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Disproportionate Share Hospital funding to states doesn’t match up with key benchmarks, report finds

Disproportionate Share Hospital payments don’t always align with key metrics such as uninsured rates and uncompensated care costs, a new policy report finds.

Nick Hut March 17, 2021

New federal guidance seeks to clarify reimbursement of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations

Federal agencies have issued new guidance intended to make it easier for healthcare providers to receive reimbursement for administering COVID-19 tests to insured individuals and for giving vaccinations to the uninsured.

Nick Hut March 1, 2021

iVita Financial: Reducing bad debt while improving the patient financial experience

Gain insight into a program that improves patient collections, accelerating cash flow and shrinking bad debt, while boosting patient satisfaction and enabling a more patient-centric service experience in this business profile.

HFMA February 26, 2021

June 10-14: See what events are coming in healthcare

Highlights include an HFMA webinar on improving collections and reducing bad debt, conference calls by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and a Senate hearing on vertical consolidation in the healthcare industry.

Rich Daly January 22, 2021

HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference continues Aug. 12 and Aug. 14 with more virtual education for healthcare finance professionals

HFMA's Digital Annual Conference continues Aug. 12 and Aug. 14 with a focus on optimizing performance with the latest KPIs, using analytics strategies to lower cost and maximize revenue and using behavioral economics to engage patients.

Deborah Filipek January 22, 2021

Professional Credit: Engaging Patients in Their Financial Journeys

In this article, Professional Credit discusses how it helps healthcare organizations effectively and positively engage patients throughout their healthcare financial journeys.

HFMA January 14, 2021

The importance of financial flexibility in today’s dynamic healthcare environment

Five revenue cycle leaders discuss financial strategies for healthcare organizations transitioning capital expenditures to operating expenditures.

HFMA December 11, 2020

Hospital finance leaders expect deteriorating payer mix, HFMA survey finds

Most hospitals expect their payer mix to shift in the next 12 months toward more Medicaid and individually insured patients.

Rich Daly November 2, 2020

Survey: COVID-19 profoundly affecting patient collections and financial assistance programs

This report focuses on key takeaways of the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on patient collections at healthcare facilities based on an HFMA online survey for Digital Annual Conference attendees.

HFMA October 29, 2020

Reimagining the revenue cycle today to benefit us tomorrow

In this executive roundtable, eight revenue cycle leaders share their insight on what new innovations the healthcare revenue cycle will see following COVID-19 and how the pandemic changed the ways in which revenue cycle leaders think about technology investment.

HFMA October 28, 2020
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