FinanceIdeas To Curb Surprise Medical Bills Percolate With Rare Bipartisan Push
While appetite for policymaking is on the upswing, the details of a possible solution remain up in the air. The...
Finance'Patient as Payer' Trend Is Growing
Continuing with a traditional, 'billing-as-usual' approach isn't going to cut it as more responsibility shifts to patients.
StrategyTaking Surprise Medical Bills To Court
Some legal experts say contract law could provide consumers another avenue to challenge unexpected hospital bills.
Clinical CareThe VA's Private Care Program Gave Companies Billions and Vets Longer Waits
Trump wants to supersize a program that spent almost a quarter of its funds on overhead.
FinanceStreamlined Billing at Medical Group Results in 97% Overall Patient Satisfaction
In giving patients a more convenient billing experience, Westmed Medical Group also increased collections and reduced time to collect.
Finance1 in 4 Providers, Collection Agencies Offer Text Payments
More than a quarter of survey respondents also said they plan to adopt text notifications for bill payment/notifications within the...
Clinical CareProminent Doctors Aren't Disclosing Their Industry Ties in Medical Journal Studies. And Journals Are Doing Little to Enforce Their Rules
The dean of Yale's medical school, the incoming president of a prominent cancer group and the head of a Texas...
FinanceRisk-Adjustment Fix Finalized for 2018 After Bout of Uncertainty
Officials have made no secret of their disdain for the ACA, so some accused them of making an excuse to...
FinanceHospitals Sue HHS Over Site-Neutral Outpatient Payments
Changes set to take effect next month will result in a significant reimbursement reduction for hospital-owned outpatient departments that would...
Clinical CareNo Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Require Proof Of Payment.
More than 114,000 people are waiting for organs in the U.S. and fewer than 35,000 organs were transplanted last year....
FinanceEHR Upgrades Are Pain Point for Rev Cycle Execs
Fifty-six percent of surveyed executives said their organizations can't keep up with EHR upgrades or underuse available EHR functions.
Finance3 Reasons to Care About Balance Billing Legislation
Hospitals should keep an eye on state and federal efforts to ramp up consumer protections against surprise medical bills.