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Healthcare News of Note: How to prevent pediatric mental health revisits

A new study provides a better understanding of the trends and factors associated with an increase in pediatric mental health ED revisits. Black and brown skin tones are underrepresented in medical training and textbooks, which can lead to missed diagnoses and inequities in care. Dermatologists are doing what they can to address the issue. A…

Deborah Filipek January 13, 2023

Lisa Goldstein: Environmental, social and governance issues gain prominence

Environmental, social and governance issues have long been concerns of hospitals and health systems, but they may require a more formal strategy as these issues gain prominence among investors, accreditation groups and other stakeholders.

Lisa Goldstein October 3, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Nation’s transplant system in need of an overhaul

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Nation’s transplant system under scrutiny, peer comparisons hurt physician well-being, and Dollar General names Healthcare Advisory Panel members.

Deborah Filipek August 15, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: InstaMed report says 87% of consumers were surprised by a medical bill in 2021

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Surprise medical bills were prevalent in 2021, long-haul COVID in the United States is in the news, and a report identifies America's most segregated hospital markets.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Community health workers can influence better use of healthcare providers among certain populations

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Community health workers promote better use of healthcare providers, $195 billion in medical debt is owed by U.S. residents, and Generation Z is less likely to seek treatment for mental health issues.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Significant social risk is just one reason some consumers struggle with healthcare

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Consumers with significant social risk likely face other barriers to healthcare, some physicians may need interventions to boost their vaccine confidence, and U.S. residents’ life expectancy declines again.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: U.S. Surgeon General says the nation must stop health worker burnout

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: U.S. Surgeon General says healthcare worker burnout is a national issue that must be addressed, the Digital Health for Equitable Health Alliance was just launched, and a survey shows funding is needed for ACOs to provide more home-based services.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

Spectrum Health leaders create diversity council for CFO-led functions

The new program helps boost CFO division diversity by 4 percentage points in a year and a half.

Amy Assenmacher, FHFMA, CHFP March 31, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Amazon Care’s virtual health services are now available nationwide, and in-person care services are launching in more than 20 new cities in 2022

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Amazon Care plans to expand in-person care to 20+ new cities in 2022, GAO raises concerns about HHS’s leadership and coordination of public health emergencies, and a new study shows more physicians suffered burnout in 2021 than in 2020.

Deborah Filipek February 11, 2022

‘A just cause’: HFMA’s CEoH initiative addresses the factors that impede quality of health and raise healthcare costs

HFMA is moving forward with a global effort focused on the concept of cost effectiveness of health (CEoH), with the goal for promoting development of a system for care that is needed, accessible and affordable. A key message of this effort is that a broader focus on improving cost effectiveness of health — not just of healthcare — should be a strategic priority for healthcare leaders.

Jeni Williams January 31, 2022
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