The COVID-19 public health emergency is over: Here’s what healthcare providers should know
An era ends for the U.S. healthcare industry with the termination of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) at the close of the day on Thursday, May 11. The termination means providers are losing many of the federal waivers and flexibilities that have been in place for all or most of the PHE, which took…
Reeling hospital industry shouldn’t anticipate a turnaround anytime soon
Amid persistent financial and operational turbulence for hospitals, it appears unrealistic to expect significant improvement in the near future.
Pandemic brought increases in the number of patients leaving the ED without being seen
Deferred care appeared to become more widespread in the emergency department amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study.
Healthcare News of Note: The nation could see an alarming nurse shortage by 2025
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Even fewer nurses are available to fill jobs as travel nurses leave the profession, most telemedicine visit diagnoses in certain specialties match in-person visit conclusions, and long-COVID-19 may be partially to blame for the U.S. labor shortage.
Healthcare News of Note: Even many people with ‘good’ health insurance incur medical debt
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: 20% of U.S. households have medical debt, regulatory issues are delaying completion of a proposed not-for-profit health system mega-merger, and racial and ethnic disparities are seen in drug overdose deaths.
Metro NY Chapter honors Nurse Heroes
The Northwell Health Nurse Choir performed at the Metro NY HFMA Chapter’s 2022 Annual Institute, honoring front-line nursing professionals and raising funds for Nurse Heroes.
Hospitals issue plea for healthcare policymakers to do more to buttress the industry
The American Hospital Association and hospital leaders say recent financial trends are unsustainable for many organizations.
Hospital financial metrics took another downturn in July, new report finds
The negative financial performance in July offset moderate gains during the previous few months, according to Kaufman Hall’s monthly report.
Healthcare News of Note: Cancer is now the top driver of large employers’ healthcare costs
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The No. 1 driver of healthcare costs for large employers is cancer, the gender pay gap for physicians has gotten larger, and NRC Health names the top facilities for consumer loyalty and patient experience.
Healthcare News of Note: Oracle-Cerner deal has the potential to transform healthcare
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Oracle’s purchase of Cerner has the potential to transform the healthcare industry, Medicare spending on physician services during 2020 never recovered to pre-pandemic levels, and patients would leave a provider after a data breach of personal information.