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John Andrews | July 24, 2014 | 04:57 AM
The massive, monolithic structures that have come to represent the acute care setting are becoming more stratified in smaller buildings across wider swaths of a community. More
Tammy Worth | July 23, 2014 | 09:44 AM | Claims Processing, Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management
With patients paying more out-of-pocket costs and exchanges increasing the number of plans providers deal with, having financial counselors in a practice may become a necessity. More
Richard Pizzi | July 23, 2014 | 09:29 AM | Reimbursement, Accounting & Financial Management, Budgeting
South Nassau Communities Hospital CFO Mark Bogen spoke with Healthcare Finance News about risk, controlling costs and revenue challenges for his Oceanside, N.Y.-based organization. More
WASHINGTON | Susan Jaffe | July 22, 2014 | 09:44 AM | Quality and Safety, Reimbursement
Medicare officials have allowed patients at dozens of hospitals participating in pilot projects across the country to be exempted from the controversial requirement that limits nursing home coverage to seniors admitted to a hospital for at least three days. More
Rodney J. Moore | July 22, 2014 | 09:26 AM | Quality and Safety, Reimbursement
Hospitals are increasingly making reducing hospital-acquired infections and readmissions a priority -- and saving millions of dollars in the process -- but there are still gaps to be filled. More
Susan Jaffe | July 21, 2014 | 11:17 AM | Claims Processing, Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management
Medicare announced Friday that it was revising rules intended to prevent the agency from paying twice for the same prescriptions for seniors receiving hospice care. The drug categories in question were identified in a 2012 investigation by the HHS inspector... More
Anthony Brino | July 21, 2014 | 05:00 AM | Operations, Strategic Planning
At a time when emergency care is increasingly viewed as inconvenient, overcrowded and overpriced, and possibly losing ground to urgent care clinics, some health systems are trying to make their ERs a place where people actually want to go and spend their time... More
Anthony Brino | July 21, 2014 | 04:45 AM | Strategic Planning
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation's largest health systems, is keeping its eye on the future by launching a new health brand that will compete with established health insurers. More
Richard Pizzi | July 18, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Workforce Management, Operations
Our weekly look at career moves in the healthcare finance sector. This issue highlights promotions, hires and fires for the week ending July 18, 2014. More
Anthony Brino | July 18, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Reimbursement
Hospitals participating in Independence Blue Cross' accountable care contracts are reducing costs, improving care and earning incentives, according to the Philadelphia-based insurer. More
Chuck Green | July 18, 2014 | 04:45 AM | Construction & Facilities Management
Hospitals face the decision of leasing or buying equipment on a regular basis. Ultimately, whether to lease or buy comes down to a hospital's objectives. More
Charles Roehrig | July 17, 2014 | 09:14 AM | Policy and Legislation, Strategic Planning
If we can identify the "underlying path" of health spending, we can do a better job of predicting the future from a noisy history. This underlying path can also serve as the curve to be monitored for evidence of any "bend." More