- Christopher Cheney, December 14, 2017
Wisconsin health system trains registration and scheduling staff to conduct sometimes-difficult financial conversations with patients.
- Gregory A. Freeman, December 4, 2017
CMS may appear to be slowing the path to value-based care by ditching some bundled payment models, but a new program could revitalize the effort. The new initiative will draw in more physicians who were not attracted to the earlier versions.
- Gregory A. Freeman, November 6, 2017
A recent report indicates a 6% increase in healthcare payments tied to APMs over a year, but a deeper dive into the data suggests a smaller impact. Conclusion? Fee-for-service still dominates.
- Christopher Cheney, October 9, 2017
Critics call the three-day inpatient stay requirement for patients to qualify for Medicare coverage at a skilled nursing facility archaic, irrelevant, and a threat to patient safety.
- Gregory A. Freeman, September 1, 2017
The insurer no longer allows outpatient imaging in hospitals. Hospitals may feel the financial loss.
- Christopher Cheney, October 16, 2017
What does innovation really mean to you? We asked the members of the HealthLeaders CFO Exchange for their innovation keywords.
- Ken Carr, Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management at Change Healthcare, December 15, 2017
Learn how to offset challenging self-pay patient account issues by improving collection and communication at all three stages of patient contact: pre-service, point-of-service, and post-service. Read more.
- Kaiser Health News, September 1, 2017
President Donald Trump’s administration slashed millions of dollars from the government’s budget to promote the health law’s annual open enrollment season beginning in two months.
- Gregory A. Freeman, December 11, 2017
If millions of Americans drop their healthcare coverage, providers will be forced to bill patients directly and see fewer collections. They also will see more and sicker patients in emergency rooms, already a cost center for hospitals.
- Gregory A. Freeman, November 27, 2017
After rising in past years, IT budgets are showing signs of flattening out for some hospitals. Health leaders will have to decide whether their goals require spending more.