Service Line Management

Pandemic brought increases in the number of patients leaving the ED without being seen

Deferred care appeared to become more widespread in the emergency department amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study.

Nick Hut October 21, 2022

Craneware is transforming the business of healthcare

Learn how one company offers its customers value cycle solutions that go beyond traditional revenue cycle to include pharmacy, supplies and service line optimization.

HFMA August 31, 2022

ElevatePFS delivers exceptional, patient-focused revenue cycle management services

Are you a provider dealing with government regulations, recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and adapting to technological advancements? Find out how to alleviate stress while navigating the complex revenue cycle challenges, while also delivering a positive patient experience.

HFMA August 30, 2022

Steve LeFar talks about the implications of care deferrals due to COVID-19

The economic and social impacts from deferred healthcare due to COVID-19 were already a major concern in the pandemic’s first year, portending severe declines in health status for Americans who stopped seeking care for fear of exposure to the coronavirus. In this Q&A, Strata Decision Technology’s Steve Lefar shares insights based on extensive data that tell the story of deferred care across the nation, and the likelihood that providers will see a rising tide of severely ill patients.

Eric C. Reese, PhD April 27, 2022

Ken Perez: Healthcare assailed by a labor crisis, with pharmacy technicians particularly affected

The healthcare sector lost more than half a million workers from February 2020 to September 2021, contributing to labor shortages in the sector. An often-overlooked yet important element in this trend is the acute shortage among pharmacy technicians, who play a vital role in the delivery of pharmacy services.

Ken Perez March 1, 2022

Latest data shows positive financial trends for hospitals, but will the good news be fleeting?

June was a promising month in terms of hospital financial performance, but the delta variant of the coronavirus threatens to reverse many of the gains.

Nick Hut August 7, 2021

Hospital-at-home programs are gaining traction and have well-documented benefits, experts say

A Medicare waiver issued in late 2020 has spurred more health systems to implement home-care programs for acute conditions.

Nick Hut July 30, 2021

In 2022 OPPS rule, CMS plans to reinstate policies pertaining to the inpatient-only and ASC covered-procedures lists

The 2022 proposed rule for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System would reverse 2021 policies that began to phase out the inpatient-only list of procedures and expand the covered-procedures list for ambulatory surgical centers.

Nick Hut July 21, 2021

CMS’s 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule: A look at telehealth provisions and overall payment rate changes

Clinicians will be able to seek payment for providing mental health visits to Medicare beneficiaries via audio-only telehealth, according to newly proposed regulations from CMS.

Nick Hut July 15, 2021

Medicare indirect medical education payments to teaching hospitals should be overhauled, MedPAC says

Although the proposals represent a significant change, most hospitals wouldn’t be projected to experience a large impact on their payments.

Nick Hut June 21, 2021
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