Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • 'A perfect storm': Labor expenses rise 37% from pre-pandemic levels, Kaufman Hall finds

    Labor expenses in hospitals have risen by more than one-third from pre-pandemic levels, a May 11 Kaufman Hall report found.
  • 18 HHS moves in the last month

    From a declaration of intention to protect abortion access to warnings over data breaches and cybercriminals, these are 18 HHS moves over the last month:
  • CarePoint Health transitions into nonprofit

    Jersey City, N.J.-based CarePoint Health has transitioned into a nonprofit organization after co-founder Vivek Garipalli donated his majority interest to the nonprofit.
  • Allina Health's operating income rises by $165M

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health posted an operating income of $128.8 million for the year ended Dec. 31, up from the $36.3 million loss in 2020, according to its financial results.
  • 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

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

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  • Oregon state mental hospital at risk of losing Medicare reimbursement

    CMS is giving the Oregon State Hospital until May 15 to submit a corrective action plan or lose its Medicare reimbursement. 
  • 13 recent CMS actions

    CMS recently released new data on hospital changes of ownership, a health equity plan and said it would end a legal battle with Texas over Medicaid. Becker's has reported on the following 13 CMS moves since April 8.
  • U of Tennessee to contract with CareCloud for RCM, EHR services

    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Dentistry Pathology has selected CareCloud to handle revenue cycle management and EHR services. 
  • Hospitals tap insurers for price hikes as wages climb

    U.S. hospitals are asking insurers to pay them up to 15 percent more to help offset rising nurse wages, The Wall Street Journal reported May 9. 
  • ScionHealth, R1 forge 10-year RCM partnership

    Louisville, Ky.-based ScionHealth has selected R1 to handle revenue cycle management services at its 61 long-term acute care hospitals. 
  • Kaiser posts net loss of $961M in Q1

    Driven mainly by nonoperating losses, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente recorded a net loss of $961 million in the first quarter of 2022, down from a net income of $2 billion in the same quarter in 2021, according to financial data released May 6. 
  • $374M federal funding sought for rural health, adoption of unique patient identifiers

    The American Hospital Association is asking U.S. senators to boost rural health program funding by $43 million next year. 
  • Inpatient medical bills paid by private insurance vs. Medicare: Comparison by state

    Private insurance plans in the U.S. paid 242 percent of what Medicare would have paid for the same medical services at inpatient facilities in 2020, the 2022 National Hospital Price Transparency Study by Rand found.
  • 15 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 15 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.
  • Sutter posts $95M operating gain as it cuts costs

    Although Sutter Health saw its operating results improve, the Sacramento, Calif.-based health system ended the first quarter of 2022 with a lower net income, according to financial documents released May 4. 
  • Medical bills paid by private insurance vs. Medicare: Comparison by state

    Private insurance plans in the U.S. paid 248 percent of what Medicare would have paid for the same medical services in 2020, the 2022 National Hospital Price Transparency Study by Rand found.
  • How hands-on leadership can transform the revenue cycle, patient experience

    A positive consumer financial experience is critical to driving volume and creating predictable revenue streams. It's no surprise that many healthcare C-suite executives are prioritizing the consumer experience as part of their strategic agendas.
  • 3 key strategic trends affecting RCM

    A report published to researchandmarkets.com May 4 identifies three trends affecting hospital revenue cycle management and how RCM companies can use these trends to grow. 
  • CFOs could see smaller boosts in bonus pay

    CFOs may see smaller bonus pay increases in 2022 compared to last year, when there were double-digit increases in cash incentives, the Wall Street Journal reported May 3.

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