Covid 19

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.

Nick Hut November 1, 2022

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.

Nick Hut October 21, 2022

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.

Deborah Filipek October 12, 2022

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.

Deborah Filipek October 7, 2022

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.

Crystal Milazzo September 29, 2022

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.

Nick Hut September 20, 2022

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.

Nick Hut August 30, 2022

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.

Deborah Filipek August 29, 2022

HFMA’s Digital Revenue Cycle Conference Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 will focus on how healthcare providers can build a consumerism strategy and use consumer-centric KPIs

HFMA's Digital Revenue Cycle Conference features 20 presenters during live sessions, the ability to earn CPE credits and time for networking and peer-engagement.

Deborah Filipek August 26, 2022

HFMA’s virtual revenue cycle and price transparency series focuses on helping health systems re-engage consumers and improve financial performance

Beginning March 1, healthcare finance professionals can participate in several educational sessions and peer-to-peer discussions by enrolling in HFMA's virtual revenue cycle and price transparency workshop.

Deborah Filipek August 26, 2022
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