The media blame game regarding patient financial conversations
Brad Dennison, HFMA chief content executive, discusses the March hfm cover story about patient-friendly payment and what some media organizations get wrong.
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.
For some 340B hospitals, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unanticipated and unwelcome loss of eligibility
Bringing longer stays and higher rates of deferred care, the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting 340B eligibility for some hospitals.
Revenue Cycle Insights: January 2022
January's issue of Revenue Cycle Insights includes a lot on what's happening with the new surprise billing regulations.
Virtual Revenue Cycle Conference April 30 will help healthcare finance professionals manage operational stability during the COVID-19 pandemic
Healthcare finance professionals can learn to continue to support their health system’s financial viability and ensure use of consumer-centric strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic at HFMA's Virtual Conference April 30.
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.
Surveys show rates of uninsured increased, underinsured remains significant
HFMA's Chad Mulvany says healthcare organizations should ensure their self-pay revenue cycle process follows best practices as it’s likely with more people uninsured there will be increased scrutiny of these processes.
Supreme Court leaves Affordable Care Act intact, but stakeholders say healthcare reform still has a ways to go
Hospital advocates applauded a Supreme Court ruling June 17 that left the Affordable Care Act in place.
Healthcare News of Note: Fewer patients translates to a small reduction in charity care spend for hospitals
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles, including a reduction in charity care in 2020 due to fewer patients, a review of physician burnout and moral injury data, and what early adopters are doing to test 5G.
HHS delays implementation of rule requiring FQHCs to provide insulin, epinephrine at 340B prices
HHS has postponed a Trump administration regulation that would require federally qualified health centers to make certain drugs more affordable for low-income patients and will consider whether to withdraw the rule altogether.