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Lidia A. Rodriguez-Hupp | September 2, 2014 | 11:15 AM | Reimbursement, Supply Chain, Compliance & Legal
The 340B program is critical for hospitals and other providers that serve some of our country's poorest and most vulnerable patients. When providers monitor compliance and track 340B drugs properly, the program can fulfill its intended purpose. More
Kurt Ullman | September 2, 2014 | 04:15 AM
With an annual rate of 11,000 fatalities from falls in U.S. hospitals, falls are a persistent concern for healthcare facilities. They raise issues of care quality and are increasingly a financial issue. More
Bernie Monegain | August 29, 2014 | 03:43 PM | Claims Processing, Revenue Cycle Management, Billing and Collections
A Mississippi health system and three hospitals in Texas, Indiana and Alabama are illustrating how hospitals can thrive in a tough economic environment. The facilities recently won awards for their leadership in initiatives to improve financial sustainability... More
CAMBRIDGE, MA | Bernie Monegain | August 29, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Quality and Safety, Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle Management
Healthcare organizations of all sizes continue to struggle with rapidly evolving models of population health-oriented reimbursement, according to a new report from Chilmark Research. More
Kurt Ullman | August 29, 2014 | 09:25 AM | Accounting & Financial Management
For-profit healthcare entities that haven't incorporated the changes to the MACR into their planning may want to schedule a meeting with their tax advisor soon since there is still time to take advantage of the rule in 2014. More
Stephanie Bouchard | August 28, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Capital Finance, Revenue Cycle Management
Nonprofit hospitals posted their second straight year of revenue declines in 2013 and their dismal rate of revenue growth broke records, according to a Moody's Investors Service report released this week. More
Tammy Worth | August 27, 2014 | 09:45 AM | Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
In its June report to Congress, MedPAC made recommendations that would change the way post-acute care providers are reimbursed. Reviews from providers are mixed. More
Tammy Worth | August 26, 2014 | 09:10 AM | Supply Chain, Strategic Planning
The drought in California has everyone concerned that food prices will skyrocket, but so far, the impact of the severe weather has been low for most hospitals, and where felt, strategies have been implemented to minimize the damage. More
David Weldon | August 26, 2014 | 01:14 AM | Workforce Management
Healthcare organizations are creating mountains of data and to tap that data's full potential, they need data analysts. More
Jennifer Zaino | August 25, 2014 | 04:31 AM | Revenue Cycle Management
It wasn't all that long ago that most surgeries, and many medical and diagnostic procedures, required patients to plan for an inpatient hospital stay. But times have changed. More
Richard Pizzi | August 22, 2014 | 11:22 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 August 22, 2014. More
Tammy Worth | August 22, 2014 | 04:50 AM | Workforce Management
An agreement reached this past spring between the California Hospital Association and the SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West has been deemed a "breakthrough" in labor relations. The contract, however, has also stirred up controversy between labor... More