Technology

Engaging in operating rule development and adoption amidst the era of healthcare automation

Over the past two decades, the healthcare industry has collaborated to accelerate automation, alleviate administrative burdens and lower the cost of conducting common business transactions. Although much work remains to be done to streamline healthcare administration, the industry’s approach to developing and implementing operating rules to improve revenue cycle automation, independent of standards development, is…

Shawn Stack May 28, 2024

HHS issues regulations to strengthen anti-discriminatory protections in healthcare

Healthcare providers should be aware of the compliance requirements in sweeping new federal regulations intended to improve health equity and reduce healthcare disparities. An HHS final rule expands upon Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 1557 language that has prohibited discrimination on the basis of characteristics such as race, color, national origin (including English proficiency), age,…

Nick Hut May 14, 2024

Ascension systems remain down after cyberattack

Executives with Ascension health system, St. Louis, are keeping in contact with leading law enforcement agencies and industry organizations as they work to restore systems that were shuttered by a cyberattack. The apparent ransomware attack has led to a shutdown of different systems that will last for an undetermined period of time. The attack also…

Paul Barr, MS, MBA May 13, 2024

U.S. Bank 2023 Healthcare Payments Insight Report

In this infographic, learn about 2023 Healthcare payments trends.

HFMA May 10, 2024

The power of AI in healthcare: a leader’s guide

In this new guide, explore five key areas every healthcare organization should consider when developing a generative AI strategy and assessing potential vendors’ solutions.

HFMA May 6, 2024

Congressional hearings on the Change Healthcare cyberattack bring attention to providers’ continuing predicament

Two congressional hearings involving the CEO of UnitedHealth Group offered few concrete solutions to the issues surrounding the Change Healthcare cyberattack but did highlight the ongoing pressures facing healthcare stakeholders. Andrew Witty, the CEO, was questioned May 1 by the Senate Finance Committee in the morning and a House subcommittee in the afternoon. For providers…

Nick Hut May 2, 2024

Three Questions to Ask your RCM Vendor Right Now

All RCM vendors say they take tech, talent, and problem-solving seriously. But do they? Download the white paper to consider some hard-hitting questions.

HFMA April 16, 2024

Navigate the new norms in telehealth billing and coding practices

While telehealth has been around for decades, its adoption soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the American Medical Association, telehealth use grew 70% in 2020. While the use of telehealth since then has leveled off, it remains a valuable and popular care option. More than half of patients surveyed said they prefer telehealth for…

HFMA April 4, 2024

What the Change Healthcare cyberattack means for the future of the industry

In this episode, HFMA Senior Editor Nick Hut and Policy Director Shawn Stack discuss the latest developments on the Change Healthcare cyberattack, and Joshua Corman, founder of cybersecurity organization I Am the Cavalry, shares insights on what should come next in healthcare.

Erika Grotto April 1, 2024

News Briefs: Providers face trying times  in the first month after the Change Healthcare cyberattack  

Healthcare providers struggled financially and operationally in the first 30 days after a Feb. 21 cyberattack forced the shutdown of Change Healthcare’s claims submission and payment systems, among more than  100 other applications.  As of the week of March 18, parent company UnitedHealth Group had restored Change Healthcare’s payment platform and was reporting progress in…

Nick Hut March 30, 2024
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