Charity Care

News Briefs: Medicaid DSH payment cut barely averted in September, still possible in November

Hospitals received a last-day reprieve from substantial cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, with House leaders reversing course Sept. 30 and ushering through a six-week government funding package. Language in the bill ensured the start of a four-year Medicaid DSH cut amounting to $32 billion was pushed back from Oct. 1 to Nov.…

Nick Hut October 31, 2023

Hospitals push back on Senate report that calls out lack of spending on charity care

Not-for-profit (NFP) hospitals continue to be the subject of congressional scrutiny, with the chair of a key Senate committee issuing a report that questions whether they provide levels of charity care that are commensurate with their tax exemption. The report was released Oct. 10 by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chair of the Senate Health, Education,…

Nick Hut October 12, 2023

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.

Erika Grotto March 13, 2023

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
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