Care Process Redesign

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

Healthcare News of Note: What were the 5 most-read Healthcare News of Note blog entries of 2022?

This week’s edition of Healthcare News of Note is devoted to the top five Healthcare News of Note blog posts from 2022. Find out what topics healthcare finance professionals found most interesting in this year-end wrap-up.  

Deborah Filipek December 28, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Americans have less confidence in the nation’s healthcare system

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Confidence in the U.S. healthcare system dips again, the median proposed health insurance premium increase for 2023 is about 10%, and improved oral care in hospitals can prevent pneumonia.

Deborah Filipek August 1, 2022

Even as costs surge, Medicare physician payments are scheduled to decrease in 2023

Medicare physician payments would decrease by more than 4% in 2023, according to a proposed rule.

Nick Hut July 11, 2022

HFMA’s Annual Conference: Aaron Crane describes the ‘underbrush and deadwood’ that hamper U.S. healthcare

New HFMA Chair Aaron Crane spoke about why healthcare stakeholders must ignite the spark to make way for a better system, while a keynote speaker discussed how to channel a warrior spirit.

Nick Hut July 2, 2022

Why treating chronic diseases may be costing us more than we think

Healthcare providers should revisit short-sighted care protocols for patients with nonconventional chronic conditions; as they stand, the protocols may save costs initially but ultimately lead to poorer outcomes and greater costs.

Martin Bluth June 24, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: U.S. hospitals performed 106,474 unnecessary procedures on older adults during the ‘dangerous’ first year of COVID-19

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: 106,474 unnecessary procedures were performed on older adults in hospitals early in the pandemic, 55% of patients in rural areas relied on telehealth to receive outpatient mental health and substance use services in March-August 2021, and women and people of color with chest pain wait longer to be seen by a physician.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

More than 2 years into the pandemic, the issue of deferred care continues to affect the healthcare industry

Concerns about the implications of deferred care continue to grow as healthcare organizations establish their strategies for a post-pandemic landscape.

Nick Hut April 14, 2022

10 Building Blocks of Cost-Effective Health

A report from HFMA's 14th annual Thought Leadership Retreat.

Nick Hut February 28, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Department of Justice files formal challenge to UnitedHealth Group’s proposed acquisition of Change Healthcare

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Hospitals react positively to news that the U.S. DoJ will challenge a proposed merger between UnitedHealth Group and Change Healthcare, $265 billion of care services could shift from traditional settings to the home by 2025, and a study says the level of community benefit provided by nonprofit hospitals is poorly aligned with the tax subsidy they receive.

Deborah Filipek February 25, 2022
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