Alexandra Wilson Pecci is an editor for HealthLeaders.
A patient survey shows that patients want upfront healthcare cost estimates. Meanwhile, mental health practitioners argue that the new way they're required to issue estimates won't work for their industry.
HealthLeaders checked in with revenue cycle leaders and experts across the country to hear about the first few weeks of this landmark rule.
Although the most senior-level revenue cycle roles are the most difficult to fill, even entry- and mid-level roles present expensive, time-consuming challenges.
Taking steps to shore up trust, communication, and training before making changes will provide leaders a strong foundation upon which to build improvement initiatives.
Advisories, information sheets, and FAQs aim to help hospitals, health systems, physicians, and consumers understand the new rules against surprise billing.
Among the notable deals are R1's acquisition of Cloudmed, nThrive's completed acquisition of TransUnion Healthcare, and AccessOne's CueSquared acquisition.
Maximizing efficiency at patient access has helped Goshen Health improve wait times, increase point of service collections, and add value to the overall patient experience.
Maryland, New Mexico, Washington, and Nevada are among the states making efforts to help patients out of medical debt.
The volume of prescription opioids dispensed from retail pharmacies declined by 21% from 2008 to 2018, a new study finds.
Price transparency, surprise billing, and a renewed focus on the workforce grabbed much of the focus from revenue cycle leaders during another unprecedented year.