News Briefs: Federal funding bill addresses hospitals’ 340B eligibility concerns, extends telehealth waivers
A monthly roundup of top news for healthcare finance professionals.
Optimizing the revenue cycle by streamlining and automating payment collections
This roundtable features leaders’ insight to help entities evolve in today’s workforce to meet challenges such as regulations and digital adoption.
Healthcare stakeholders are invited to contribute suggestions for improving prior authorization
A two-month comment period is available for healthcare stakeholders to suggest electronic standards that would make the prior authorization process more efficient.
Revenue cycle innovation: How automation can mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19
These four tips will help hospital financial leaders lessen the economic impact of COVID-19 now and in the future: Build and retain a core revenue cycle team, contain labor costs, redeploy talent more effectively and enhance revenue integrity.
Rising to the moment: Addressing COVID-19’s challenges by advancing data interoperability
Improved interoperability in healthcare data exchange has been one byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic that may ultimately help improve the delivery of care — as well as its cost effectiveness — in the United States.
Healthcare News of Note: Healthcare insurers owe hospitals billions of dollars in payments and are putting more patients in a bind with retroactive claim denials, says Kaiser Health News
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Insurers are behind in billions of dollars in payments to hospitals, the strain on clinicians and staff grows amid the pandemic, and CFO duties involve more digital activities and investor relations.
Revamping prior authorization: How AI and automation could boost care and revenue
Prior authorization is the most time-consuming transaction for medical providers, taking up to an hour to complete manually. Find out how providers and health plans can save up to $417 million annually be automating prior authorizations.
Autonomous coding, it won’t hurt a bit with CodaMetrix
Coding at hospitals and health systems can take hours each day and can cost up to $7 billion in one year. However, one company encourages its use of artificial intelligence technology to reduce both cost and time of coding.
Various technical challenges affect hospitals’ ability to fulfill public-health reporting obligations
A report issued by the federal government finds many hospitals struggling to exchange data electronically with public health agencies.
Healthcare News of Note: Front-line healthcare workers leaving jobs without having another one lined up, McKinsey survey shows
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The Great Attrition is a real phenomenon, health systems have been slow to optimize technology, and chronic care is likely to grow telehealth use.