The latest on hospital finances: Signs of improvement, but margins remain tight
Industry-level hospital financial insights reflect the mixed results of a recovery that’s in progress but is expected to be a long slog. In a 2023 midyear report (login required), Moody’s Investors Service noted that margins are below 3% for a third of the company’s rated hospitals. Before the pandemic, only about 6% had margins in…
Best practices for relieving unprecedented cost pressures facing healthcare providers
Due to labor cost increases, inflation, declining Medicare reimbursements and other reasons, health systems across the nation are feeling a new financial strain after the height of the pandemic.
Inflation threat leads hospital investment managers to proceed with caution
The emergence of price inflation is giving health systems trouble beyond rising supply and wage expenses in the form of negative investment returns and higher borrowing costs.
Improve cash flow and cost of reworking denials with the efficientC claim scrubber technology
In five years’ time, denial claims have shot up 20%. Learn about a decision support and claims management technology platform that stops claims before they get denied.
TruBridge’s RCM Product Suite helps healthcare organizations find solutions to poor revenue cycle performance
Learn how one company specializes in helping healthcare organizations of all sizes diagnose the root cause of poor revenue cycle performance and then make improvements.
Finding solutions to better manage payment process workflows
In this roundtable, revenue cycle leaders share their challenges, how they have enhanced payment processes through automation, and how they have identified opportunities for improvement.
Provider Relief Fund update: Second reporting deadline looms as the fund nears depletion
Healthcare organizations that received Provider Relief Fund payments between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2020, have until Thursday, March 31 to report on their use of those funds.
The Provider Relief Fund distribution formula may have left some higher-need hospitals at a disadvantage, study finds
Critical access hospitals generally received lower allocations from a targeted distribution pool compared with hospitals that had a better asset mix.
Liquidity levels in a COVID world: Why healthcare finance leaders should be paying attention
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, many hospitals and health systems are finding they have excess liquidity levels on hand. As a result, they face a question of whether, and how, the should unwind their excess liquidity positions in favor of a more streamlined cash management process.
What healthcare stakeholders should know about the new COVID-19 relief legislation
New COVID-19 relief legislation includes funding for rural hospitals, provisions to increase the affordability of health insurance and more items of note for healthcare providers.