Healthcare News of Note: The healthcare sector was targeted by nearly 24% of cyber-attack activity in 2022
When it comes to the number of malicious cybersecurity events targeting customers in the Americas, the healthcare industry is second, just behind finance. Contrary to its previously announced plans, the U.S. Department of Justice is not pursuing a further challenge to UnitedHealth Group’s purchase of Change Healthcare. The average pay for physicians decreased 2.4% in…
OIG describes how hospitals can use NPs to treat patients without violating the Anti-Kickback Statute
An advisory opinion from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) appears to give hospitals leeway to expand their use of nurse practitioners in specific situations without violating the Anti-Kickback Statute. OIG issued the opinion in December in response to an inquiry from an unnamed acute care hospital. The hospital was seeking clarification on whether…
Survey: Understanding and mitigating risk in compensating physicians
Important learnings from a February 2020 HFMA-conducted survey about physician compensation, where healthcare organization leaders offer insights on the complexities of the process.
Cloudmed, an R1 company, helps health systems get paid for the care they provide
Using one company’s AI platform, health systems will find uncovered funds that can be used to hire essential practitioners, build new facilities and fund outreach programs.
Optimize the cost effectiveness of health through prioritizing the patient experience
Read up on various strategies from several health system executives, including taking full advantage of EHR, reducing expenses, improving patient experience and so forth.
CareCredit healthcare credit card provides flexible payment options for both patients and healthcare providers
Read about one company's payment solution that gives patients a way to pay for out-of-pocket healthcare costs while enabling health care organizations to receive payment for services within two business days.
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.
Healthcare News of Note: Nearly half of U.S. physicians considering a change in employment, according to a Doximity study
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Nearly half of physicians are considering a change in employment, 66% of nurses are considering leaving the profession, and physicians can take steps to improve patients’ understanding.
News Briefs: Report finds unwillingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine drove healthcare job cuts in January
A roundup of top news for healthcare finance professionals.
Small study finds health systems lagging in providing value-based payment incentives to physicians
Despite the increasing proliferation of alternative payment models, a new study finds that health systems generally don’t give physicians financial incentives to improve the value of care delivery.