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Cost-sharing waivers for COVID-19 patients had substantial financial impact

Cost-sharing waivers for COVID-19 patients had substantial financial impact

Insurers should be mandated to continue to waive inpatient out-of-pocket costs,…

Cedar to acquire OODA Health for $425 million

Cedar to acquire OODA Health for $425 million

Using a technology platform for both providers and payers, Cedar says it is tackling a fragmented billing system.

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Standardization is Key to Maximizing Total Value of Patient Care Products

Standardization is Key to Maximizing Total Value of Patient Care Products

Healthcare organizations know that providing great patient care while keeping an eye…

Improving the Patient Financial Experience Throughout the Patient Journey

Improving the Patient Financial Experience Throughout the Patient Journey

While many healthcare providers believe that improving the patient financial…

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Healthcare organizations ask HHS to delay quality measure reporting for ACOs

Healthcare organizations ask HHS to delay quality measure reporting for ACOs

The American Hospital Association and American Medical Association are among the 11 organizations signing the letter.

Ending racism in healthcare often begins with medical education - and is the target of a new national project

Ending racism in healthcare often begins with medical education - and is the target of a new national project

Inequities can be found in every facet of the industry, but targeting medical students and residents can help stem the tide.

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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…

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…

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.