FinanceNonprofit Provider Pensions Remain Solidly Funded
Nonprofit healthcare organizations benefited from an increase in pension funding last year, according to S&P.
FinanceExamining Billing and Payment Changes for Therapy Services
The new updates relate to statutory and regulatory changes.
FinanceNonprofit Providers Rely on Financial Discipline to Sustain Success
In order to navigate shrinking operating margins, financial executives at health systems must institute expense control strategies while also driving...
FinanceImmigrants Comprise More Than 18% of Healthcare Workers
Healthcare executives are faced with challenges about retaining immigrant workers ahead of the rise in elderly care, according to a...
FinancePhysician Compensation Rises Across Most Specialties
Pay for primary care physicians rose 3.4% between 2017 and 2018, according to a new MGMA study.
FinancePharmaceutical Spending to Top $370B in 2019
Spending on healthcare and pharmaceuticals are expected to continue to grow this year, according to Fitch Solutions.
Finance13.3M Americans Spent More than 10% of Income on Premiums
Almost 24 million Americans with employer-sponsored coverage spent a large portion of their income on healthcare costs.
FinancePrivate Insurance Accounted for Nearly Half of Prescription Drug Spending in 2017
A Kaiser Family Foundation report found that 82% of total retail prescription drug spending in 2017 came from private insurers,...
FinanceInsurers Paid California Hospitals Twice as Much as Medicare
Another study shows the significant Medicare overhang hospitals have factored into part of the business model.
FinancePrivate Insurers Pay Dialysis Providers Four Times Above Medicare
Commercial health plans paid $1,041 per dialysis session compared to government programs that paid $248 per session, according to a...
FinanceCustomize Patient Financial Encounters for Revenue Cycle Success
Adopted from the marketing industry, customer segmentation allows health systems to further customize the patient financial experience and help them...
FinancePrivate Insurers Paid Hospitals 241% of What Medicare Would Have
Employers can look at pushing their health plans to engage in contract arrangements with hospitals that better align prices with...