FinanceAHA Study Finds 'Drastic' Income, Health Differences Between Hospital Outpatients and ASC Patients
Hospitals push back against CMS's policy shift on site-neutral payments for outpatient services.
FinanceChronic Care Management Impeded by Lacking Tech, Reimbursements
A Sage Growth Partners survey commissioned by Signallamp Health analyzed the obstacles ahead of meaningful chronic care management.
FinanceMedicare Trims Payments To 800 Hospitals, Citing Patient Safety Incidents
The number is the highest since the federal government five years ago launched the Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Program, created...
FinanceDon't Write Off Bad Debt Until You've Done This
Identifying dual eligibility can slash bad debt and boost revenue by more than a half-million dollars for the average mid-sized...
Finance4 Reasons the Reimbursement Environment Grows Thornier
Revenue cycle leaders are seeing increased impediments to getting paid.
Innovation5 Issues Impeding Healthcare Innovation Progress
Politico gathering shines a light on healthcare's sticking spots.
FinanceSupreme Court Hears Medicare DSH Formula Dispute: What's at Stake
The case could result in hospitals receiving billions of dollars in additional money from the federal government.
FinanceAMA Delegates Support Site-Neutral Insurance Payments
Delegates generally agreed that making payments site-neutral would help private practices survive financially at a time when many physician groups...
StrategyNew Medicaid Waivers Available for Short-Term Residential Mental Health Services
The added flexibility allows states to request Medicaid waivers to cover treatment in an institution for mental disease for certain...
FinanceIf Anthem's Policy Spreads, 1 in 6 ER Visits Could Be Denied Coverage
If the cost savings are there, other insurers will likely follow in Anthem's footsteps.
FinanceAMA President: It's Still 'No' to Single Payer
But Barbara McAneny, MD, applauds the recently signed legislative ban on pharmacy gag clauses.