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Billing and Collections

Stays at the highest severity level are vulnerable to inappropriate billing practices, OIG says.
Mar 01 | Jeff Lagasse
Stays at the highest severity level are vulnerable to inappropriate billing practices, OIG says.
Similar to the COVID-19 vaccine, Medicare will cover these infusions for the duration of the public health emergency.
Feb 23 | Mallory Hackett
Similar to the COVID-19 vaccine, Medicare will cover these infusions for the duration of the public health emergency.
 Although RAND said price regulation is the most effective way to reduce spending, the researchers said this method has the most opposition.
Feb 19 | Mallory Hackett
Although RAND said price regulation is the most effective way to reduce spending, the researchers said this…
Prior authorization continues to be the area with the lowest adoption rate, with only 21% of medical plans having fully electronic transactions.
Feb 08 | Mallory Hackett
Prior authorization continues to be the area with the lowest adoption rate, with only 21% of medical plans having fully…
The AHA data doesn’t yet include figures from the COVID-19 pandemic that consumed much of 2020.
Jan 22 | Mallory Hackett
The AHA data doesn't yet include figures from the COVID-19 pandemic that consumed much of 2020.
Northwell reportedly sued thousands of patients last year for unpaid medical bills averaging $1,700.
Jan 06 | Mallory Hackett
Northwell reportedly sued thousands of patients last year for unpaid medical bills averaging $1,700.
The report found that 53% of hospitals in the bottom quartile of the area wage index for 2020 were in rural areas.
Jan 05 | Mallory Hackett
The report found that 53% of hospitals in the bottom quartile of the area wage index for 2020 were in rural…
An individual diabetes patient can expect to pay about $9,600 each year on diabetes medical costs alone.
Dec 28, 2020 | Mallory Hackett
An individual diabetes patient can expect to pay about $9,600 each year on diabetes…
Inpatient length of stay went up 8.7% year-over-year but ER visits fell 15.5% and operating room minutes declined 12.2%.
Dec 21, 2020 | Mallory Hackett
Inpatient length of stay went up 8.7% year-over-year, but ER visits fell 15.5% and operating room minutes declined 12.2%.
Person gives plastic card to person in hospital wear at counter
Dec 18, 2020 | Jeff Lagasse
Important factors include interactive voice response and email communication from the vendor…

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