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Ambulance rides often result in surprise bills

Ambulance rides often result in surprise bills

One patient got a $3,660 bill for a 4-mile ride. Another was charged $8,460 for a trip from one hospital that…

Unnecessary medical tests, treatments cost $200 billion annually, cause harm

Unnecessary medical tests, treatments cost $200 billion annually, cause harm

Overly aggressive care can hurt patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed…

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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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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.

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.

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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.