Charity Care

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

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.

Nick Hut February 21, 2022

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.

Conifer Health Solutions February 1, 2022

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.

Deborah Filipek August 19, 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

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.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA July 19, 2021

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.

Nick Hut June 18, 2021

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.

HFMA March 31, 2021

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.

Nick Hut March 24, 2021

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
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