Bad Debt

Hospitals have options for effectively managing complicated reimbursements

How can health systems and patients both win when it comes to payment? Read this article to learn how hospitals can maximize collections and get paid for provided services on top of how patients can identify source of payment that is not out of pocket.

HFMA January 26, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: The Walmart Healthcare Research Institute could bring more diversity to medical research

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Walmart launches a new healthcare research institute, people with more chronic disease are more likely to suffer adverse financial outcomes, and one-third of Black Californians say they have experienced racism by a healthcare provider.

Deborah Filipek October 17, 2022

Hospitals can recover all eligible Medicare bad debts by automating the Medicare bad debt review process

One company addresses the challenges of complex rules regulating Medicare bad debt processes and reporting, which makes payment recovery for hospitals difficult.

HFMA August 31, 2022

The importance of eligibility and enrollment services on the heels of the Great Resignation

Given the millions of people who have left their jobs as part of the Great Resignation or have found themselves unemployed for other reasons, your health system’s ability to improve its eligibility and enrollment processes in the revenue cycle is essential.

HFMA August 5, 2022

Revenue Cycle Insights June 2022

Hospital pricing and surprise billing remain hot topics, with Senior Editor Nick Hut outlining some recent reports on the subject. And Jonathan Blum, of CMS, describes how the industry is reacting to the agency’s new regulations of price disclosure and surprise billing, in a podcast with Joe Fifer, CEO of HFMA.

HFMA June 22, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Oracle again extends its $28.3B tender offer to acquire Cerner

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The Oracle/Cerner deal is back in the news, medical debt is causing Americans across generations to skip rent or mortgage payments, and empathetic leaders have a positive effect on employee innovation and engagement.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022

Paul Keckley: Inflation’s impact on healthcare: 5 takeaways

For healthcare finance professionals, healthcare inflation requires intensified efforts to address five concerns: increased bad debt, increased operating costs, heightened public scrutiny of pricing policies and executive compensation, increased competition by privately funded competitors offering low-cost solutions and growth of “Occupy Healthcare” movements.

Paul H. Keckley, PhD April 26, 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

Most health plans have stopped waiving cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatments, report finds

Researchers with the Kaiser Family Foundation said more and more people likely will receive “significant medical bills” for COVID-19-related care.

Nick Hut August 21, 2021

Why it’s imperative for healthcare organizations to review their financial assistance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic

Revenue cycle management services executives discuss why healthcare organizations should review their financial assistance programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deborah Filipek August 17, 2021
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