Electronic Health Records

How avoiding an awkward waiting room conversation can contribute to better health for transgender people

Listen to the podcast. Societal biases in healthcare not only hurt a provider’s reputation but also the bottom line. When patients don’t feel welcome, they won’t come back until they are sicker and more expensive to care for. On this episode of the Voices in Healthcare Finance podcast, Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, executive director of the National…

Erika Grotto January 18, 2022

Policies to prepare for a future pandemic should center on interoperability between hospitals and public health systems, expert says

The need for better interoperability between hospitals and public health entities is a crucial lesson of the COVID-19 pandemic, a public health official testified to a Senate committee.

Nick Hut August 4, 2021

Healthcare News of Note: National index shows denials are up 11% since the onset of COVID-19

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Denials are up since the onset of COVID-19, nonprofit hospitals’ community investing falls short, and pediatric clinicians use the EHR less than other clinicians.

Deborah Filipek July 21, 2021

2 proven strategies that can help healthcare providers reduce denials and strengthen their revenue cycle

Healthcare providers should consider the use of two proven strategies to reduce claim denials: Maximize reps follow up ability and close the gap between the front end and back end with a continuous feedback loop.

HFMA June 7, 2021

UCHealth standardizes procedures and technology to enhance systemwide care

UCHealth has achieved rapid integration among acquired facilities by establishing a uniform IT platform while allowing for flexibility.

Elizabeth Barker May 28, 2021

FBI issues alert about ransomware threat affecting healthcare organizations

The Conti ransomware attacks have disrupted healthcare networks in the U.S. and abroad, according to an alert.

Nick Hut May 24, 2021

Looming changes to quality reporting in the Medicare Shared Savings Program draw strong pushback from healthcare providers

Healthcare provider organizations are petitioning the Biden administration to slow recently finalized quality-related changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Nick Hut May 18, 2021

3 reasons healthcare providers are eager to offer text-to-pay convenience

Healthcare providers should consider the benefits of offering a text to pay option for their patients.

HFMA May 5, 2021

7 steps for supporting organizational well-being and mitigating clinician burnout

As part of a strategy to mitigate burnout and boost clinician well-being, interventions should be tailored to the specific needs of teams.

Nick Hut April 19, 2021

Better integration with primary care can help address the ongoing mental health and addiction crisis, report finds

Enhanced network adequacy standards, value-based payment models and targeted investments in technology are vital to improving behavioral healthcare in a way that will meet escalating needs.

Nick Hut April 5, 2021
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