July 23, 2019

  1. Pain clinic chain's owners, ex-CEO committed $25M billing fraud, DOJ alleges Full story
  2. 'Medicare for All' unlikely to increase hospital use, study suggests Full story
  3. Medicare appeals backlog reduced nearly 20% Full story
  4. The new patient financial engagement tools that yield more revenue and reduce risk. Click here to attend the webinar
  5. Utah hospital patient died after surgery as blood drained into garbage can, lawsuit claims Full story
  6. The average price for treating primary care conditions in ED? $2,032, UnitedHealth says Full story
  7. 5 Must Reads:

    - How consumerism can help health systems overcome patient mistrust. Click here to read the e-book

    - Large self-pay balances are a flashing warning light indicating a problem in the revenue cycle. Click here to learn what to do about it

    - How to drive down labor costs and improve care quality through better workforce management. Click here to read the white paper

    - How to achieve a better bottom line with intelligent data. Click here to download the white paper

    - Competing successfully in the value-based environment: Why hospitals need to shift to holistic, integrated approaches to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance outcomes. Click here to download the white paper
  8. Ground ambulances left out of federal surprise-billing proposals Full story
  9. Big independent HSA firm helped draft recent legislation Full story
  10. Surprise billing legislation — An overview of the current and future implications of medical billing laws. Click here to attend the webinar 
  11. Nationwide Medicaid expansion would have saved 15,600 lives, analysis suggests Full story
  12. Centene profits up 65% in Q2 Full story
  13. The 2020 Democratic candidates who want to keep private insurance under healthcare reform Full story

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