May 15, 2013
The federal government has uncovered a string of alleged Medicare fraud attempts totalling $223 million and involving 89 individuals in eight cities.
May 14, 2013
That sigh of relief you heard Monday was from hospital administrators in nearly two dozen states, including Florida and Texas.
April 23, 2013
A growing number of small businesses are turning to bartering to get healthcare services they otherwise couldn't afford. It's a strategy that also offers benefits for the healthcare businesses providing the services.
April 22, 2013
According to research done by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and published in the May issue of Medical Care, magnet hospitals have both lower patient mortality rates and better patient outcomes, due in part to more investments in nursing at these organizations.
April 15, 2013
While Republican members of Congress have announced plans to once again use budget measures to attempt to defund key parts of health reform - including nearly $1 billion the Office of Management and Budget requested for CMS, which presumably would be used for the establishment and operation of state health insurance exchanges - their Republican counterparts who occupy state governors' mansions have begun to sing a different tune.
April 15, 2013
Hospitals in states that don’t expand their Medicaid program as outlined under the Affordable Care Act are facing significant revenue reductions due to regulations that will reduce some Medicare and Medicaid payments in 2014, measures that were written into the law to help pay for the expansion of the insurance program for the poor.
April 15, 2013
One of the business pain points for physicians is collecting payments from patients for their services, which often involves lots of customer service call time on the phone. An online payment platform for healthcare, called Money2, from Citi aims to make that process easier, more efficient and consumer-friendly, according to those involved with the tool.
April 02, 2013
Health Management Associates, Inc. today announced that a subsidiary has completed the transaction to launch a new joint venture partnership with the 480-bed Bayfront Health System, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
March 19, 2013
Hospital ratings often come to wildly different conclusions. Some hospitals rated as outstanding by one group are ignored or panned by another. Ratings results from an individual group can change significantly from year to year. Instead of offering clarity, hospital ratings often yield confusion.
March 15, 2013
Learn how Health First, an integrated health system in central Florida, increased point-of-service collections by 30%, reduced bad-debt write-offs and undocumented charity by 30%, and added a fourth hospital without having to add financial services staff.
March 11, 2013
Our monthly roundup of the most recent fraudsters to hit healthcare's dragnet.
February 27, 2013
Call it a post-reelection prediction: On the day after President Barack Obama secured a second term at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, an attorney for a prominent healthcare law firm suggested that even Republican governors would succumb to the lure of expanding Medicaid on the federal dime.
February 21, 2013
Florida's GOP Gov. Rick Scott will adopt Medicaid expansion for three years while the federal government pays full freight, and then leave it to state lawmakers to re-authorize it.
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February 20, 2013
A new report released Feb. 19 recognizes the nation's top hospitals and cities for hospital care based on in-hospital mortality rates.
January 24, 2013
Hospitals all over the country have reorganized their old Revenue Cycle Departments into “Revenue Cycle Management” with a new department head. Sometimes that position has been elevated to Vice Presidential status. While many of them have been successful with their efforts at reorganization, some have not. HSMN has announced their Revenue Cycle Reorganization Plan called RCM².
January 23, 2013
EHR Doctors announced today that it is officially an anchor participant of the eHealth Exchange. The eHealth Exchange ("Exchange") is a group of federal agencies and non-federal organizations that came together under a common mission and purpose to improve patient care, streamline disability benefit claims, and improve public health reporting through secure, trusted, and interoperable health information exchange.
January 14, 2013
Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) announced today its expected, unaudited results of operations for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.
January 14, 2013
University General Health System, Inc. (OTCQB: UGHS), a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health care delivery system, today announced that it will be presenting at the Noble Financial Capital Markets 9th Annual Equity Conference. The conference will be held January 21-23, 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.
January 10, 2013
Pinsonault's spring 2013 Managed Markets Summit, February 26-28, is a three-day conference in Miami, Fla. aimed at bringing together thought-leaders from around the globe to discuss the critical trends impacting the nation's healthcare landscape. The conference program features fifty, high-value break-out sessions covering topics including Medicaid, accountable care organizations, integrated delivery networks, evolving payer strategies and specialty pharmacy.