Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • Meet R1 RCM's leadership team

    Twelve officials make up R1 RCM's executive leadership team, according to the revenue cycle firm's website.
  • Dolly Parton donates $1M to Vanderbilt for infectious disease research

    Country singer Dolly Parton is making a $1 million donation to Nashville, Tenn-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center for pediatric infectious disease research.
  • California AG issues consumer alert over hospital charity care policies

    California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a consumer alert June 14, after receiving reports that hospitals are failing to inform patients about charity care options.  
  • How to get the most from patients' insurance coverage

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  • Hospitals will lose $3B this year if Medicare payment cut isn't stopped, group says

    Hospitals will lose at least $3 billion in 2022 if a Medicare payment cut goes into effect July 1 as scheduled, the American Hospital Association said in a June 14 letter to congressional leaders. 
  • Deferred care, inflation fuel mounting cost pressure for Americans' healthcare

    Americans aged 50 and older are feeling the pressure of healthcare costs, with 4 in 10 concerned about their ability to pay for care and others forgoing treatment altogether, skipping prescriptions or cutting back on daily living expenses to afford healthcare.
  • Bank of America pledges $40M for healthcare centers for underserved

    Bank of America has committed $40 million in low-cost and long-term capital to help build and expand healthcare facilities in underserved communities in the U.S.
  • R1 RCM tapped for Premier revenue cycle partnership

    PINC AI, the technology and service platform of healthcare improvement company Premier, is collaborating with R1 RCM to improve end-to-end revenue cycle services for healthcare providers. 
  • Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable

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  • 5 healthcare CFOs talk shop

    Five healthcare CFOs recently discussed concerns ranging from affordable staff housing to inflation with Becker's. Below are excerpts from those talks.
  • Ending indirect billing for PAs, NPs would have saved Medicare $194M

    Eliminating indirect billing for nurse practitioners and physician assistants would have saved Medicare about $194 million in 2018, according to a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs. 
  • Los Angeles hospitals brace for billions in earthquake upgrades by 2030

    Seventy-three of the 93 hospital campuses in Los Angeles County have not yet met the mandate that all acute-care facilities must be deemed capable of remaining fully operational following a major earthquake by 2030, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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