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September 23, 2020

Ascension reports $1B loss | House bill extends Medicare loan repayments | Epic EHR to integrate with Microsoft Teams | 10 healthiest US communities | Pa. physician pays $1.2M to settle billing fraud case

September 22, 2020

UnitedHealth accused of illegally deflating reimbursements | 9 hospital layoffs | Fla. physician admits submitting $20M in fraudulent claims | HHS unveils reporting requirements for COVID-19 relief aid | CMS: Vermont's all-payer model needs revamp

September 21, 2020

Hospitals face loss of Medicare pay for failing to disclose prices | 20 exec moves | Geisinger fires employee for viewing 700+ patients' records | CMS finalizes 2 payment models: 5 notes | 8 benefits health systems offer to retain top talent

September 17, 2020

Chicago hospital defeats 'ghost payroll' case | Uninsured rates by state | NY hospital brings back 3,426 furloughed workers | CMS' new emergency care payment model: 3 details | 16 hospitals seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

September 16, 2020

8 health systems with strong finances | New relief bill forgives $45B in Medicare loans | 11 Cerner updates | Pa. system merger will hike prices 20%, FTC expert predicts | COVID-19 test charges: 1 cent to $14K

September 15, 2020

CMS scraps Medicaid fiscal accountability rule | 10 ACOs with most shared savings | Fire closes UPMC hospital | Judy Faulkner: 5 predictions for healthcare post-pandemic | How Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services enhanced claims processing

September 14, 2020

Baylor Scott & White hospital tagged for billing errors | Epic CEO among 400 wealthiest Americans | LifePoint gets $1.5B in fed'l relief aid | 20 exec moves | Health systems opt out of Trump's payroll tax deferral | 20 bold predictions for health IT

September 10, 2020

W.Va. hospital pays $50M to settle false billing suit | Hospital employees wrongly viewed George Floyd's medical records | Quorum buys rev cycle firm | Blackbaud security breach hits 11 systems | 8 healthcare jobs with most growth through 2029 + wages

September 9, 2020

Ill. hospital expects $30M revenue drop from new competition | 8 latest hospital closures | Senate unveils scaled-back COVID-19 relief bill | What Google pays for 18 tech jobs | Furlough updates from 92 hospitals, systems

September 8, 2020

Ariz. hospital tagged for erroneous billing | Urgent care network pays $12.5M in billing fraud case | 26 exec moves | Orlando Health forced in-network referrals, surgeon says | Houston hospital voids charges for tests patients didn't consent to

September 3, 2020

CMS' final IPPS rule for 2021: 7 takeaways | NH hospitals: CMS approved discriminatory Medicaid rates | Walmart partners with Oak Street Health to open clinics | Big nonprofit hospitals spend less on charity care than for-profits, study finds

September 2, 2020

10 hospitals hit with credit downgrades | Hospitals want redo in site-neutral payment case | Is Amazon's Halo good or bad for healthcare? | Manager of NY clinics gets 13 years in prison for kickback scheme | 26 hospitals bringing back furloughed workers

September 1, 2020

7 health systems with strong finances | AMA releases 329 CPT code changes | 10 hospitals hiring rev cycle VPs | Tower Health records $19.6M in Epic install costs | How has the pandemic affected rev cycle? 587 finance leaders weigh in

August 31, 2020

CMS to require COVID-19 tests for pay boost | Fla. hospital closes | 6 Epic updates | AHIP: Out-of-network providers price gouging COVID-19 tests | 20 exec moves | CMS extends Stark Law overhaul

August 27, 2020

CMS threatens to pull Chicago hospital's Medicare contract | Aetna fined for denying ER claims | Hospitals face closure as $100B in Medicare loans come due | UPMC's revenue tops $11B | 16 hospitals hiring Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

August 26, 2020

Feds to hospitals: Report COVID-19 data or lose funding | NY hospital will go 'belly up' without changes, chair warns | Advocate Aurora posts $914M loss | PE-owned hospitals charge more, study finds | Physician pays $530K to settle billing fraud case

August 25, 2020

Ascension to cut IT jobs | 38 hospitals laying off workers | Hospital operating margins down 96% | 6 payer CEOs earning $15M+ | Optum in the past 100 days: 6 notes | Centura asks court to dismiss surprise-billing suit

August 24, 2020

Pa. hospital, RCM vendor settle billing fraud allegations | 23 exec moves | AdventHealth posts $799M operating loss | HHS tied billions in hospital aid to reporting data with TeleTracking | Centene underpaid TeamHealth, jury rules

August 20, 2020

Fla. hospital terminates Medicare contract | Ex-CEO gets 3 years in prison for healthcare fraud | White House to insurers: Pledge to expand telehealth benefits | Calif. hospital forced to evacuate | Geisinger partners with VisitPay

August 19, 2020

10 health systems with strong finances | Don't write off neck gaiters yet, researchers say | Texas RCM firm expands | Cleveland Clinic, Aetna partner to curb health spending | Baptist Health launches $100M digital transformation

August 18, 2020

Hospitals to get Medicare pay hike | UnitedHealth ditches paper checks | Hospitals must repay $100B pandemic lifeline | Ex-NJ hospital workers charged with embezzlement | Epic to consolidate 4 departments | ICD-10 codes for COVID-19 symptoms inaccurate

August 17, 2020

HHS sends $1.4B to children's hospitals | 18 latest hospital closures | 'We just want to be treated fairly': Fla. hospitals push for more CARES Act cash | Medical biller gets prison time for stealing payments | NY hospitals take $20B hit

August 13, 2020

Cigna accused of denying reimbursement for COVID-19 services | Waystar to acquire RCM company valued at $1.3B | 266 hospitals with 5 stars for patient experience | CMS expands artificial heart coverage | 351 health cos. make Inc. 5000

August 12, 2020

CMS launches new rural hospital payment model: 10 things to know | Conifer CEO to step down | This face covering is worse than not wearing a mask | Texas system faces $174M shortfall, lays off 200 | 15 states with most, fewest COVID-19 restrictions

August 11, 2020

7 of many Steward accused of illegal 'revenue enhancement' scheme | Tenn. hospital closes | Mass General Brigham expects up to $1.5B patient revenue drop | OIG: Medicare overpaid hospitals $267M | Lawmakers to probe health insurer profits

August 10, 2020

Hospitals 'unfile' bankruptcy to get fed'l aid | Trump signs 4 measures on COVID-19 aid: 5 notes | Kaiser posts $4.5B net income in Q2 | Health systems lost $2B a month on postponed joint replacements | 16 exec moves | Va. hospitals sue over payment cuts

August 6, 2020

DOJ sues Cigna, alleges coding fraud | Medicare payment rules for '21: 11 notes for hospital execs | NY hospital lays off CFO | How CHS, Tenet, HCA and UHS fared in Q2 | 11 Cerner updates | States ranked: COVID-19 positivity + spread rates

August 5, 2020

11 hospitals return $192M in fed'l aid | CMS pitches outpatient payment rule: 5 takeaways | 7 latest hospital credit downgrades | R1 revenue tops $314M in Q2 | Fla. hospital to close | NJ hospital error left patient with surprise bill

August 4, 2020

R1 acquires Cerner's RCM business | 9 health systems with strong finances | CMS pitches physician payment rule: 6 things to know | Trump signs exec order to expand telehealth | 10 best, worst states for healthcare

August 3, 2020

Mo. hospital loses Medicare contract | CMS finalizes 3 payment rules for '21: 5 takeaways | Texas hospital scraps $20M Cerner contract | Fla. physician charged in $681M billing fraud | 19 exec moves + 6 hospitals laying off furloughed workers

July 30, 2020

How much fed'l aid HCA, CHS + UHS received in Q2 | W.Va. hospital closes | Maine hospital wants out of bankruptcy to get PPP loan | 16 hospital credit rating actions + 7 hospitals hiring rev cycle VPs

July 29, 2020

Anthem pays $27K bill after TV report | CHS profit hits $70M, plans to sell 5 more hospitals | Tower Health raises $200M from sale of 24 properties | Lifespan pays $1M HIPAA settlement | 17 hospitals bringing back furloughed workers

July 28, 2020

Centura faces class-action suit over billing | Ga. hospital to close | The 20 hospitals on US News' Honor Roll + No. 1 hospital in each state | 9 systems opening hospitals | GOP unveils $1T COVID-19 relief bill: 9 notes

July 27, 2020

9 hospital layoffs, closures | OIG: Hospitals can sell debt directly to RIP Medical | Banner expects $1B in revenue losses | 5 latest billing fraud suits, settlements | Hospitals must tell HHS how they spent COVID-19 aid

July 23, 2020

HCA receives $1.7B in CARES Act cash | COVID-19 hotspot funding per hospital, state by state | Ex-Mayo employee sentenced for stealing $171K | St. Luke's can sue hospital accused of inflating reimbursements | CHS, Quorum to pay $18M to end stock-drop suit

July 22, 2020

Kaleida cites $25M EHR expense among reasons for loss | HCA reports $1B profit | AHA: Hospital margins could sink to -7% | States ranked: COVID-19 positivity + spread rates | 4 disputes involving UnitedHealth, physician staffing firms

July 21, 2020

What hospital rev cycle changes work? 8 execs weigh in | R1 to sell EMS business | Fla. system brings back 640 furloughed workers | 10 states with most COVID-19 restrictions | Who should pay for COVID-19 tests? Vague guidance creates confusion

July 20, 2020

Site-neutral pay cuts are legal, appeals court rules | HHS sends $10B to hospitals in COVID-19 hot spots | Optum's Q2 revenue: $33B | Texas, W.Va. hospitals to close this month | CMS to resume claims audits

July 16, 2020

OIG: Hospitals overbilled Medicare by $1B | What billing claims reveal about COVID-19 patients | States ranked by uninsured rates | Banner rolls out Cerner RCM platform | Hospital prices for COVID-19 tests: $20 to $850 | COVID-19 death rates by state

July 15, 2020

TeamHealth accused of billing fraud | 16 hospital credit downgrades | States ranked by COVID-19 spread, test positivity rate | Lawsuit: UnitedHealth used $1B+ from employer plans to settle payment disputes | Banner inks $200M deal to acquire Wyo. hospital

July 14, 2020

Healthcare billing company hacked; 274K patients' info exposed | COVID-19 aid per hospital, by state | NJ hospitals: Insurers denied 1,000+ claims for COVID-19 care | Hospitals, payers urge CMS to scrap inpatient payment proposals | NY hospital closes ICU

July 13, 2020

Hospitals to get $4B in COVID-19 relief | 8 health systems with strong finances | UHS enters $122M false billing settlement | 9 hospitals return $166.5M in fed'l aid | UnitedHealth reverses policy that limited insulin pump coverage

July 9, 2020

NY hospital refiles for bankruptcy | 40 Fla. hospital ICUs at capacity | Conifer names execs | 20 healthcare cos. return PPP loans | Okla. hospital, physician group pay $72M to end false claims suit | Medicare vs. private payers: Rates for 10 services

July 8, 2020

Walmart launches insurance agency | 10 most concentrated hospital markets | Quorum exits bankruptcy, names CEO | Colo. permanently expands telehealth coverage | St. Luke's acquires 12th Pa. hospital | 77 hospitals got $5M+ in PPP loans

July 7, 2020

Calif. surgeon charged in $600M billing scheme | CMS pitches dialysis payment rule: 5 takeaways | 15 states with the most COVID-19 restrictions | 34 hospital groups to HHS: Delay price disclosure start | Top 5 telehealth codes

July 6, 2020

Insurers cutting telehealth coverage as COVID-19 cases surge | Texas hospitals get $1.1B boost | HealthPartners to lay off 200 | 10 Epic updates | Advocate Aurora sells 2 hospitals for $190M | 36 critical access hospital closures, state by state

July 2, 2020

CHS sells Fla. hospital | 6 latest hospital credit downgrades | TeamHealth's racketeering suit against UnitedHealthcare advances | 26 states with fastest, slowest COVID-19 spread | House passes bill with $30B for hospitals | 7 Cerner updates

July 1, 2020

Former hospital exec charged in $1.4B billing scheme | Kan. hospital to close | COVID-19 to cost hospitals $323B | Okla. votes to expand Medicaid | Trinity furloughs, lays off another 1,000 workers

June 30, 2020

Trinity cuts jobs, projects $2B revenue drop | 25 states where COVID-19 is spreading fastest, slowest | Piedmont to pay $16M to settle false claims suit | IBM Watson Health names 100 top hospitals | 5 hospitals hiring rev cycle VPs

June 29, 2020

14 health systems with strong finances | Nashville General accused of concealing bailout funds | 22 exec moves | Ex-CFO sues Tenet unit | Epic, Cerner, Allscripts, Meditech: 12 key comparisons

June 25, 2020

HHS hasn't delivered $72B in hospital bailout funds | How the 3 largest nonprofit systems fared last quarter | Ky. hospitals secure $383M reimbursement settlement | BCBS of NC to pay primary care clinics to stay open | DOJ raises false claims penalties

June 24, 2020

Hospitals lose legal battle over price disclosure rule | Layoffs hit Cerner | 10 states with most COVID-19 restrictions | U of Iowa Hospitals workers to give up PTO or take furloughs | 5 systems cutting physician pay

June 23, 2020

Ex-employee used Ga. hospital funds to buy 100 guns | 42 hospital closures, bankruptcies | 9 exec moves | Hospitals get $30B in infrastructure bill | Blue Shield of Calif. launches real-time claim adjudication | Medicare has spent $1.9B on COVID-19 care

June 22, 2020

Cleveland Clinic cancels raises, faces $500M shortfall | Michigan Med lays off 738 | SD hospital regains Medicare contract | Ex-Nuvance CIO claims unjust firing over accounting mishap | 11 states with fastest COVID-19 spread | 258+ rev cycle cos. to know

June 18, 2020

7 health systems report $1B+ losses | CHS defeats EHR false claims suit | TriHealth cuts 440 jobs | Advocate Aurora, Beaumont explore $17B merger | Fla. AG drops investigation into hospital's $150 COVID-19 tests | 260+ telehealth companies to know

June 17, 2020

NC hospitals defeat billing fraud suit | $2.1B in bailout funds go to CHS, Tenet, HCA and UHS | Epic, BCBS parent partner | Aetna: COVID-19 test charges are 'egregious' | Health consulting firm declares bankruptcy | Breweries help Inova raise money

June 16, 2020

Hospitals accused of bilking Medicare get $50B bailout | Ill. system furloughs 460 | 10 common HIPAA violations + 3 most common primary care billing codes | HCA to sell Miss. hospital | Telemedicine as a revenue generator: Big ideas from Beebe Healthcare

June 15, 2020

10 hospital layoffs | COVID-19 patient says $1.1M tab adds to 'survivor's guilt' | Texas system files for bankruptcy | Viewpoint: Subscription model beats fee-for-service | 15 exec moves | Hospitals identify possible compromise in price disclosure fight

June 11, 2020

Trinity Health gets $2.2B infusion | COVID-19 aid per safety-net hospital, state by state | Optum hires ex-BCBS of NC CEO | Duke pitches $3B hospital deal | CMS: Permanently higher telehealth rates under review | 10 latest lawsuits involving hospitals

June 10, 2020

Safety-net providers get $25B infusion | Houston hospital to close | 10 states with the most COVID-19 restrictions | Medtech exec charged in $69M billing fraud scheme | How to address telehealth pay gaps | COVID-19 cases rise in 19 states

June 9, 2020

8 nonprofit systems got $1.7B bailout, furloughed 30,000+ | OIG tags Ohio hospital for billing errors | Kaiser returns $500M from CARES Act | 130 rural hospital closures, state by state | 10 hospitals hiring RCM leaders

June 8, 2020

10 latest hospital credit downgrades | NewYork-Presbyterian gets $567M in CARES Act cash | Patients sue UK HealthCare over collection practices | Which specialties bill out of network the most? | 12 exec moves | Hugging during a pandemic: 10 do's & don'ts

June 4, 2020

R1 to buy Cerner's RCM business | 10 health systems with strong finances | CMS extends Next Gen ACO program + 4 other payment model updates | 9 states with fastest COVID-19 spread | Kaiser employee inappropriately accessed 2,756 patients' records

June 3, 2020

Private equity lands $1.5B in Medicare loans | 29 hospital bankruptcies this year | Predatory billing report flags 28 hospitals | Funding errors overpay Baystate $63M | COVID-19 billing policies: 5 updates for hospitals

June 2, 2020

Northwell receives $1B in CARES Act cash | 18 hospitals with high-performing revenue cycles | W.Va. hospital to close | Physician compensation grew most for these 5 specialties | Tenet to offer $600M of notes | 10 states needing most financial help

June 1, 2020

Ark. hospital gets $8.8M COVID-19 bailout by mistake | 16 exec moves | CARES Act cash per hospital bed: 4 notes | PeaceHealth receives $373M infusion | UnitedHealth CEO faces questions over reimbursement | Healthcare billing fraud: 6 lawsuits, settlements

May 28, 2020

Hospitals lose 'two-midnight' rate cut appeal | Emory to furlough, cut hours of up to 1,500 | Providence posts $1.1B loss | 20 healthcare companies with biggest profits | Beth Israel physicians: Hospitals are paid wrong, and it's leading to financial ruin

May 27, 2020

Ascension posts $2.7B loss | 14 exec moves | CMS expands telehealth for MA plans, moves to cap insulin costs | SC health system sues CHS over Medicare payments | Baylor Scott & White to lay off 1,200 | 47 diagnosis codes CMS wants to revise

May 26, 2020

20 health systems get $5B bailout | 10 specialties that generate most hospital revenue | Essentia lays off 900 | Hospital operating margins dip 282% | 11 states with fastest spread of COVID-19 + 10 states with biggest growth in unemployment

May 21, 2020

Hospital expenses per visit, state by state | Tenet gets $2B infusion | 58 diagnosis codes CMS wants to delete | 15 states with the fewest COVID-19 restrictions | Intermountain Q1 revenue tops $2.3B | 100 great hospitals in America

May 20, 2020

Epic install, pandemic hit Tower Health's finances | BJC furloughs 3,000 | CMS floats nearly 500 new codes | Colo. hospital CEO: 'We made people afraid to come back' | COVID-19 and payer negotiations: 5 trends

May 19, 2020

Which health systems received the biggest bailouts? | UCHealth requires employees to use PTO | 3 states where COVID-19 cases are rising fastest | Mayo's operating income down 88% | Optum strikes rev cycle deal with Tenn. hospital

May 18, 2020

COVID-19 pushes CommonSpirit to $1.4B loss | Hospitals with larger margins get bigger bailouts | House passes relief bill with $100B for hospitals | Why 15 hospitals closed this year | 40 healthcare companies make Fortune 500 | 15 exec moves

May 14, 2020

CMS offers hospitals $1.9B in incentive payments | World's 20 largest healthcare companies | Hospitals blast CMS for doubling down on price transparency | AHIP to insurers: Extend prior auths for surgeries | 10 cities least likely to recover from pandemic

May 13, 2020

COVID-19 by the numbers: 51 stats, dollar figures and dates to know | $100B for hospitals in new relief package | Judy Faulkner: 5 areas of focus for Epic | 27 million lose health insurance | 12 M&A deals involving CHS, HCA and Quorum | 61 CISOs to know

May 12, 2020

CMS' proposed inpatient payment rule for 2021: 8 takeaways | 25 hospitals get biggest slice of $12B bailout fund | Estimated volume loss for 30 service lines | Adventist-led model shifts billing to payers | 16 latest hospital credit downgrades

May 11, 2020

14 health systems receiving biggest bailouts | Univ. of Rochester Med Center furloughs 3,400 | 9 states ready to safely reopen + 32 counties where Americans are staying home the most | HHS extends attestation deadline for emergency funds | 10 exec moves

May 7, 2020

9 health systems with strong finances | Walmart returns $12M from provider relief fund | 243 hospitals furlough workers | Ariz. hospital gets bailout after execs take pay cuts | Bankrupt hospitals can apply for PPP loans | Highest-paid healthcare CEOs

May 6, 2020

Pa. hospital to close, lay off 694 if sale collapses | Hospitals expect $200B hit from COVID-19 | Humana waives office, telehealth costs for 4.5M | 34 states get 'F' for healthcare price transparency | Walmart Health expands as physicians face cash crunch

May 5, 2020

Federal COVID-19 aid per hospital, state by state | UnityPoint gets $74M bailout | 8 states see uptick in COVID-19 cases, deaths | How insurers are using strong balance sheets to help hospitals | IT projects 12 systems are putting on hold

May 4, 2020

Hospitals losing $1.4B in revenue a day | 20 top CAHs | HHS doles out $22B to COVID-19 hotspots, rural hospitals | Cerner's share of EHR market drops | Physicians urge CMS to restart Advance Payment Program

April 30, 2020

CHS, HCA and UHS get $1B bailout | Bankrupt hospitals sue feds to access PPP loans | Ky. hospital closes | 'Free' COVID-19 tests may come with a catch | How Phoenix Children's transitioned 6K visits to telemedicine in 1 week

April 29, 2020

Cash crunch may force 100 hospitals to close | Updated COVID-19 peak dates, state by state | CHS turns profit despite dramatic revenue drop | Optum in talks for $470M telehealth buy | Maine hospital trims workforce by 10%

April 28, 2020

Mayo gets $1B infusion | HHS launches portal for COVID-19 reimbursement | SSM Health furloughs 2,000 | COVID-19 vulnerability: Where does your state rank? | Pa. hospital to cease inpatient care

April 27, 2020

CMS suspends Advance Payment Program | Closed hospitals receive part of $50B bailout | Insurers extend prior auths for elective services | West Tennessee Healthcare furloughs 1,100 | Hospital operating margins plummet

April 23, 2020

HHS divvies up $40B in hospital aid | Henry Ford Health furloughs 2,800 | UnitedHealth exec pay: 3 notes | Chicago Lakeshore Hospital closes after losing Medicare contract | Telehealth reimbursement: 7 things health clinics need to know

April 22, 2020

Tower Health furloughs 1,000 amid dramatic revenue drop | CMS lifts freestanding ER billing restrictions | Hospitals get $75B in bailout bill | CHS to sell Texas hospital | S&P gives 39 hospitals negative rating outlook

April 21, 2020

COVID-19 financial hit forces W.Va. hospital to close | Hospital aid package delayed | Clinicians get MIPS credit for COVID-19 data | Banner cuts exec pay, plans furloughs | How Cleveland Clinic rapidly scaled its telehealth program

April 20, 2020

CMS to release next $30B in hospital aid: 5 notes | COVID-19 peak dates, state by state | HHS language points to surprise billing ban | $41M billing fraud settlement involves 2 healthcare execs | What the surge in contactless payments means for hospitals

April 16, 2020

Tenn. hospital closes | 27 healthcare execs on Trump's economic revival task force | Humana covers 150 more telehealth services | Rural, safety-net hospitals need federal cash fast | UnitedHealth posts $3.4B profit

April 15, 2020

Ariz. hospital bailout requires exec pay cuts | Federal aid per COVID-19 case, state by state | Tenn. hospital settles false billing case | COVID-19 hits rural America as more hospitals close | Fitch puts 15 hospitals on rating watch negative

April 14, 2020

Kan. hospital abruptly closes | CMS delays new payment model | 46 telehealth services UnitedHealthcare covers + their codes | Kaiser taps $2.4B credit line | Physician faces felony charge after altercation over social distancing

April 13, 2020

CMS pitches 3 payment rules for 2021: 5 takeaways | HHS sends $30B to hospitals; CEOs blast uneven distribution of aid | 13 hospital credit downgrades | No cost-sharing for COVID-19 antibody testing, CMS says | Hospitals receive $51B in advance payments

April 9, 2020

354 rural hospitals at high risk of closing, state by state | $30B in hospital aid is coming, Verma says; Dems seek another $100B for hospitals | 23 insurers waiving costs for COVID-19 treatment | Ballad Health to furlough 1,300

April 8, 2020

CMS to speed $34B in payments to hospitals | SC health system lays off 900 | UnitedHealth fast-tracks payments | 700+ Henry Ford Health employees test positive for COVID-19 | CMS finalizes Medicare Advantage rates: 5 notes

April 7, 2020

Quorum Health files for bankruptcy | Moody's: $100B in federal hospital aid won't cover lost revenue | 11 health systems with strong finances | New code released for COVID-19 claims | Tenn. hospital to close April 15

April 6, 2020

NY hospitals face $400M in cuts | OIG report details hospitals' major COVID-19 challenges: 5 notes | Trump administration to use COVID-19 relief funds to pay for uninsured | Quorum considers bankruptcy | Conifer lays off 136

April 2, 2020

OIG tags Pa. hospital for improper billing | Trinity to furlough 2,500 | Hospitals seek $25K per bed from emergency relief fund | How Northwell updated its EHR to manage surge of patients | Ga. man orchestrated COVID-19 billing fraud scheme, feds say

April 1, 2020

Fla. hospital target of price-gouging investigation | Bon Secours furloughs 700, expects to lose $100M a month | Cash-strapped hospitals brace for surge of COVID-19 patients | HCA CEO donates salary to employee fund, NJ hospital execs take pay cut

March 31, 2020

CMS makes sweeping regulatory changes: 6 things you should know | NC health system furloughs 300 | Humana, Cigna waive costs for COVID-19 treatment | 9 health systems suspend billing for COVID-19 | W.Va. hospital to close

March 30, 2020

CMS expands speedy payments to hospitals: 5 things to know | SC, Ohio hospitals halt billing COVID-19 patients | DOJ sues Anthem | COVID-19 threatens to close physician offices nationwide | 10 hospitals hiring RCM leaders

March 26, 2020

Senate passes $2T COVID-19 relief plan: What's in it for hospitals | Insurers remove prior auth requirements, expand telehealth coverage | COVID-19 hospital charges may top $1.4T | US cities race to reopen shuttered hospitals as COVID-19 spreads

March 25, 2020

W.Va. hospital closes | Uninsured woman wants Medicaid to cover $35K COVID-19 bill | Mission Health issues refunds after billing change | Pa. hospital furloughs 225+ employees | CEOs of NJ, Ind. hospitals test positive for COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Pa. hospital needs $40M or it will close April 1 | Hospitals face financial fallout from COVID-19: 6 things to know | Mercyhealth furloughs employees not involved in direct patient care | $2T coronavirus spending plan stalls

March 23, 2020

Hospitals ask for $100B emergency bailout | CMS waives reporting for Medicare payment programs | Will COVID-19 overwhelm hospitals near you? 16 things to know | Northwell delays bill payments for COVID-19 patients

March 19, 2020

Trump signs $100B coronavirus relief plan: 5 details | W.Va. hospital will close this week | Are hospitals in your city ready for a surge of COVID-19 patients? 4 scenarios | 'Revenue is about to trickle to nothing': Layoffs hit anesthesia provider

March 18, 2020

CommonSpirit halts billing COVID-19 patients | Miss. hospital owner found guilty in $10.8M billing scheme | Trump expands Medicare telehealth coverage | Hospitals seek $1B for coronavirus response | 10 best, worst states to practice medicine

March 17, 2020

'We'll improvise': A cash-strapped hospital prepares for coronavirus | Kan. hospital abruptly closes, blames physicians | 10 hospitals hiring RCM leaders | 12+ health systems canceling, postponing surgeries | Hospitals to Congress: Halt Medicare sequester

March 16, 2020

Medicare pricing for coronavirus tests: 3 things you should know | Advocate Aurora, Providence halt billing coronavirus patients | 16 exec moves | Nonprofit hospitals in these 10 states report lowest expenses | Prior authorization changes for DME: 5 notes

March 12, 2020

Cost of seeking coronavirus test: A $10K ER bill | Direct Contracting payment models: 11 key dates to know | 20 top rural & community hospitals | WHO: Coronavirus is a pandemic | Nonprofit hospitals in these 10 states report highest expenses

March 11, 2020

7 latest hospital credit downgrades | Patient mobile payments jump 63% | NY hospital shuts down ORs after inspection | Billing and coding for coronavirus: 7 things you should know | Ariz. hospitals' billing practices violate federal law, court rules

March 10, 2020

BCBS of Texas will reimburse ER claims, pay $10M fine | VCU Health overhauls debt collection practices | HHS' final interoperability rules: 7 details | Fla. medical biller sentenced in fraud scheme | Why 8 hospitals closed so far this year

March 9, 2020

Tenn. hospital won't charge tornado victims | 9 ways coronavirus can wreak havoc on patient finances | 26 exec moves | NC health system files for bankruptcy | $8.3B spending bill lifts telehealth restrictions | How CHS, Tenet, HCA and UHS fared in 2019

March 5, 2020

Feds investigating NYU Langone's Medicare payments | 5 hospitals cutting jobs | Hospitals may get paid for treating uninsured coronavirus patients | Walmart Health vs. CVS MinuteClinic: 4 key differences | OIG: Kan. hospital incorrectly billed Medicare

March 4, 2020

14 health systems with strong finances | MGMA calls for changes to prior authorization process | 12 Cerner updates | Why American work culture could exacerbate coronavirus | Nursing home chain settles false billing case for $9.5M

March 3, 2020

OIG tags CHI St. Vincent for improper billing | Wash. health system apologizes for billing glitch | 10 hospitals hiring RCM leaders | CHS to end inpatient care at 2 Fla. hospitals | 100 top rural & community hospitals, state by state

March 2, 2020

Texas health system files for bankruptcy, owes BCBS $29M | CMS' new emergency care payment model: 5 things to know | Hospital expenses per inpatient day, state by state | 19 exec moves | Physician allegedly sponsored UFC fighters as part of $120M scheme

February 27, 2020

Aetna, Optum misused CPT codes to hide admin charges, AMA says | 16 'overpaid' healthcare CEOs | NC AG demands answers from HCA about billing complaints | NY hospitals face billions in Medicaid cuts | 8 latest billing fraud lawsuits

February 26, 2020

12 EHR implementations that cost $100M+ | HCA reverses decision to close Fla. hospital | Uber Health leader: Providers can say goodbye to swivel chairs | BCBS of Mich. expands risk-based contracts | 100 top CAHs, state by state

February 25, 2020

Woman sued over $31K hospital bill: 'I wish you'd have let me die' | 15 women rev cycle leaders to know | Atrium swaps Cerner for Epic | Insurer clinic competition 'very worrisome for hospitals' | CommonSpirit, Kaiser + 9 other systems' financial results

February 24, 2020

NY hospital fails to disclose Cerner billing issues | Mich. ACO exec gets prison time for stealing Medicare bonus | CMS wants to change bundled payment program: 6 details | 25 exec moves | Aetna draws criticism for automatic down-codes

February 20, 2020

U of Vt. Health blames loss on Epic install | Amazon Care goes live | Trump commutes sentence for woman involved in $200M Medicare scheme | Cerner shakes up C-suite | Board member bankrolls hospital network with $17M in loans

February 19, 2020

Tenn. hospital defends suing 11,000 patients over bills | Highest-earning nonprofit hospitals offer less charity care | Fortune names 9 best health systems to work for | W.Va. hospital to close, lay off 600 | Humana tackles inaccurate provider directories

February 18, 2020

Feds: Fla. physician bilked $26M from insurers | Mayo mistakenly accepts 364 students | 10 hospitals hiring RCM leaders | Tenn. hospital misses payroll | Medicare payment change causing home health agencies to cease services

February 17, 2020

Mass. hospital's faulty data slashed Medicare payments statewide | Coding for coronavirus: 6 notes | 13 exec moves | CMS: Hospitals must post prices for these 70 services | How to balance Gen Z's desire for digital health tools with boomers' reluctance

February 13, 2020

Hospitals in Mo., Kan. file for bankruptcy | Anthem, Cigna & more launch prior authorization pilot | Creditor seeks to oust hospital chain CEO | EEOC goes after Yale hospital for testing clinicians age 70+ | Ga. hospital gets cash lifeline

February 12, 2020

CMS to change prior authorization process | AdventHealth will drop Cerner for Epic | 453 rural hospitals vulnerable to closure | Tenet settles false claims suit | Healthgrades' best 50 US hospitals | St. Louis nurse must pay $48K in billing fraud case

February 11, 2020

30 latest hospital credit downgrades | Feds used DrChrono patient data in investigations | Ala. hospital sued 1,000+ patients last year | Patients face 'retrospective denials': 4 things to know | Ill. system to pay $850K to end workers' overtime suit

February 10, 2020

Calif. health system lays off 920 | New federal surprise billing proposals: 7 notes | EMR problems lead to Neb. hospital credit downgrade | 25 executive moves | Google, Amazon raise 2 more reasons to worry about your IT talent

February 6, 2020

HCA wins bid to dismiss ER 'cover charge' suit | 60 systems, Epic oppose interoperability rules | 9 NY hospitals at risk of losing CAH status | McKesson, Change Healthcare to end partnership | How Baylor Scott & White doubled income as admissions fell

February 5, 2020

Hospitals, payers set 2-day prior authorization limit | Fla. physician sentenced in $40M billing scheme | 10 updates on Cerner | Pa. hospital loses license | Walmart Health expands: 5 notes | 10 largest health insurers

February 4, 2020

8 health systems with strong finances | Adventist Health cuts 651 jobs | KLAS: 5 best RCM solutions | 10 hospitals hiring RCM leaders | NY hospital closes | 100 CIOs to know

February 3, 2020

CMS cuts payments to 786 hospitals | SC hospital sued over debt collection practices | 17 exec moves | Pa. hospital discovers payroll system data breach | 5 latest CMS policy changes

January 30, 2020

IRS revokes hospital's tax-exempt status | Vanderbilt University Medical CEO: 3 revenue wins for AMCs | Calif. physician group pays $2.9M to settle false billing case | 9 systems opening hospitals | Sections of HIPAA not permissible, judge rules

January 29, 2020

Texas hospital fights $300K typo penalty | Medicare widens DNA sequencing coverage | HHS interoperability rule: Epic, Cerner + 4 others react | Physician settles case over inflated NP charges | 6 hospital bankruptcies, closures + 45 financial benchmarks

January 28, 2020

Payroll problems plague Tenn. hospital | Beaumont fires employee for leaking 1.2K patient records | 5 most-searched medical procedures for cost | Surgeon lets patients pay by volunteering | 16 exec moves + 20 latest lawsuits involving hospitals

January 27, 2020

Embezzlement allegations hit NJ health system owners | Epic may sue HHS | Cost of claim status inquiry + 7 other manual tasks | CHS buys time for turnaround | Calif., Wash. hospitals close | PA median salaries, by state

January 23, 2020

NC health system: Billing victims for rape kits was an error | 16 medical groups back 'Medicare for All' | Microsoft alerts users of data breach | Investigation into CarePoint's finances prompts new laws | Coronavirus: 7 things you should know

January 22, 2020

Medicare to pay for acupuncture | Tenn. hospital misses payroll | CMS: Newark Beth Israel put patients in immediate jeopardy | Gen Z gets medical debt advice from TikTok | Pa. hospital racks up 40 citations, shuts down

January 21, 2020

Epic to stop working with Google Cloud | Aggressive creditor forced hospital chain into bankruptcy, CEO says | Healthcare billing fraud: 5 latest settlements | 19 exec moves | Difference between highest, lowest outpatient charges: 297%

January 16, 2020

Mo. hospital abruptly closes, misses payroll | Dr. David Feinberg: Google 'super proud' of Project Nightingale with Ascension | CHS, Tenet, HCA and UHS: 32 things to know | 16 hospitals seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

January 15, 2020

UnitedHealth posts $5.1B profit | Advocate Aurora's plan to more than double revenue | Wash. hospital lays off 463 | How CVS will lower costs for Aetna members | 10 best, worst cities for an active lifestyle

January 14, 2020

Hospitals sue to halt site-neutral pay cuts | 7 latest hospital credit downgrades | FBI warns of Maze ransomware | W.Va. health system files for bankruptcy | 4 NY hospital execs on what 'Medicare for All' would mean for them

January 13, 2020

HCA acquires tech company | Why 'lien doctors' skip billing insurance | NBA player helps erase $1M+ in medical bills | Court rules against Dignity in out-of-network payments case | 5 startups changing the way physicians get paid

January 9, 2020

Feds accuse Ind. health system of billing fraud | Chicago psych hospital loses federal funding, lays off 275 | Healthcare affordability scorecard: Where does your state rank? | 10 hospitals hiring RCM leaders | CHS settles class-action suit for $53M

January 8, 2020

Mercy Health warns of data breach at RCM vendor | 7 health systems with strong finances | Hospital rates have soared, study finds | Wis. health system will pay $10M to end whistleblower suit | Horizon BCBS issues $40.5M in member rebates

January 7,2020

How UMass Memorial cut exec payroll in half | 22 hospital bankruptcies in 2019 | Calif. physicians pay $949K to settle billing fraud suit | 20 things to know about Allscripts, Athenahealth | Pa. hospital bankruptcy leaves 1,000 physicians scrambling

January 6, 2020

Pa. hospital sent bills to collections before patients | St. Louis hospital delays payroll | Houston Methodist, UnitedHealthcare split affects 100,000 | Cedars-Sinai expands charity care eligibility | 4 new surprise billing laws to know

January 2, 2020

Fla. hospital to close billing department, lay off 63 | AHA largely silent on suing patients for unpaid bills | The decade in healthcare: 12 unforgettable milestones | BCBS of Tenn. specialty drug change prompts backlash

December 31, 2019

Hospital chain files for bankruptcy | NYU cardiologist sues Apple | KLAS' 7 revenue cycle 'unicorns' | Physician charged with murder sues Ohio hospital for defamation | Top physician challenge of 2020: Getting paid

December 30, 2019

Pa. hospital misses payroll | Top 5 rev cycle stories of 2019 | Adventist to take over 20th Calif. hospital | NY launches healthcare price comparison site | Equitable way to pay physicians? Structured salaries only, Mayo suggests

December 26, 2019

Paychecks late at Tenn. hospital | Defective EHRs suffer little in fraud probes: 'Almost too big to fail' | Sutter posts $613M operating loss | Owner, COO of Texas urgent care clinics charged in bribery scheme

December 24, 2019

Kan. hospital's Medicare funding at risk | 7 latest hospital credit downgrades | Cerner's year in review | Hospitals claim VA owes millions in unpaid bills | 10 cities with the largest physician pay growth

December 23, 2019

Aetna, Cigna and BCBS hit with fines over improper denials | 8 latest hospital bankruptcies | TeamHealth's ER billing scrutinized at Nashville General | 20 hospital CFOs, revenue cycle execs share advice, challenges and what's ahead for 2020

December 19, 2019

Ind. hospital suing for bills it never sent, patients claim | BCBS whistleblower warns of 200K 'critical' vulnerabilities | Ex-UPMC nurse accused of secretly recording 206 patients | Viewpoint: Legal medical billing would be fraud in other sectors

December 18, 2019

Hospitals avoid $4B payment cut, for now | Mass. hospital settles false billing case | Memorial Hermann, Cigna to end contract | Leapfrog names 2019 Top Hospitals | 'Rogue' Mich. hospital employee improperly viewed 4K patient records

December 17, 2019

Hospitals lose bid to halt site-neutral pay cuts | NC hospital misses payroll | Grady Memorial flood prompts state of emergency declaration | Texas hospital overbilled Medicare by $10M, OIG says

December 16, 2019

Ex-debt collectors erase $1B in medical bills | Hospitals win millions from CMS | 21 exec moves | NY physician gets prison time in $30M billing scheme | 10 hospitals hiring rev cycle leaders

December 12, 2019

UHS accused of improperly diverting $100M from DC hospital | BJC HealthCare outsources IT, cuts 200 jobs | BCBS strikes deals with hospitals to share financial risk | 4 trends in physician pay

December 11, 2019

Why Anthem doesn't want to own physician practices | Moody's: Nonprofit hospitals' revenue will rise in 2020 | Mount Sinai's ED is a 'war zone,' nurse says | Novant sees success with Revenue Cycle University

December 10, 2019

Humana billing error affects 25,000 members | 9 health systems with strong finances | 300 Mass. hospital employees accept buyouts | Conn. hospitals to receive $1.8B under settlement with state

December 9, 2019

OIG tags Indianapolis hospital for erroneous billing | Key lawmakers reach surprise billing deal | UPMC to close hospital | 11 exec moves | Ky. hospital CEO: Revenue from Anthem can't keep up with costs

December 5, 2019 

BCBS: Tenn. hospital uses 'suspicious' billing tactics | Mayo will close network hospital | OIG to recover $6B in fraudulent payments | Deals in the works to create 34-hospital system in La.

December 4, 2019

Hospital groups sue to block price transparency rule | Cerner CEO unveils next layer of Amazon partnership | FBI investigates NJ hospital over transplant scandal | 10 latest hospital closures | 'Venmo it to me': The emerging generational payment gap

December 3, 2019

Hospitals tap into Giving Tuesday | Mosaic Life CEO: 'Medicare for All' would mean no operating margin | Private equity firm sets sights on Quorum Health | 340B hospitals balk at giving pricing info to CMS

December 2, 2019

12 latest hospital credit downgrades | OIG: Medicare overpaid hospitals $502M | Best Buy's healthcare strategy: Get insurers to pay | 10 executive moves + 7 hospitals hiring billing specialists 

November 27, 2019

CMS' new Medicare cost tool doesn't work | Ascension's quarterly revenue hits $6.5B | 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent | Idaho university reverses decision to reject Medicaid coverage | 29 best-managed healthcare companies

November 26, 2019

Physicians slam UVA's billing practices | CHS absorbs $47M of patient debt | UnitedHealth to open Medicare hubs in Walgreens stores | Surgeon gets prison time in $580M billing scheme | CMS opens applications for primary care payment models

November 25, 2019

7 bankrupt hospitals will go up for auction | M Health Fairview to cut 500 jobs amid $80M shortfall | Hospitals' uncompensated care continues to rise | Fla. healthcare mogul must pay $44M in Medicare fraud case

November 21, 2019

7 latest hospital billing fraud settlements | Quorum hit with 2-notch credit downgrade amid rev cycle transition | Kaiser plans $13B expansion | Supreme Court rejects hospital's Medicare payments challenge  

November 20, 2019

House delays DSH cuts | CommonSpirit's operating loss quadruples | Wash. hospital could run out of cash by 2021, CEO says | Quorum considers shedding 4 hospitals | Cerner moves forward after ending rev cycle deal with Adventist

November 19, 2019

Ex-CEO faces 20-year Medicare ban for billing fraud | BCBS launches national provider network | CHS under investigation by former La. AG | 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent | Surprise-billing proposal targets provider directories

November 18, 2019

17 latest hospital credit downgrades | CarePoint issues 2,700 layoffs | 7 healthcare groups react to price transparency rule | 25 exec moves | Jackson Health VP's advice for rev cycle leaders: 'Dig into your data'

November 14, 2019

Layoffs hit Cerner | Vanderbilt triples operating income after Epic rollout | Dignity Health must face class action over ER fees | Sanford to hire billing auditor | Private equity pushes into healthcare: 5 latest deals

November 13, 2019

CMS wants to ramp up oversight of Medicaid payments | BCBS enters data-sharing deal | How CHS, Tenet, HCA and UHS fared in Q3 | Ascension leader shares 8 reactions to reports on system's work with Google | 12 hospital credit rating actions

November 12, 2019

Texas hospital operator files for bankruptcy | Average hospital expenses per inpatient day across 50 states | NYU Langone reaches $3B fundraising goal | Why a Wyo. hospital's bad debt climbed 50%

November 11, 2019

OIG: Hospitals wrongly billed Medicare $54M | 25 executive moves | Quorum's net loss swells to $76M amid rev cycle troubles | Montefiore cuts 149 jobs | Texas hospital waives bills for 14 injured in mass shooting

November 7, 2019

CEO of Calif. clinics gets prison time for billing fraud | 10 health systems with strong finances | 2 UPMC hospitals denied tax-exempt status | ER nurse stuck with $900K hospital bill for premature baby | Tenet agrees to pay $66M to end kickback suit

November 6, 2019

19 hospital bankruptcies, state by state | Miami system bets bond money on plan to draw insured patients | Kaiser CEO: Some employees would lose jobs under Warren's 'Medicare for All' | Fla. hospitals to list prices for 44 procedures on web

November 5, 2019

Kaiser can't stop Hawaii health system from balance billing | Wake Forest Baptist may bring 800 billing jobs in-house | W.Va. hospital lays off staff amid cash flow crunch | Texas hospital enters bankruptcy | 10 major cities with highest uninsured rates

November 4, 2019

CMS' final outpatient, physician payment rules for 2020: 9 things to know | 10 states with highest, lowest nurse salaries | Warren's 'Medicare for All' funding plan | 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

October 31. 2019

Wash. hospitals restructure after rev cycle vendor caused cash flow crisis | CHS slashes net loss by $308M | How 8 health systems minimize billing disputes | CMS urged to delay radiation payment model | Ex-CEO of Mo. hospital admits to billing fraud

October 30, 2019

1,500+ hospitals get value-based bonuses | Humana to lay off 800 | HCA reports $612M profit | CMS pitches paying for advanced cancer screening tests | Ohio hospital nurse on leave over Facebook post

October 29, 2019

Sanford Health inks $20M false claims settlement | Mastercard pushes into healthcare | NY regulator investigates UnitedHealth algorithm | Phoenix hospital to close

October 28, 2019

CMS delays primary care payment model | 33 exec moves + 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent | Texas Health Aetna CEO out after 8 months | Banner acquires Colo. hospital

October 24, 2019

Insurance exec gets prison time for defrauding Pa. hospitals | Billing error affects 82K Texas Health Resources patients | Amazon buys healthcare startup | Ga. system pays patients' out-of-network costs

October 23, 2019

W.Va. hospital files for bankruptcy | Beaumont CEO: Ban surprise billing, don't control prices | FTC orders major payers, 2 health systems to turn over data | Lawsuit delays Baptist Health's $361M hospital takeover

October 22, 2019

CMS loses bid to preserve site-neutral pay cuts | Fla. hospital closes, lays off 300 | UnitedHealthcare to limit outpatient surgery payments to hospitals | 22 exec moves | Mass. AG: Price transparency tools don't work 

October 21, 2019

Physician convicted in $12M upcoding scheme | Layoffs hit Dignity Health | 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent | Michael Jordan opens medical clinic | UnitedHealth, Optum offer care + coverage package

October 17, 2019

Tenn. healthcare execs charged in $38M billing fraud case | Cerner sends 1,300 employees to Adventist | Tenet says bankrupt hospital owner needs to pay up | Wayne State to physicians: Join our practice group or you're fired

October 16, 2019

Tenet spends $630K to derail 'Medicare for All' | Amazon funds workers' travel to Calif. cancer hospital | CMS sanctions UnitedHealthcare plan | 17 trends in health IT today | How 340B works with Medicaid in every state

October 15, 2019

9 latest hospital credit downgrades | CDC gives vaping illness a name | BCBS of NC updates protocols after CEO scandal | Prior authorizations are medical groups' top gripe | ACA ruling expected this month

October 14, 2019

Centra resumes billing after 3-month EHR shutdown | 10 states with highest uninsured rates | Feds sue Texas hospital execs over $167M loan | 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent | Rush CIO Dr. Shafiq Rab on using AI to optimize rev cycle

October 10, 2019

HHS pitches sweeping revamp of anti-kickback rules | BCBS plans accused of overpaying NY hospitals by $85M | Cerner CEO outlines strategy behind Amazon partnership | Mass. hospital to close in 2020

October 9, 2019

CHS to erase $50M in medical debt | Layoffs hit UnitedHealthcare | Meet the new brand linking 13 hospitals in Minn. | Cleveland Clinic's chief managed care officer weighs in on value-based care  

October 8, 2019

CMS terminates Ill. hospital's Medicare contract | Trump's executive order could lead to surprise medical bills | Physicians, medical group CEO pay $6.7M to settle billing fraud case | 23 executive moves | Ala. system pays hackers after ransomware attack

October 7, 2019

8 hospitals with strong finances | Cerner sends 360 jobs back to Adventist | Okla. hospital lays off staff, halts most services | CommonSpirit reports $582M operating loss | 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

October 3, 2019

Trump to issue executive order on Medicare | 56 hospitals hit with maximum readmission penalties | Ill. hospital shuts down | Ransomware disables 3 Ala. hospitals

October 2, 2019

Ex-hospital CEO charged in $114M billing scheme | 10 ACOs with the most shared savings | Hospitals slam CMS proposal to reveal negotiated rates | Biggest healthcare price markups are in Texas | Northwell to build voice-enabled EHR with Allscripts

October 1, 2019

CMS penalizes 2,583 hospitals for high readmissions | 9 physicians charged in $2.1B billing fraud scheme | 13 hospitals with the most ER visits | How Pelosi's drug-pricing plan could wipe out 340B

September 30, 2019

Healthcare execs, physicians charged in $675M billing fraud bust | Baptist Health cuts medical coding jobs | 20 exec moves | Impeachment push threatens bipartisan efforts on surprise billing

September 26, 2019

Medicare billing error affects 411,000 seniors | Blame insurers for surprise medical bills, TeamHealth exec says | Staff shortage forces Tenn. hospital to halt admissions | Hospitals to Congress: Repeal Medicaid DSH cuts

September 25, 2019

CMS finalizes cuts to Medicaid DSH payments | Sutter's pricing practices under microscope | Walmart is building a healthcare workforce | Best Buy could have $46B opportunity in healthcare

September 24, 2019

CMS wants to end 'pay and chase' model | Ala. hospital, former exec strike deal in false billing case | Sanders unveils plan to erase $81B in medical debt | Ill. hospital stops accepting patients

September 23, 2019

17 medical professionals charged in $258M billing fraud bust | Walmart Health taps Zotec for RCM services | Tenn. hospital misses payroll | 27 exec moves | Catholic Health freezes hiring as losses mount

September 19, 2019

Hospitals win challenge to site-neutral pay cuts | Former Texas hospital exec gets 10 years for $16M fraud | AHA urges CMS to delay radiation payment model | Twitter users reveal their most absurd medical bills

September 18, 2019

Hospitals win challenge to site-neutral pay cuts | Former Texas hospital exec gets 10 years for $16M fraud | AHA urges CMS to delay radiation payment model | Twitter users reveal their most absurd medical bills

September 17, 2019

Hospital operator closes facilities in Ariz., Texas after leadership exodus | UnitedHealth acquires Equian | Ohio hospital hit with 2-notch credit downgrade amid IT transition | 10 states with highest uninsured rates

September 16, 2019

Watchdog: Mass. hospitals upcoding to boost pay | Physician charged in $1.2B fraud scheme pleads guilty | 30 exec moves | Politico: Physician staffing firms behind $30M campaign to sink surprise-billing legislation  

September 12, 2019

VA may be forced to pay billions in ER claims | 5 latest billing fraud settlements | UVA Health vows to revamp debt collection practices | Surprise-billing proposal gains steam in Congress

September 11, 2019

Rat bite leaves man with $500K medical bill | Crowdfunding campaigns for cancer care often fall short | Anthem restores autism therapy rates after controversy | Hospital operator loses 2 top execs

September 10, 2019

Sutter faces class-action suit over pricing | UVA Health sues thousands of patients over medical debt | 7 health systems with strong finances | Time is running out to stall Medicaid DSH cuts

September 9, 2019

OIG tags Calif. medical group for erroneous billing | Johns Hopkins All Children's faces record fines | 26 exec moves | Miami hospital to repay $412M in Medicaid payments | Pa. hospital closure delayed

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August 29, 2019

CEO resigns amid Tenn. system's financial troubles | Why Judy Faulkner says Epic is successful after 40 years | 2 Fla. hospitals stripped of Medicaid funds | OSU Wexner clears $4B revenue mark

August 28,2019

Ohio hospital's Medicare funding at risk | 12 Cerner implementations, go-lives | UNC Hospitals put on probation by Joint Commission | 3 physicians pay $1.1M to settle kickback allegations | Texas Health Resources' net income quadruples

August 27, 2019

Mystery group spends $13M on surprise-billing ads | Physician charged with murder sues Trinity Health | 4 tips from hospital rev cycle leaders + 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent | Mayo Clinic's operating income jumps 88% in Q2

August 26, 2019

Ex-employee accused of stealing $1M from Idaho health system | 6 hospital credit downgrades | Kaiser to court: Block balance-billing of health plan members | 26 exec moves | Apple Health partners with Allscripts

August 22, 2019

Why a Ky. hospital lost its Medicare funding | Hackers steal Calif. hospital's website domain | Phoebe Putney rev cycle VP's advice on metrics | Trump considers payroll tax cut - what it could mean for healthcare

August 21, 2019

NY hospital faces financial peril without buyer | UHS execs escape lawsuit over billing practices | Viewpoint: Plan to lower hospital prices likely to backfire | Ill. hospital to close Sept. 30

August 20, 2019

Trump's hospital price plan raises thorny legal questions | 29 rev cycle metrics to track long term | Memorial Hermann can't ax $6.4M defamation award | Why 14 hospitals closed so far this year 

August 19, 2019

Pa. health system sends bad checks to 800 patients | 27 latest exec moves + 8 hospitals hiring billing specialists | Medical group sues Trinity Health for trying to hire away clinicians | How AI can transform hospital RCM - 5 thoughts

August 15, 2019

Tenn. hospital barred from billing Medicare | 5 latest hospital bankruptcies | Anthem mistakenly sends out-of-network notice | Hospitals lose challenge to DSH payment rule | Penn State Health's VP of Rev Cycle talks price transparency

August 14, 2019

Ky. health system targets million-dollar 'shock claims' | CHS faces $891M class-action suit | Charity care took 5-year dive at Calif. hospitals | 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent | 3 things Epic has done in the past 4 months

August 13, 2019

11 hospitals with strong finances | Texas hospital closes after 70 years | UnitedHealth: Hospital inpatient prices up 19% over 5 years | Physician charged in $12.7M false billing scheme | How CHS, Tenet, HCA and UHS fared in Q2 

August 12, 2019

Texas health system beats $61.8M billing fraud case | 36 exec moves | Medicare to save $650M under pay proposal | Partners HealthCare nearly doubles operating income | Allscripts to pay $145M settlement over Practice Fusion HIPAA, MU investigation

August 8, 2019

Texas hospital abruptly closes | Aetna risks losing Medicaid contract | Mayo Clinic wins $11.5M tax fight | Integris cuts 171 jobs | Where the AMA stands on surprise billing legislation

August 7, 2019

Ill. hospital files for bankruptcy | WellStar: Anthem deceived customers | CHS doubles net loss | 3 tips from revenue cycle leaders | 1 more system joins NC's controversial reimbursement plan

August 6, 2019

How buying a failing hospital can pay off | 19 exec moves + 6 resignations | Epic consulting firm unveils Cerner business line | 10 states with most affordable healthcare | Vt. hospitals seek rate bump amid financial losses

August 5, 2019

CMS' final inpatient payment rule for 2020: 8 takeaways | Texas hospital closes | Dignity agrees to $100M settlement in pension case | 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent | Why Democrats aren't blaming hospitals for healthcare costs

August 1, 2019

NY hospital with 'precarious finances' secures buyer and $20M | 5 hospital layoffs | Aetna reverses denial of $2.1M drug | 3 steps to prepare for ICD-11 | Payers, tech, hospitals team up on medical claims standards

July 31, 2019

CMS' 3 sweeping payment rules for 2020 | Hackensack Meridian bets big on long-term care | The 21 hospitals on US News' Honor Roll | Hospital groups speak out against price transparency in OPPS rule

July 30, 2019

Fla. hospital: EHR switch led to spike in debt collection suits | 2nd Ben Taub patient found dead in bathroom | Patient data from EHR vendors for sale online | NC reimbursement dispute gets personal

July 29, 2019

Ariz. hospital apologizes for $60K billing error | 23 latest exec moves | Ex-hospital CEO faces new charges linked to $950M fraud scheme | Zuckerberg hospital inks first contract with private payer | 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent

 July 25, 2019

Health plan trained physicians to overbill Medicare, lawsuit alleges | Anthem's profit hits $1.1B | Pa. hospital closure may drive up out-of-pocket costs | Tenet makes bid for Calif. hospital

July 24, 2019

Tenet to spin off revenue cycle business | Mercy Health paid Neil Armstrong's family $6M wrongful death settlement | 10 most, least educated metro areas | Former PayPal exec creates blockchain-based payment system for healthcare

July 23, 2019

Feds: Physicians, CEO of pain clinic chain committed $25M billing fraud | Anthem launches mobile payments app | Utah surgery patient died after blood drained into garbage can, lawsuit claims | Medicare appeals backlog shrinks

July 22, 2019

Bill sent to murdered woman's family was an error, Ill. hospital says | 28 exec moves + 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent | Cook County Health CEO: Impending Medicaid DSH cuts are 'immoral' | NY physician gets prison time for billing fraud

July 18, 2019

Hackers target Texas health system's payroll deposits | Trinity Health to relocate billing jobs | UnitedHealth's Q2 profit: $3.3B | 4 systems team up to save Philadelphia hospital

July 17, 2019

Pa. hospital pays $2.5M to settle billing fraud case | Anthem fined, ordered to refund members | Calif. system partners with Optum to remain independent | 6 hospitals among America's 25 best employers for women

July 16, 2019

Calif. hospital seeks lucrative title change | Bernie Sanders pitches $20B hospital bailout plan | Covenant Health reports losses after Epic go-live | Minn. hospitals ask state to probe BCBS | How Scripps, Piedmont + 2 other systems are boosting rev cycle performance

July 15, 2019

Mich. surgeon accused of $60M billing fraud | Quality Payment Program results: 5 notes | Why hospitals should hire RCM employees for potential, not experience | 27 exec moves | CMS floats $250M pay increase for home health providers

July 11, 2019

'Burn in hell,' Cone Health manager emails health plan | CMS pitches new payment model | BCBS of ND fined for claim denials | 3 tips from hospital rev cycle leaders + 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

July 10, 2019

3 hospitals tied to $57M money laundering scandal | Lawmakers clash over how to curb surprise medical bills | 5 latest hospital credit downgrades + 10 most in-demand medical specialties | Anthem poaches Apple employees

July 9, 2019

Fla. hospital will keep Medicare contract after investigation into sex abuse | MU Health Care offers 'EMR happy hours' | Methodist Le Bonheur suspends debt collection suits amid backlash | 5 things to know about billing for end-of-life care

July 8, 2019

U of Utah Health ends controversial billing policy | 10 health systems with strong finances | The first hep C bundled payment program: 5 things to know | Trump plans exec order on drug pricing

July 3, 2019

Physicians accuse Sanford Health of defrauding Medicare | How states rank for out-of-network ER billing | CMS releases EMTALA guidance | Why healthcare execs should prepare for private equity to come knocking

July 2, 2019

CMS delays claims-processing changes | Mayo Clinic, IRS face off | Northwell's top bill collection strategies | Encompass Health will pay $48M to settle false claims case | Where is the payer-provider relationship headed? 17 healthcare execs weigh in

July 1, 2019

Piedmont launches pay-upfront policy | Philadelphia hospitals file for bankruptcy | 22 exec moves + 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent | Our Lady of Lourdes settles billing fraud allegations

June 27, 2019

Penn Medicine settles false billing allegations | Fla. hospital's Medicare funding in jeopardy | ProPublica: Methodist Le Bonheur defies IRS rules | Why physicians are adding MBAs to their MDs | Vt. health system enters bankruptcy

June 26, 2019

Nonprofit hospitals more likely to garnish patient wages | Tenn. lawmaker calls for prosecution after hospital abruptly closes | CMS releases ICD-10-CM coding changes | BCBS of Minn. buys stake in hospital's 20 clinics

June 25, 2019

KLAS: 70% of Cerner rev cycle outsourcing clients have buyer's remorse | Ex-Iowa hospital CEO charged with theft | Trump orders transparency on healthcare costs: 7 things to know | 19 billionaires say 'tax us,' use revenue for public health

June 24, 2019

Ill. health system's finances under fire | Cerner EHR outage at 26 UHS hospitals | FBI probes whether uBiome used improper billing codes | Surprise billing legislation might be unconstitutional

June 20, 2019

LabCorp faces lawsuit for alleged failure to monitor billing vendor | 1 in 6 ER visits results in surprise billing | Leaders rank 10 vendors for complex claims solutions | Average hospital readmission costs for 18 diagnoses

June 19, 2019

Wash. hospital on 5th day of paper documentation amid EMR issues | Senate tackles surprise medical bills: 5 notes | Coalition wants Johns Hopkins to drop medical debt lawsuits | Dana-Farber RCM leader Melissa Shore's daily mantra

June 18, 2019

Cardiologist convicted in 'fountain of youth' billing fraud scam | MedPAC: Ditch 'incident to' billing | Beacon Health accused of denying payments amid Anthem takeover | HCA fires back in ER 'cover charge' suit

June 17, 2019

Patient sues Wash. hospital over ER 'cover charge' | Trump: Healthcare plan coming in next couple months | Tenn. hospital abruptly closes | 31 exec moves | Viewpoint: Insurers must do more to stop surprise medical bills

June,13 2019

Kaiser sues over 'unfair billing practices' | Saudi prince denies owing Boston Children's $3.5M | National healthcare scorecard: Where does your state rank? | 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent

June 12, 2019

DOJ targets hospital EHR incentive payments | Quorum set to close Ill. hospital | AMA calls for new payment models | Advocate Aurora offers early retirement buyouts

June 11, 2019

Epic and Humana partner | 5 phrases people in finance should never use | Medical cost-sharing ministries face surge in complaints | Mo. hospital closes | 6 ways to combat tech resistance in the workplace

June 10, 2019

LA physician convicted in $33M billing fraud scheme | 27 exec moves + 11 hospital closures | Tenn. hospital blames billing switch for financial woes | UnityPoint Health launches $100M venture fund | OIG tags Ariz. hospital for inaccurate wage data

June 6,2019

UPMC backpedals on prepay policy | Accountant embezzles $558K from Mo. health system | 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent + 71 community hospital CIOs to know | Medicare termination forces Ky. hospital to halve workforce

June 5, 2019

13 health systems with strong finances | BCBS calls for balance billing ban | 5 things to know about Optum Bank | 10 best, worst states for jobs | Atrius slashes annual EHR clicks by 50M

June 4, 2019

UnitedHealth to Supreme Court: Uphold controversial billing tactic | Kan. hospital allegedly made false claims about EHR tech | CHS sued for securities fraud | CMO's plea: Don't destroy Ariz. hospitals' patient records | Trump administration caused healthcare prices to rise, EmblemHealth CEO says

June 3, 2019

Supreme Court sides with hospitals in multibillion-dollar payment dispute | 17 exec moves | Mass. hospitals stockpile $1.6B in offshore accounts | Oklahoma Heart Hospital settles billing fraud allegations | Federal plan would change medical debt collection rules

May 30, 2019

Vt. hospital will enter bankruptcy | 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent | Tenn. hospital to lose Medicare billing privileges | 32 highest-paid healthcare CEOs | Mercy Health to sell majority stake in RCM firm

May 29, 2019

Ky. hospital loses Medicare contract | 'Burnout' gets new code | UnitedHealth: Price variation in healthcare leads to overspending | Ill. health system sued over billing practices

May 28, 2019

10 latest hospital credit downgrades | Ex-Pa. health system COO faces 42 charges linked to $1.3M fraud | Change Healthcare doubles IPO target | 23 exec moves | Federation of American Hospitals CEO weighs in on surprise medical bills

May 23,2019

Quorum targets $50M boost from rev cycle deal | UnitedHealth named most valuable healthcare brand | 10 hospitals hiring RCM talent | Political uncertainty could sink healthcare M&A

May 22, 2019

Medical groups' risk-based revenue grows | Henry Ford's net income surges 500% | Mike Pence's quiet takeover of HHS | Average PA salary in all 50 states | Wash. enacts law to stop surprise medical bills

May 21,2019

Insurers find ways to deny mental health claims | 150 top places to work in healthcare | Physician says fraudster stole his identity to bilk Medicare | 20 healthcare orgs recognized for rev cycle performance | Top 10 states for physician pay

May 20, 2019

Patients sue HCA over ER 'cover charge' | 41 healthcare companies make Fortune 500 | JPMorgan buys InstaMed for $500M+ | CRNA pay in 50 states + 22 exec moves

May 16, 2019

Lagging reimbursement forces Chicago hospital to lay off staff | Secret Service: ProMedica employee stole patient info | 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent | DC votes to close city's only public hospital

May 15, 2019

Top 10 revenue-generating specialties for hospitals | Why patients are giving up on portals | House unveils plan to end surprise medical bills | 5 latest billing fraud settlements | Average physician pay in 50 states

May 14, 2019

Ala. hospital in danger of closing as physicians leave town | Average RN pay in 50 states | Memorial Hermann staffer 'improperly' used patient credit card info | Miss. hospitals pitch $20-a-month insurance plan

May 13, 2019

What private plans pay hospitals vs. Medicare rates | Fla. physician charged with manslaughter | 27 exec moves + 15 health plans members like most | Zuckerberg hospital to lose revenue after billing revamp

May 9, 2019

Hospital chain goes bankrupt after Medicare payments drop | UnitedHealth launches maternity bundles | Private plans pay hospitals 241% more than Medicare | 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent + RCM tip of the day  

May 8, 2019

Feds want app to compare hospital prices | 11 health systems with strong finances | Insurers mull coverage for Pfizer's $225K heart drug | 12 exec resignations | Hedge fund manager predicts CHS will go bankrupt

May 7, 2019

Wash. health system enters bankruptcy, cites issues with rev cycle vendor | Mayo Clinic swindled out of $71K | Most-Googled disease by state | SSM Health rolls out $25 virtual visits

May 6, 2019

Texas, Maine hospitals at risk of losing Medicare funding | Vulnerability found in Philips EMR | How CHS, Tenet, HCA and UHS fared in Q1 | Cleveland Clinic, Brigham, Stanford execs on healthcare's most promising tech

May 2, 2019

Judge recuses himself from UnitedHealth case over 'immoral' cancer treatment denial | 15 most common passwords + 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent | DOJ moves to strike down ACA | Wall Street giant goes active on Quorum

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