Population Health Management

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

Healthcare News of Note: Amazon to acquire One Medical for about $3.9B

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Amazon is set to buy One Medical, the pandemic has caused a resurgence of antimicrobial-resistant infections, and major depression goes undiagnosed more often in Black and Hispanic communities.

Deborah Filipek July 25, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: InstaMed report says 87% of consumers were surprised by a medical bill in 2021

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Surprise medical bills were prevalent in 2021, long-haul COVID in the United States is in the news, and a report identifies America's most segregated hospital markets.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Community health workers can influence better use of healthcare providers among certain populations

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Community health workers promote better use of healthcare providers, $195 billion in medical debt is owed by U.S. residents, and Generation Z is less likely to seek treatment for mental health issues.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Significant social risk is just one reason some consumers struggle with healthcare

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Consumers with significant social risk likely face other barriers to healthcare, some physicians may need interventions to boost their vaccine confidence, and U.S. residents’ life expectancy declines again.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: New CMS data set makes hospital and skilled nursing facility ownership changes more transparent

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: CMS releases a new report on healthcare provider ownership, a new report examines the consequences of the pandemic for Black Americans, and 34% of nurses plan to leave their current job in 2022.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Pandemic-era declines in patient experience confirmed by Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade report

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: A new study shows the patient experience worsened mid-pandemic, researchers are using machine learning to discover more about long-COVID, and UnitedHealth Group seeks to improve the chances that its planned acquisition of Change Healthcare will be allowed.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: U.S. Surgeon General says the nation must stop health worker burnout

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: U.S. Surgeon General says healthcare worker burnout is a national issue that must be addressed, the Digital Health for Equitable Health Alliance was just launched, and a survey shows funding is needed for ACOs to provide more home-based services.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

How HFMA/Boise State master’s degree cohort members are putting new knowledge to work

Abby Birch, Grayson Johnston and Jacob Dalmas, three members of the first HFMA/Boise State master's in Population and Health Systems Management cohort, discuss their experiences in the program.

Deborah Filipek June 1, 2022

2022 healthcare trends driving change in patient financial engagement

Disruptive changes brought on by rising medical costs and increased patient cost sharing require an evolution in traditional patient billing and collection practices. Rapidly changing state and federal regulations, COVID-19, consumer behaviors and expectations, disrupters, technology and operational challenges impact healthcare in parallel.

HFMA May 31, 2022
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