StrategyFrom Sewers to Golf Courses, Cities See Green With New Federal COVID Relief Dollars
The American Rescue Plan Act provides $130 billion to cities and counties ? with few restrictions on how the money...
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...
Revenue CycleBlue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Will Incorporate Equity Measures into Payment Models
It's the first health plan in Massachusetts to announce such a plan, which will start in 2023.
PayerNovel Treatments Challenge Traditional Reimbursement
Paying for high-cost, breakthrough drugs is one of healthcare's abiding challenges?and tied to so many of the "pre-existing" conditions that...
PayerCalifornia Supreme Court will hear CMA lawsuit against Aetna
CMA claims that Aetna's actions violated the state's Unfair Competition Law.
Revenue CycleSurprise Billing, Digital Experiences Among Top Healthcare Trends
PwC's Health Research Institute has released its annual medical cost trend report, which forecasts a 6.5% medical cost trend in...
Revenue Cycle35% of Patients Would Put Off COVID-19 Treatment to Avoid Medical Bills
The new VisitPay survey also showed that more than one-third of patients said they're more worried about the financial burdens...
Revenue CycleInside the University of Kansas Health System's Interest-Free Loan Options
The system started offering its recourse program in March 2017, giving patients the ability to make smaller payments over a...
Revenue CycleR1 to Acquire VisitPay for $300M
The transaction, expected to close in the third quarter of 2021, combines two major players in rev cycle.
StrategyWhen Births Go Horribly Wrong, Florida Protects Doctors and Forces Families to Pay the Price
A Florida program designed to reduce doctors' malpractice bills strips families of their right to sue, offering instead a one-time...
FinanceCMS Begins Recouping Accelerated Medicare Payments
Payments will be recouped at a rate of 50% for six months after the initial 11-month period.
Revenue CycleQ&A: Revenue Code Assignment for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies
To prevent triggering a copay or deductible, CMS instructs institutional providers to bill monoclonal antibodies similar to vaccines.