NursingHygienists Brace for Pitched Battles With Dentists in Fights Over Practice Laws
Illinois trails many other states in allowing dental hygienists unsupervised contact with patients. In Colorado, on the extreme end, hygienists...
Payer2022 Medicare Advantage Plan Overview, Part Two: Portfolio Strategy and Leading Carriers
Portfolios are designed to "make care more affordable, accessible and convenient," in the words of one executive.
Revenue CycleHow to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care
Many people who qualify for financial assistance never apply.
TelehealthSchedule Online Visits First? It's the Next Big Thing in Health Insurance
Many insurers offering virtual-first plans hire outside firms to provide medical staff.
PayerSurprise-Billing Rule 'Puts a Thumb on the Scale' to Keep Arbitrated Costs in Check
What's not clear is whether the new law will have the unintended consequences of shifting costs and leading to higher...
PayerThe Public Backs Medicare Rx Price Negotiation Even After Hearing Both Sides' Views
The argument that drug companies need to charge high prices to develop new drugs does little to change that sentiment.
Payer2022 Medicare Advantage Plan Overview, Part One: Costs and Leading Carriers
"Medicare consumers overall ... crave stability of benefits and a hassle-free experience that gets them the care and coverage they...
PayerAn Arm and a Leg': How One State Protects Patients From Hospital Lawsuits
This episode, the fourth in our series on charity care, focuses on how states are protecting consumers against aggressive hospital...
Clinical CareDelta Coronavirus Variant Wreaking Havoc on Hospital Finances, Report Says
The Delta variant, which is highly transmissible, has led to a surge of COVID-19 patients across the country.
PayerCMS Issues Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule. Payers Praise! Hospitals Howl!
The rule lays out how payers and providers will resolve billing disputes under the No Surprises Act.
Supply ChainSupply Chain Strategies Needed: Fewer Elective Procedures, Higher Costs
Healthcare supply chain leader LeAnn Born of M Health Fairview learned pandemic lessons to better identify the right leaders for...
PayerA COVID Test Costing More Than a Tesla? It Happened in Texas.
A Texas couple each had a COVID diagnostic PCR test at SignatureCare Emergency Center and were charged $56,384 owns across...