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CMS finalizes payment for more outpatient procedures and 340B cuts

CMS finalizes payment for more outpatient procedures and 340B cuts

A new requirement for the nation's 6,200 hospitals and critical access hospitals is to report…

Faith Regional Health System: To thrive, 'focus on the basics'

Faith Regional Health System: To thrive, 'focus on the basics'

The Nebraska health system was able to keep financially afloat during the crisis without layoffs…

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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 M&A's down in 2020 but analysts say COVID-19 is a catalyst for future deals

Healthcare M&A's down in 2020 but analysts say COVID-19 is a catalyst for future deals

Forty-four percent of healthcare CFOs say the pandemic will drive an increase in partnerships across the healthcare ecosystem.

HHS extends COVID-19 public health emergency declaration until April

HHS extends COVID-19 public health emergency declaration until April

This action marks the fourth time HHS has extended the declaration that has paid parity for telehealth and continues reporting waivers.

CMS issues final rule on healthcare technology access for seniors

CMS issues final rule on healthcare technology access for seniors

The rule is meant to ease undue burden for innovators and speed access to potentially lifesaving technologies.

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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.

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…