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CVS Health administering COVID-19 vaccine at skilled nursing facilities in 49 states

CVS Health administering COVID-19 vaccine at skilled nursing facilities in 49 states

The company expects to complete administration of first doses in skilled…

OIG audit: CMS should improve hospital wage index adjustments for rural hospitals

OIG audit: CMS should improve hospital wage index adjustments for rural hospitals

The report found that 53% of hospitals in the bottom quartile of the area wage…

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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…