FinanceCoronavirus Could Disrupt U.S. Medical Supply Lines
For U.S. hospitals, an outbreak of the coronavirus would increase demand for services, but also increase costs.
Clinical CarePreeminent Hospitals Penalized Over Rates Of Patients' Injuries
CMS this week identified 786 hospitals that will receive lower payments for a year under the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program.
FinanceFlexible Patient Financing is Now a Necessity
More patients are using their financial experience to make healthcare decisions, making financing programs a requirement of doing business.
InnovationDelivering Real-Time Analysis Is Top Tactical Challenge in Analytics, Healthcare Execs Say
Delivering timely analysis is important in healthcare generally and critically important in acute care.
FinanceAnalytics ROI: It's Not Only About the Money
Gains from analytics are not only about capturing additional margin. Return on investment for analytics can also be about improving...
FinanceThe Latest Healthcare Trust Casualty: Billing Accuracy
Just 33% of consumers felt very confident that bills from their hospital/provider are accurate.
StrategyQuorum Health Considers Shedding 4 More Hospitals
The health system has already shed 14 of the 38 hospitals it had when it formed less than four years...
FinanceCMS Readies Proposed 'Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule'
Seema Verma says the feds will crackdown on 'shady recycling schemes (that) drive up taxpayer costs and pervert the system.'
StrategyWhat to Do When Converting a Hospital From Nonprofit to Investor-Owned
While perhaps not as controversial as it once was, the 'conversion' of a nonprofit hospital to a for-profit venture can...
FinanceURMC Pays $3M to Settle HIPAA Breaches
The failure to encrypt mobile devices results in a hefty settlement.
FinanceAs Congress Works To Curb Surprise Medical Bills, N.Y.'s Fix Gets Examined
In 2015, New York passed a surprise billing law that uses 'baseball-style' arbitration as a way to settle payment disputes...
StrategyOutcome Health to Pay $70M to End Fraud Probe
Among the allegations, former executives at Outcome lied to outside auditors about revenue for 2015 and 2016 in order to...