Supply Chain Management

The hospital labor picture could be improving, but a full financial recovery isn’t imminent

The financial and operational stress that has hampered hospitals may be easing in some ways, but probably not enough to qualify as a holiday gift for a beleaguered industry. Recent reports from credit-rating agencies have presented a mixed outlook. For example, Fitch Ratings released an analysis in December showing “incremental signs of improvement” in the staffing situation…

Nick Hut December 15, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Telehealth aids outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with opioid-use disorder

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Medicare beneficiaries initiating new episodes of OUD-related care get benefits from telehealth use, changes to inventory management strategies are coming for many sectors, and HAIs hit community hospitals hardest during the pandemic.

Deborah Filipek September 12, 2022

Premier’s ERP solution specifically addresses healthcare organization challenges

A company that addresses unique healthcare challenges through supply chain, finance and workforce management solutions provides advice for successful implementation of a new product or service.

HFMA August 31, 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

Financial and operational challenges still hamper hospitals 2.5 years into the pandemic

Even as much of society takes steps toward pre-pandemic normalcy, hospitals continue to struggle under the weight of the last two and a half years.

Nick Hut August 24, 2022

Wes Wheeler of UPS Healthcare talks about the future of cold chain supply chain

The number of pharmaceuticals derived from organic material (i.e., human, animal and plant cells) and requiring special handling, are increasing. On a recent episode of HFMA’s “Voices in Healthcare Finance” podcast, Wes Wheeler, president of UPS Healthcare, discussed how the industry should adapt to the need for an improved cold chain.

Erika Grotto July 19, 2022

The financial crunch of the pandemic is unlikely to subside anytime soon for hospitals

A leading credit-rating agency says the not-for-profit hospital sector will face significant headwinds for the rest of this year and beyond.

Nick Hut May 31, 2022

Latest financial metrics for hospitals show reasons for optimism but also persistent challenges

Hospital financial performance partially recovered in March as patient volumes returned to something closer to normal after a significant downturn during the omicron wave.

Nick Hut May 4, 2022

MedPAC says 2023 hospital payments shouldn’t increase in response to COVID-19

CMS shouldn’t increase Medicare payments to hospitals for the upcoming year beyond the annual update that is based on current law, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

Nick Hut March 21, 2022

Latest hospital financial and jobs data reflect an environment that remains challenging

January financial data for hospitals show the continuing toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, while February labor numbers suggest an operational recovery that could further increase expenses.

Nick Hut March 9, 2022
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