Revenue CycleHospital Price Transparency Needs Harsher Penalties, Uniform Data Reporting
According to an expert panel, CMS should increase the maximum penalty for noncompliance with the pricing rule from $300 per...
Revenue CycleOnly 23% of Hospitals Offer Out-of-Pocket Price Guarantees for Select Services
The Kaufman Hall survey found that although consumerism remains a hot topic and buzzword, many hospitals and health systems' digital...
Revenue Cycle5 Areas Where Ascension Has Created a Seamless Consumer Financial Journey
'We don't think about revenue cycle as any one individual's responsibility, but as our organization's responsibility,' says Jon Sohn, senior...
Revenue CycleRCM Tech Roundup: Price Transparency, Revenue Capture, and More
There's news from revenue cycle technology companies Waystar, 3M HIS, Patientco, MedEvolve, and Turquoise Health.
StrategyAfter 18 Months, Sutter Antitrust Settlement Finally Poised for Formal Approval
Numerous twists and turns have slowed the court's approval of the settlement in late 2019.
StrategyBiden Order Pushes Competition, Targets Healthcare Consolidation, High Drug Costs
The executive order targets four areas "where lack of competition in healthcare increases prices and reduces access to quality care"...
Revenue CycleStudy Finds 'Selective Compliance' with Price Transparency Rule
The research confirms what has been anecdotally reported for months: That hospitals are choosing which parts of the rule to...
Revenue CycleCost, Not COVID-19, is the Top Reason Patients Defer Care
Even so, a new survey found that 64% of providers cited getting patients back in after COVID-19 as their top...
Revenue CycleTech Firm Opens Price Transparency Platform to Researchers for Free
Turquoise Health's limited research dataset consists of publicly available data disclosed by hospitals across the United States in compliance with...
Revenue CycleWhy the New IPPS Proposed Rule Likely Won't Affect Price Transparency Enforcement
Although the proposed rule doesn't mean CMS will also ease up on its price transparency mandate, it does suggest that...
Revenue CyclePrice Transparency's Slow Burn
Despite inconsistent compliance and no enforcement, fresh signals indicate that hospitals should brace for more scrutiny on their price transparency.
Revenue CycleAnalysis: CMS Price Transparency Rule Not Working as Intended
Making "apples-to-apples" price comparisons across hospitals is next to impossible because the data is so muddied and changes so frequently.