.
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.
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.
Healthcare News of Note: Healthcare workers are more emotionally exhausted as pandemic continues
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Most healthcare workers report higher levels of emotional exhaustion since 2019, new-patient wait times for certain specialties average 26 days, and large health disparities are seen among those with employer-sponsored healthcare coverage.
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.
Healthcare News of Note: UnitedHealth Group can proceed with Change Healthcare purchase after a favorable decision in an antitrust case
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: UnitedHealth Group cleared to acquire Change Healthcare, standard patient satisfaction surveys need to address DEI issues, and homebound older adults contribute to higher levels of Medicare spending.