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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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Narrow networks can work if ACOs share risk

Cost concerns keep uninsured from buying coverage, poll shows

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Insurance exchanges launch successfully

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5 opportunities for improving hospital revenue cycle management

5 opportunities for improving hospital revenue cycle management

With hospital margins growing tighter and bad debt increasing, improving revenue cycle becomes more important than ever. Here are some tips to do that.

Sinking inpatient census causing headaches for hospital CFOs

Sinking inpatient census causing headaches for hospital CFOs

While reducing reliance on expensive inpatient care is a sensible goal for hospitals, the transition away from a bricks-and-mortar, fee-for-service model is creating tremendous pressures on chief financial officers.

Retail health a double-edged sword

Retail health a double-edged sword

The emergence of digital and retail health is a clarion call for hospitals and medical practices to innovate and improve the patient experience. However, providers could lose patients to retail companies if the seeds sown by the likes of CVS, Walgreens and Walmart…

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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 spending more time collecting payments. These challenges are intensified by a number of other trends, including: a rise in bad debts, the move to…

Top 3 Benefits of Acuity-Based Staffing

Top 3 Benefits of Acuity-Based Staffing

Finding ways to maintain and improve the quality of care your organization provides can prove to be a daunting challenge. With legislative changes from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), that demand a higher level of clinical outcomes, along with declines in Medicare…

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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