Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • May hospital revenue boost not enough to offset expenses, Kaufman Hall says

    Hospitals and health systems were hindered by skyrocketing expenses and depressed margins in May despite improved revenue and patient volume, according to a June 28 Kaufman Hall report. 
  • Prospect Medical Holdings to receive $450K property tax refund from distressed school district

    Prospect Medical Holdings, the parent company of Crozer Health, is set to receive a $450,000 settlement from the Chester Upland School District in Chester, Pa, according to a June 27 report from Philadelphia PBS affiliate WHYY. The settlement stems from a 2018 legal dispute over property taxes.
  • 19 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 19 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.
  • How to get the most from patients' insurance coverage

    Self-pay accounts are time-consuming and expensive, but they're also on the rise. Watch now and learn how to protect your margins in unpredictable financial times.
  • Nonprofit hospitals face mounting financial pressures: 4 things to know

    Not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems continue to face significant operating challenges as they attempt to keep revenues on pace with escalating operating expenses fueled by inflation, according to a June 27 report from S&P.
  • New York hospital to lay off staff, outsource revenue cycle functions

    Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, N.Y., is cutting approximately 5 percent of its 800-person workforce as it makes changes aimed at improving revenue cycle functions. 
  • nThrive launches FinThrive rebrand

    The revenue cycle management company nThrive is introducing its rebranding as FinThrive during the Healthcare Financial Management Association Annual Conference in Denver. 
  • 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  • Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable

    Whether your expertise lies with strategy, leadership, execution or finance, you'll learn something new at Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable. Join former NBA player Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal and former President George W. Bush this November!
  • Arizona hospital to close June 30

    Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital in Green Valley, Ariz., is closing June 30, according to Green Valley News. 
  • 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Here are 10 hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  • 10 revenue cycle deals to know

    From acquisitions to partnerships with health systems, here are 10 RCM deals reported by Becker's since May 11:
  • Indiana hospital to get $30M investment, new name

    Lutheran Health Network announced a $30 million investment into Warsaw, Ind.-based Kosciusko Community Hospital on June 23. Additionally, the hospital is being renamed Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital to reinforce its connection to Lutheran Health Network.
  • AHA to Congress: Urge CMS to fix inadequate inpatient payment proposal

    The American Hospital Association called on Congress to urge CMS to make two critical changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for the fiscal year 2023.
  • North Carolina considers new laws to 'de-weaponize' medical debt, protect patients

    North Carolina lawmakers debated two measures to reduce healthcare debt: one to expand Medicaid coverage and another to strengthen financial protections for patients. If both pass, policy experts say that North Carolina could emerge as a national leader in protecting patients against medical debt and aggressive collection practices. 
  • Hospitals see continued weaponization of pandemic aid

    Nationwide, many hospitals face repeated claims that the $178 billion Provider Relief Fund authorized by Congress was a lavish windfall versus necessary aid for institutions that were a backbone of the nation's public health infrastructure during the COVID-19 crisis. 
  • Olsrud family gives $12M for Asante women's and children's hospital

    Wanda and Sherm Olsrud have made a historic $12 million gift for families who receive care at Medford, Ore.-based Asante. 
  • Meet R1 RCM's new president, Lee Rivas

    With the completion of R1 RCM's acquisition of Cloudmed, the revenue cycle management company has a new president joining its executive leadership team. 
  • How Colorado's new hospital price transparency law will work

    When Colorado's price transparency law goes into effect Aug. 10, it won't be enforced by the state, the Denver Post reported June 20. 
  • CMS pitches end-stage renal disease payment rule: 4 things to know 

    On June 21, CMS issued a proposed rule to update payment rates and policies under the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System for renal dialysis services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries on or after Jan. 1, 2023.
  • Where Atrium's $2.46B in community benefit went

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health said it provided $2.46 billion in measurable community benefit in 2021, $160 million more than the year prior and the most it's ever given.
  • 6 hospitals have closed this year — here's why

    From cash flow challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to shut down. 

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