The importance of digital transformation in a fraudulent environment
In this recently conducted survey, more than 85% of responding hospital financial executives said they are somewhat concerned (65.96%) or very concerned (19.15%) about potential AI-influenced fraud, including account takeovers and eventually payment fraud.
Leveraging the supply chain for cost reduction
Learn from seven healthcare finance executives about the different strategies used to help reduce their hospital's costs using technology, transparency and automation in this roundtable.
New regulations are projected to bring providers a measure of relief from prior authorization headaches
Hospitals and other healthcare providers hailed a newly published final rule designed to improve prior authorization and the electronic exchange of health information. The Interoperability and Prior Authorization rule sets requirements for Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans, state Medicaid and CHIP programs, and Medicaid managed care organizations, all of which starting in 2026 must send…
Deploying EPM in the cloud: 6 steps that drive value
Cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) offers tremendous potential for health systems, but the ability to drive value depends on a thoughtful approach that puts as little pressure as possible on existing resources, both technological and human.
4 steps healthcare CFOs can take to improve interoperability
Achieving information interoperability has long been touted as a solution to challenges that have plagued the healthcare industry for decades. For example, a health system that operates multiple electronic health records (EHRs) and systems across its facilities, hospitals and practices must undergo an extremely time-consuming and complicated process in gathering comprehensive patient records (e.g., by…
Prior authorization in Medicare Advantage remains in the policy spotlight as 2024 regulations take effect
Healthcare policymakers and stakeholders continue to mull the need for guardrails to ensure optimal customer service among Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans. The American Hospital Association wrote a Nov. 20 letter to CMS stating that MA plans are looking to skirt policies designed to ensure straightforward coverage of essential healthcare services. These policies, finalized earlier…
Proposed rule sets Medicare penalties for providers that commit information-blocking infractions
Hospitals and other healthcare providers would face penalties for knowingly engaging in information blocking, with the sanctions affecting their Medicare reimbursement, according to a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CMS. Published at the beginning of November, the rule implements some terms of the 21st Century Cures Act,…
Leveraging investments to strengthen resilience: Key insights
The approach health systems take to balance sheet and treasury management varies significantly. One company's managing director dives into how organizations can take a balanced-scorecard method to investments using a tier system.
FTC and HHS’s Office for Civil Rights put healthcare stakeholders on notice about the use of tracking technology
Federal regulators plan to more rigorously monitor whether tracking technologies on provider websites are impermissibly disclosing consumers’ protected health information (PHI) to third parties in violation of HIPAA. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last month sent a letter to…
Creative solutions to tackling top challenges in healthcare: 3 key insights
In this roundtable, several healthcare leaders shared lessons they learned navigating through major challenges due to COVID-19 including data security concerns, high rates of burnout and workforce shortages.