Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • 10 hospitals, health systems seeking philanthropy leaders

    Several hospitals and health systems have open positions for philanthropy leaders. Here are 10: 
  • 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  • 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    10 hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
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  • Consumer Price Index up 8.6%, biggest jump in 40 years

    The Consumer Price Index rose 8.6 percent in the last 12 months before seasonal adjustment, representing the largest 12-month increase in 40 years, according to a June 20 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Push Congress to stop Medicare cuts, hospital association chief urges

    American Hospital Association President and CEO Rick Pollack is urging hospital leaders, community members and patients to ask their senators and representatives to stop Medicare payments cuts that are set to go into effect July 1 without congressional action. 
  • Affordable housing is a big challenge for Peterson Health, CFO says

    Lisa Medovich, CFO of Kerrville, Texas-based Peterson Health, said affordable housing is a top challenge for its organization on a recent episode of "Becker's Healthcare Podcast."
  • Hospitals lose challenge on Medicare payments

    A federal court rejected 200 acute care hospitals' challenge to Medicare's compensation formula for treating low income patients, Bloomberg reported June 10. 
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  • 11 recent CMS actions

    CMS recently imposed its first fines for price transparency violations, cited hospitals for not complying with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and called out payers for cutting agents' commissions amid record ACA enrollment. Becker's has reported on the following 11 CMS moves in the last month. 
  • 5 recent gifts of $50M or more to healthcare organizations

    Several donations of $50 million or more have been given to healthcare organizations to expand care, improve staffing shortages, support capital projects and more. Becker's has reported on the following since April 29:
  • 6% of hospitals find cost-cutting plans are working: 5 findings

    Although about 89 percent of healthcare organizations have a cost-reduction plan, only 6 percent say it's extremely effective, a poll by Strata Decision Technology and the Healthcare Financial Management Association found.
  • CHS' turnaround efforts stall

    Pandemic pressures and a high debt load are among the factors stalling Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems' financial turnaround, Bloomberg Law report June 8. 
  • Atlanta system 1st in US to face CMS fines for price transparency violations

    Atlanta-based Northside Hospital is the first health system in the nation to be fined by CMS for violating federal price transparency laws, CMS told Becker's. 
  • Colorado bars hospitals without online pricing from using debt collectors

    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law that bars hospitals from using debt collections if they don't post their prices online, Colorado Politics reported June 8. 
  • Biggest challenges facing revenue cycle leaders

    As the midpoint of 2022 approaches, Becker's asked revenue cycle leaders about the biggest challenges they're facing.  
  • A 5-step process for consolidating revenue cycle vendors and the tremendous benefits that can be realized

    Many health systems have 10 or more vendors throughout the pre-service, post-service, and post-adjudication phases of the revenue cycle. Having multiple vendors can add complexity, confusion, and cost.
  • Viewpoint: Hospitals should embrace credit rating affirmation

    A skittish patient population, a workforce shortage and ongoing pandemic contributed to "staggering" first quarter 2022 losses for many nonprofit hospitals, Kaufman Hall Senior Vice President Lisa Goldstein said in a June 8 opinion piece on the company's website. 
  • Hospitals urge CMS to extend enforcement discretion for No Surprises Act

    The American Hospital Association urged CMS to extend its enforcement discretion for the No Surprises Act regulatory requirement relating to providing good faith estimates for uninsured and self-pay patients.
  • Most hospitals failing price transparency rule

    Fewer than 6 percent of hospitals are fully compliant with the Hospital Pricing Transparency Law, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association published June 7. 
  • Oregon state hospital working to keep Medicare funding

    An Oregon state hospital's work to keep its Medicare funding is underway, the Register Guard reported June 6.
  • Leveraging technology to help health affordability

    Medical costs are a major concern for patients and transparency about these costs has been lacking. Providers need better processes and technology to give patients the price transparency they need and to improve the payment experience.

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