Ascension systems remain down after cyberattack

Executives with Ascension health system, St. Louis, are keeping in contact with leading law enforcement agencies and industry organizations as they work to restore systems that were shuttered by a cyberattack. The apparent ransomware attack has led to a shutdown of different systems that will last for an undetermined period of time. The attack also…

Paul Barr, MS, MBA May 13, 2024

How predictive analytics and AI shed light on payer behavior

Providers and payers have become more collaborative as payment models evolve toward value. Still, payer-provider relationships can seem one-sided — decidedly in favor of the payer — as hospitals continue to face declining reimbursement and rising costs. The increase in denials is a great example, with rates skyrocketing by 20% over 5 years, according to…

HFMA September 11, 2023


HFMA June 16, 2022

Revamping prior authorization: How AI and automation could boost care and revenue

Prior authorization is the most time-consuming transaction for medical providers, taking up to an hour to complete manually. Find out how providers and health plans can save up to $417 million annually be automating prior authorizations.

HFMA October 5, 2021

Various technical challenges affect hospitals’ ability to fulfill public-health reporting obligations

A report issued by the federal government finds many hospitals struggling to exchange data electronically with public health agencies.

Nick Hut September 24, 2021

FBI issues alert about ransomware threat affecting healthcare organizations

The Conti ransomware attacks have disrupted healthcare networks in the U.S. and abroad, according to an alert.

Nick Hut May 24, 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.

Nick Hut January 22, 2021

Major insurers roll back no-cost sharing telehealth services

HFMA's Chad Mulvany says patients who received a surprise bill for a telehealth visit will likely blame the provider.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA October 7, 2020

How investment in AI for healthcare organizations has changed due to the pandemic

A business focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare explains how COVID-19 has raised the bar in the utilization of AI and dives into the value of its use to be successful in a post-COVID future.

HFMA October 2, 2020

2020 Healthcare Corporate Services Report

A survey of provider executives about corporate services spending, expense reduction, and technology optimization trends.

HFMA March 10, 2020
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