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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Building Blocks of Cost-Effective Health
A report from HFMA's 14th annual Thought Leadership Retreat.
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.