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Deductibles rising, underinsurance rates worsening in individual coverage, survey finds

Deductibles and underinsurance are increasing among those with individual-market coverage.

Rich Daly September 19, 2020

Offering long-term payment plans to meet the financial needs of patients

A forward-thinking bank talks about its accessible patient finance program, which gives patients a way to afford care while ensuring timely payment for healthcare organizations.

HFMA August 31, 2020

Hospital margins positive in May due to temporary federal boost, report finds

Federal assistance temporarily boosted hospital margins in May into positive territory.

Rich Daly June 25, 2020

Coronavirus’s impact on the U.S. economy calls for hospitals to increase financial counseling and review financial assistance and accounts resolution policies

The coronavirus pandemic's impact on the U.S. economy requires hospitals to increase financial counseling and review financial assistance and accounts resolution policies.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA April 1, 2020

Disaster fund may pay hospitals for uninsured coronavirus patients

The Trump administration is considering using a federal disaster fund to pay hospitals for care of uninsured patients who are sick from the coronavirus.

Rich Daly April 1, 2020

Eliminating cost as a barrier to healthcare

An innovative financial services company talks about how it addresses patient payment pain points, offering patients interest-free payment arrangements without any fees and helping healthcare organizations improve self-pay collections without increasing domestic spend.

HFMA March 31, 2020

Not-for-profit hospital status coming under increasing scrutiny

Despite tax-exempt hospitals providing $95 billion in total benefits to their communities in 2016 alone, it's anticipated that hospitals' tax-exempt status will see additional scrutiny.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA March 4, 2020

Taking the sting out of patient bill payment

An innovative technology startup talks about its free, user-friendly bill payment app and how it can help healthcare organizations provide a simpler way for patients to pay.

HFMA December 2, 2019

The challenges and opportunities in pursuing a patient-centric financial experience

A roundtable of healthcare revenue cycle leaders examines the pressing need to keep patients at the center of revenue cycle activities to increase yield and patient satisfaction while lowering administrative costs.

HFMA December 2, 2019

Analysis: What healthcare providers need to know about short-term limited-duration health insurance products going into 2020

Healthcare providers need to be aware they will likely encounter an increase in the number of patients who have purchased short-term health insurance, with its limited benefits, that will be available on the healthcare exchange in 2020.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA November 26, 2019
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