Healthcare Business Trends

Healthcare News of Note: Is a public health crisis looming for the generation born during the pandemic?

Infants born during the pandemic, regardless of maternal SARS-CoV-2 status, scored significantly lower on the gross motor, fine motor and personal-social subdomains of the Ages & Stages Questionnaire, 3rd Edition when compared with a cohort born pre-pandemic at one hospital. Opioids were prescribed at discharge during fewer emergency department (ED) visits in 2019-20, compared with…

Deborah Filipek February 3, 2023

TruBridge Complete Business O­ffice (CBO) solution brings financial stability to the revenue cycle

Is your healthcare organization looking for a way to reduce pressure, stress and time on administrative and financial management? Check out this company’s portfolio of solutions to stabilize revenue cycle operations and bring back time for your staff to care for patients.

HFMA January 30, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: 100 hospitals receive funding for new physician residency slots to boost healthcare access

CMS distributed 200 Medicare-funded physician residency slots to 100 hospitals, aiming to bolster healthcare access in areas with a shortage of qualified professionals. Overall cancer mortality has dropped 33% since 1991, averting an estimated 3.8 million cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society’s latest report. Patients’ ratings of specialist care were markedly higher when…

Deborah Filipek January 30, 2023

CVS Health pushes forward with efforts to reshape segments of the healthcare industry

About two decades after adding the first three MinuteClinics to its stores, in 2005, CVS Health continues to grow as one of the biggest disruptors in healthcare. The company has embarked on a series of strategic transactions that make it a major player across an increasingly large swath of the industry, as described this month…

Nick Hut January 27, 2023

Andrew Donahue: Why the nation could see major healthcare reform legislation soon

Don’t expect much healthcare reform from the 118th Congress. That’s what many pundits said after the mid-term elections, based on two common assumptions. 1 The administration had its shot. During the first two years of President Joe Biden’s first term, when Democrats controlled the White House, the Senate and the House, healthcare reform was mostly…

Andrew Donahue, MHA, CPA January 24, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: Nurses, doctors and pharmacists rank highest in Gallup’s latest ethics poll

Although nurses, medical doctors and pharmacists recently garnered the highest ethics rankings among 18 professions in a consumer poll, each group’s ratings have fallen over the past two years. There are now at least 15 private-equity-backed management companies that own orthopedic practices across the country. A substantial reduction in the odds of 30-day use of…

Deborah Filipek January 23, 2023

Remedies for 340B underpayments remain up in the air after court declines to provide guidance

A federal court is allowing HHS to decide on remedies covering Medicare underpayments to hospitals for 340B drugs.

Nick Hut January 11, 2023

Labor costs and other concerns dampen the outlook for not-for-profit hospitals this year

Insights from a leading credit-rating agency illustrate the scope of the financial challenges facing not-for-profit hospitals in 2023.

Nick Hut January 10, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: What healthcare sector innovations are consumers most excited about?

Some 48% of healthcare consumers surveyed said improved insight into how much care would cost was the No. 1 item they were excited about when it came to innovation in healthcare. Employers can expect an increase of more than 20,000% in adolescent mental health telehealth costs, according to a study showing telehealth appointments cost an…

Deborah Filipek January 5, 2023

Beyond the News: Nick and Shawn discuss No Surprises, disruptors and everything else that made healthcare industry headlines in 2022

HFMA Senior Editor Nick Hut and HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack discuss the top stories of 2022 in this special year-end episode.

Erika Grotto December 27, 2022
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