The Future-Proof Revenue Cycle
The smoke is finally clearing in healthcare. Uncertainties of the past couple of years—healthcare reform regulations, a languishing economy, and tight credit markets, to name a few—are slowly diminishing. In their place is a sense of optimism that we have weathered the worst. Now it's time to focus on what's ahead.
This sentiment is echoed by Standard and Poor's (S&P) most recent financial analysis of nonprofit healthcare providers. "The economy's gradual recovery and providers' cost containment and significant efforts to improve economies of scale, product and process standardization, and quality of care, have supported their credit quality," the credit rating agency stated in its February 2011 report.
- Two-Midnight Rule Must be Fixed or Replaced, Say Providers
- CDC Warns of Antibiotic Overuse in Hospitals
- AHRQ: Surgical Admissions Bring 48% of Hospital Revenue
- Care Coordination Tough to Define, Measure
- HIMSS: Software Bugs, Shifting Alliances Unsettling for CIOs
- Hospitals Adapting Amid Continued Drug Shortages
- Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research: Avoiding Confusion
- Steep Drop Seen in Medically Unnecessary C-Sections
- SCOTUS Review of NC Board Case 'A Very Big Deal' to Providers
- As Allegations Swirl, Baylor Plano Rejects Baldrige Award