Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • Everside Health cancels $100M IPO

    Denver-based Everside Health filed a letter with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 15 to withdraw the company's registration statement immediately.
  • Hospitals press CMS to rethink proposed inpatient payment rates

    The American Hospital Association is opposed to a CMS hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for the fiscal year 2023, according to a statement from AHA President Rick Pollack published July 15.
  • 10 health systems outsourcing RCM

    Becker's has reported on 10 health systems that have decided to outsource finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions since Jan. 1:
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  • False billing scheme hinders reopening of several Tennessee hospitals

    Tennessee hospitals and staff are still recovering from a failed billing scheme that has caused several hospitals to close, and disputed payments may keep them from reopening any time soon, according to a July 18 report from NPR affiliate WPLN. 
  • Los Angeles medical center urged to reopen

    Though it was purchased in April 2020, Los Angeles based-St. Vincent's Medical Center still remains closed, Los Angeles Business Journal reported July 18. 
  • Pennsylvania hospitals' profit margins look better on paper than in reality, says hospital association

    Pennsylvania hospitals had an average profit margin of 8 percent in 2021, according to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, but many hospitals claim this inaccurately reflects the true state of hospitals' finances due to the amount of pandemic federal relief funds received, PennLive reported July 14. 
  • 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
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  • North Carolina lawmakers consider laws to ease patient medical debt

    North Carolina lawmakers are debating two bills meant to "de-weaponize" medical debt, Yahoo News reported July 17. 
  • 8 hospitals laying off workers

    Several hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces due to financial and operational challenges. 
  • CMS pitches outpatient payment rule: 5 things to know

    CMS has released its Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule for 2023, which would raise Medicare outpatient payment rates next year. 
  • California hospital won't lose Medicare funding despite lapses in patient care

    Despite two instances where patients receiving care at California's Long Beach Memorial Medical Center were at risk of serious injury, the center will continue to receive Medicare funding, the Press-Telegram reported July 18. 
  • New California agency aims to fight rising healthcare costs

    The state of California has created a new agency to limit future growth in healthcare costs, according to a July 15 report from CalMatters.
  • 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise. 
  • Cash-paid ED facility fees higher at for-profit, larger hospitals, study finds

    Self-pay patients pay higher cash prices for emergency department facility fees at for-profit and larger hospitals, according to a study by University of Maryland Baltimore County researchers published in the July 2022 issue of Health Affairs. 
  • 21 recent CMS actions

    CMS recently pitched the physician payment rule for 2023, updated nursing home staffing and participation guidelines and implemented its price transparency rule for payers July 1. Becker's has reported on the following 21 CMS moves in the last month. 
  • Sutter Health taps R1 RCM for 10-year partnership

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has chosen R1 RCM to handle its end-to-end revenue cycle services. 
  • Insurer says it is not required to pay Georgia hospital full $38M bill

    American Interstate Insurance Co. argued it is not on the hook for the full $38 million Georgia hospital bill for two burn victims of a workplace explosion, Law360 reported July 11. 
  • HCA shares hit 1-year low

    Shares of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare fell to a 52-week low of $164.47 in trading on July 14, according to a report from Seeking Alpha. Shares are down 24 percent over the last year and 34 percent year to date.
  • State-by-state breakdown of 76 hospital closures

    About 60 million people — nearly 1 in 5 Americans — live in rural areas and depend on their local hospitals for care. Nearly 80 of those hospitals have ended all services since 2011, according to the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.
  • 2 abandoned hospital deals in June highlight rising antitrust scrutiny

    June proved to be a tricky month for hospital transactions, with heavy Federal Trade Commission involvement with two abandoned deals, JD Supra reported July 12. 

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