Cyberattack on Change Healthcare brings turmoil to healthcare operations nationwide
Feb. 28 updates The FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and HHS issued a joint advisory regarding the ransomware gang that is said to have perpetrated the cyberattack on Change Healthcare. The implication behind the alert is that the group is not done targeting the healthcare sector. Of nearly 70 organizations that are…
How to Optimize Your Revenue Cycle through In-depth Assessment and Strategic Process Improvements
By adopting a comprehensive approach that includes regular assessment, process optimization, staff education and measurement, healthcare organizations can enhance efficiency, reduce costs and ultimately improve their financial health. Download this report to learn more.
10 keys to restoring trust in healthcare: a summary
Note: This article was adapted from a report on HFMA’s 2023 Fall Thought Leadership Retreat. The full report is available for downloading. The issue of restoring consumer trust in the U.S. healthcare system encompasses a wide range of concerns. Factors in the perceived loss of trust include anxiety and confusion over costs, entrenched inequity, misinformation…
Understanding the true cost to collect requires focusing on high-level KPIs
Revenue cycle management leaders from around the country share their perspectives on defining and maintaining a high-performance revenue cycle and the challenges they face in working to enhance revenue cycle management.
10 Keys to Restoring Trust in Healthcare
The issue of restoring consumer trust in the U.S. healthcare system encompasses a wide range of concerns. Factors in the perceived loss of trust include anxiety and confusion over costs, entrenched inequity, a glut of misinformation about vaccines and other treatments, and data and privacy breaches. To examine the problem and explore solutions, HFMA’s 16th…
Elevate Your RCM Strategy: Key Questions Every Leader Must Ask
Dive into the critical questions every RCM leader should ask about their claims and clearinghouse vendor.
PFC USA’s partnership approach ensures healthcare clients tackle regulatory and patient satisfaction issues
Review some tips from a company with 6.5 years of hands-on experience in helping its healthcare clients handle concerns in healthcare such as workforce shortages and a volatile regulatory environment.
HHS sets new administrative fee to be paid by parties in No Surprises Act independent dispute resolution cases
Oct. 6 update: The lead section of this article was updated where noted with news about the arbitration portal. The administrative fee for taking out-of-network payment disputes to arbitration under the No Surprises Act in 2024 would be significantly lower than it was for much of 2023, but triple the current rate, according to proposed…
Driving dollars through data: An innovative way to improve self-debt collections
Recent industry trends indicate the challenge of self-pay collections within the revenue cycle management (RCM) space will continue to rise, driven primarily by the increasing number of consumers opting for high deductible health plans. Effective collections strategies require additional expertise to focus efforts where there is a higher return on investment. It’s time-consuming to chase…
Legislation to enhance healthcare pricing and billing transparency takes a big step forward in the House
A slew of provisions on healthcare transparency took a step closer to becoming federal law as three House committees last week merged separate bills into a single draft. The resulting bill is just about set for consideration by the full House, where bipartisan support for the major provisions was apparent in the committee phase. The…