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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.