Health Services Financing helps providers offer all patients a touchless financing program
One company uses its patient financing program to address patient access to care and the rising cost of healthcare, two of healthcare’s biggest challenges.
Providing healthcare organizations with the right data to understand cost and margins
To address the healthcare industry’s challenges in waste, cost of care and inefficient data usage, one company discusses its support system to assist in decision support and for understanding cost and margins.
The shift toward integrated pharmacy services: driving long-term success
One driving factor for health systems and hospitals shift to in-house integration pharmacy services is average turnaround time. For an outsourced specialty pharmacy, turnaround is 10 to 14 days, whereas an in-house specialty pharmacy can reduce that time to just 2.1 days.
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.
Healthcare News of Note: Cancer is now the top driver of large employers’ healthcare costs
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The No. 1 driver of healthcare costs for large employers is cancer, the gender pay gap for physicians has gotten larger, and NRC Health names the top facilities for consumer loyalty and patient experience.
Healthcare News of Note: Oracle-Cerner deal has the potential to transform healthcare
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Oracle’s purchase of Cerner has the potential to transform the healthcare industry, Medicare spending on physician services during 2020 never recovered to pre-pandemic levels, and patients would leave a provider after a data breach of personal information.
HFMA’s Digital Revenue Cycle Conference Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 will focus on how healthcare providers can build a consumerism strategy and use consumer-centric KPIs
HFMA's Digital Revenue Cycle Conference features 20 presenters during live sessions, the ability to earn CPE credits and time for networking and peer-engagement.
The metrics that matter in today’s physician enterprise
Advanced practice providers now represent about two-fifths of the physician enterprise workforce. New metrics are required to reflect this and other transformative changes within the physician enterprise.
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.
Medicare payment updates in 3 final rules could foreshadow good news for hospitals
For hospices, inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities, updated economic forecasting data resulted in payment increases of at least 1% relative to the proposed rules.