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Archived Becker's Hospital Review Revenue Cycle E-Weeklies

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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