Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • Pandemic speeded move from hospital-based care, Moody's says

    The pandemic sped up the delivery of healthcare into lower-cost outpatient or in-home care settings, a movement that will continue to affect hospitals' revenue growth and margins, according to a March 15 report by credit rating agency Moody's.
  • Deadline looms for reporting 2nd phase of provider relief payments

    Healthcare providers who received Provider Relief Fund payments of more than $10,000 between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2020, have until March 31 to report to the Health Resources and Services Administration on how they used the funds.
  • 7 hospitals with more than 1,500 beds, 5-star price transparency scores

    Seven hospitals with more than 1,500 beds have five-star ratings for price transparency, according to the Price Transparency Scorecard released by health technology company Turquoise Health March 14.
  • 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  • Hospitals inconsistently billing for telestroke services, study finds

    Billing for Medicare telestroke increased significantly in emergency departments in urban and rural hospitals a year after the implementation of the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act, a March Health Affairs study found.
  • 11 hospitals laying off workers

    Several hospitals are trimming their workforces due to financial and operational challenges, and some are offering affected workers new positions.
  • Investment gains a main driver of health system profits in 2021

    Many large health systems across the U.S. recorded strong profits in 2021 thanks to investment or other nonoperating gains. 
  • Henry Ford reports operating loss of $168M in 2021

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System's net income decreased by 90.6 percent in 2021 to $39.4 million, compared to $420.3 million in 2020, according to its financial results released March 14.
  • Healthcare eats up nearly 20% of income for new parents, study finds

    Low-income parents are especially vulnerable to pregnancy and delivery costs and spend up to 19 percent of household income on healthcare expenses, or 30 percent when health insurance premiums are included, according to a March 10 study led by New York City-based Mount Sinai.
  • 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  • nThrive launches end-to-end revenue cycle platform

    Healthcare revenue cycle management software provider nThrive introduced March 14 an end-to-end revenue cycle management platform. 
  • 3 health systems that outsourced RCM jobs to Optum

    Over the last year, three health systems have decided to outsource revenue cycle and supply chain jobs to Optum. 
  • Medicare creates billing code for preventive COVID-19 antibody treatment

    CMS released a Medicare payment code for administering a combination antibody treatment authorized for the prevention of COVID-19 in certain patients. 
  • IU Health, facing profit questions, gives med school $416M

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health donated $416 million to the Indiana University School of Medicine, more than any donations it's given the school in the last decade, as it faces questions about its prices and profits, Indiana Business Journal reported recently.
  • Nearly 1 in 10 adults are in medical debt: 4 things to know

    Nine percent of American adults, or 23 million people, owe medical debt of at least $250, including 11 million who owe more than $2,000 and 3 million who owe more than $10,000, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis published March 10.
  • Washington Legislature passes bill to make healthcare more affordable

    The Washington Legislature has passed a bill that would expand charity care eligibility to more than 1 million people and provide free hospital care to another 1 million people who are currently eligible for discounted care.
  • 6 medical bills making headlines

    Six medical bills have made headlines in the last few months, including a $13,000 one for a kidney donation and a $847 "facility fee" for a telehealth visit.
  • Providence's annual operating loss swells to $714M

    Providence, a 52-hospital system based in Renton, Wash., ended last year with an operating loss and lower net income than in 2020. 
  • Nonprofit hospitals more likely to offer unprofitable services, study finds

    Nonprofit hospitals offer more unprofitable services than for-profit hospitals, but less than governmental hospitals do, a March Health Affairs study found.
  • 8 health systems with strong finances

    Here are eight health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings.

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