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Growing economy increases Medicaid returns for some providers

Growing economy increases Medicaid returns for some providers

With an improving fiscal climate, some states are paying their Medicaid providers more. More…

Medicare outpatients pay much more at critical access hospitals

Medicare outpatients pay much more at critical access hospitals

Many Medicare beneficiaries treated at primarily rural "critical access" hospitals end up paying…

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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…

How Healthcare Reform Impacts Your Revenue Cycle

How Healthcare Reform Impacts Your Revenue Cycle

A dramatic increase in the number of patients insured by high-deductible, high-copay plans has led to providers…

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Medical price transparency toolkit unveiled by American Hospital Association

Medical price transparency toolkit unveiled by American Hospital Association

The consumer demand for price transparency is growing as patients pay more out-of-pocket expenses as deductibles rise.

Healthcare staffers focus on better benefits for women

Healthcare staffers focus on better benefits for women

Providers find retirement, financial planning for women in healthcare has high importance.

See where the critical access hospitals are located

See where the critical access hospitals are located

More than 1,300 healthcare providers operate on the edge of the U.S. healthcare system. They are critical access hospitals, small facilities that have fewer than 25 beds and are often in remote, rural areas and provide needed care to smaller populations.

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Credible, Defensible Estimates

Credible, Defensible Estimates

In healthcare, every interaction with the patient matters. Especially in today’s environment of continuous improvement, efforts have been concentrated on coordination among providers, the patient care experience and quality outcomes – all laudable goals.

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

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

Hospital systems across the country are looking to streamline their billing and collection processes to become more efficient and better compete in their markets. The challenge many face is how to turn the data that's already flowing through financial systems into…

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to…

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