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More scrutiny fans the 340B debate

More scrutiny fans the 340B debate

Are hospitals exploiting the 340B drug discount program? Critics of the federal government's program have some new evidence…

Key Medicaid case moves to Supreme Court

Key Medicaid case moves to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by Idaho providers over an issue that has split many lower…

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Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Hospital systems across the country are looking to streamline their…

Credible, Defensible Estimates

In healthcare, every interaction with the patient matters. Especially in today’s environment of continuous improvement, efforts…

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Vermont abandons dream of single-payer state

2.5M sign up on federal health exchanges so far

Alaska Governor Bill Walker eyes Medicaid expansion

Tennessee proposes 'private option' Medicaid expansion

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Healthcare spending growth falls to 1960 levels, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report says

Healthcare spending growth falls to 1960 levels, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report says

National health spending grew 3.6 percent in 2013, the lowest annual increase since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began tracking the statistic in 1960, officials said Wednesday.

Healthcare providers increase reliance on demand forecasting

Healthcare providers increase reliance on demand forecasting

An increasing number of healthcare organizations are turning to demand forecasting, crunching numbers to help them determine potential device usage, patient demand and even to decide whether or not to build new facilities.

Healthcare M&A to continue in 2015, KPMG survey says

Healthcare M&A to continue in 2015, KPMG survey says

Mergers and acquisition activity in the health and life sciences sector is expected to keep gaining momentum in 2015, a new survey released Tuesday claimed.

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Case Study: An Integrated Health System

Case Study: An Integrated Health System

A major integrated health system in the Northeast was growing rapidly and in need of a payment solution to reduce the amount of paper and checks processed and help bring efficiencies to their cash flow management, as well as improve vendor relationships.

Ochsner Health System Rises to the Challenge of Healthcare Reform

Ochsner Health System Rises to the Challenge of Healthcare Reform

Healthcare reforms have prompted hospitals across the country to improve cost efficiencies wherever they can. In response, the accounts payable department of Southern Louisiana's Ochsner Health System discovered a solution that helped improve cash management while…

A Healthy Solution for El Camino Hospital: Case Study

A Healthy Solution for El Camino Hospital: Case Study

The Accounts Payable team of El Camino Hospital was looking for a robust and reliable technology that could provide greater benefits and growth opportunities than their existing payment solution. After reviewing a number of options, El Camino chose American…

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