Blog | Innovation and Disruption

A review of why Walmart should be on your list of disrupters.

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Blog | Strategic Partnerships, Mergers, and Acquisitions

HFMA’s Chad Mulvany reviews eight strategies management teams can take to achieve post-integration cost savings and increase the likelihood that mergers are successful.

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Blog | Consumerism

It should be no surprise to U.S. healthcare providers that Groupons are available for healthcare services given the high cost of healthcare and lack of price transparency.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Healthcare finance policy events for the week of Sept. 16.

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News | Patient Access

In 2018, 1.9 million fewer people were covered by some type of health insurance, and they were most likely former Medicaid enrollees, according to new federal survey data.

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News | Healthcare Business Trends

For 2018, one credit rating agency found not-for-profit hospitals’ revenues increased faster than expenses.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Senate appropriators will vote on funding for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, among other key healthcare finance events around the country next week.

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News | Transparency

Supporters of a proposal for hospitals to release their health plan-negotiated rates, so far, have dominated comments on it to CMS.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Healthcare finance policy events for the week of Sept. 2.

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News | Patient Experience

A search for new federal funding is driving fast-moving surprise billing legislation and will ultimately determine if it is enacted, according to legislative advisers.

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News | Medicaid Payment and Reimbursement

Hospitals could lose billions of dollars nationally in Medicaid and CHIP revenue due to a new change in rules for legal immigrants.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

CMS Administrator Seema Verma plans to address a gathering of health information data exchange advocates on Aug. 19.

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News | Health Plan Payment and Reimbursement

The share of covered workers enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) at large employers reached 47% in 2019.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

A public-option health plan could lead to the closure of 1,000 rural hospitals, according to an analysis.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Aug. 12.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued final rules with FY20 rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and hospices.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

CMS issued a final rule for Medicare hospital IPPS payments in FY20.

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News | Labor Cost Management

Hospitals reduced positions in July, marking the first employment drop since 2017.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Aug. 5.

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News | Leadership Skills Development

HFMA’s Enterprise membership provides organizations with the tools they need to advance their staff and improve performance.

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News | Leadership Skills Development

Recognizing five years of sustained excellence, HFMA awarded the South Texas Chapter with the Robert M. Shelton Award.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

National hospital advocates, individual executives and an industry adviser identified early concerns with the proposed mandatory release of hospital-negotiated charges.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

The long-awaited Medicare proposed rule for hospital outpatient payments includes a high-profile mandate on hospitals to release rates negotiated with commercial health plans, among other regulations that could pose financial challenges. Se...

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News | Technology ROI

Hospitals can expect new revenue opportunities, increased near-term costs and loss of revenue to new competitors due to expanding digital technologies in healthcare, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

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News | Social Determinants of Health

MA health plans are expected to incrementally increase in 2020 their use of programs targeting the social determinants of health.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of July 28.

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News | CMS and MedPAC Guidelines and Trends

The Trump administration’s Medicare leader singled out hospitals as the leading driver of healthcare cost increases.

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News | Healthcare Reform

Although a slice of hospitals might financially benefit from a single-payer model based on Medicare rates, 90% would face cuts totaling $200 billion each year, according to a new industry analysis.

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News | Payment Models

Mandatory models for kidney care and oncology were among six new Medicare payment models proposed in mid-July.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of July 14.

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News | Healthcare Reform

A leading congressional advocate of “Medicare for All” this week excoriated Medicare for the billing problems she dealt with during her late husband’s last years of declining health. But she insists such headaches would not follow expansion...

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News | Payment Trends

Federal policy advisers see a shift from value-based payment to policies focused on cutting provider payments.

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News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Rural-state hospitals strongly back a proposed Medicare area wage index (AWI) change, but national hospital advocates are warning against it.

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