Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • 3 health systems that recorded annual operating losses

    Despite seeing stable or higher revenue year over year, several health systems that recorded results in March ended 2021 with significant operating losses. 
  • As possibility of 4th doses looms, White House says it has no money for them

    Federal regulators and health officials are due to assess the need for fourth COVID-19 vaccine doses, which the Biden administration currently lacks the funds to purchase for everyone, the Washington Post reports. 
  • The top issues keeping revenue cycle leaders up at night

    Managing the hospital revenue cycle has become increasingly complex for myriad reasons, including the shift to value-based care models, dwindling reimbursement and talent shortages. 
  • In-home care lowers costs for patients

    A healthcare trend to offer in-home care, which provides urgent medical care in patient homes and saves emergency room costs, is picking up speed.
  • 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  • Charges for rape kit services: 3 things to know

    Although the federal Violence Against Women Act is supposed to guarantee sexual violence survivors free coverage of forensic exams taken to collect evidence for a rape kit, some women are still being charged, a March 18 report by the Kaiser Family Foundation found.
  • Medical debt disproportionately affects Black Americans: 4 things to know

    Race plays a major role in who is burdened with medical debt, with 27.9 percent of Black households carrying medical debt compared to 17.2 percent of white non-Hispanic households, a March National Consumer Law Center report found.
  • Firms to remove 70% of medical debt from consumers' credit reports

    The three biggest reporting firms will remove nearly 70 percent of medical debt in collections accounts from credit reports starting in July.
  • Some COVID-19 survivors incur significant costs for postdischarge care, study finds

    While most patients hospitalized for COVID-19 don't experience financial distress for postdischarge care, a "sizable minority" have a significant amount out-of-pocket spending for this care, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care March 16.
  • Banner Health's operating income slides 59% in 2021

    Phoenix-based Banner Health reported a $750.2 million net income in 2021, a 27.8 percent increase from 2020 at $586.7 million, according to its financial report published March 16.
  • Montefiore posts $316.9M net loss, launches $500M cost savings plan

    New York City-based Montefiore Health System reported a $316.9 million net loss in 2021, compared to a $42.7 million loss in 2020, according to its financial report posted March 16.
  • 9 most in-demand revenue cycle roles in healthcare

    Hospital staffing shortages extend further than just clinical healthcare, affecting revenue cycle workers too. Registrars and billing specialists are the most in-demand jobs in healthcare revenue cycle, according to a survey of 411 hospital and health system CFOs and revenue cycle leaders.
  • The meltdown of COVID-19 relief funds: 6 things to know

    President Joe Biden signed into law March 15 a sweeping $1.5 trillion bill that funds the government through September. However, the bill does not include COVID-19 funding the White House had asked Congress for. 
  • Mass General Brigham seeks more time to submit a plan to lower costs

    Faced with a March 21 deadline, Boston-based Mass General Brigham is requesting more time to submit its plan to lower costs, according to the Boston Business Journal. 
  • Retirement healthcare costs going up: 5 things to know 

    Healthcare costs could grow at 1.5 to 2 times the consumer price index for the next two years, meaning a healthy 55-year old couple could be burdened with $160,000 to $267,000 in additional retirement costs, Healthview's 2022 "Retirement Healthcare Costs Data Report" found.
  • CMS releases state DSH allotments

    CMS released states' preliminary disproportionate share hospital allotments for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 as well as final disproportionate share hospital allotments for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
  • 'How do regular people with low income pay for that?': $36K hospital bill goes viral on TikTok

    A video discussing the cost of delivering a baby in California has gone viral on TikTok. 
  • White House: 7 consequences from lack of COVID-19 funding

    The White House laid out several consequences that are projected to materialize if Congress fails to provide more funding to battle COVID-19, including $22.5 billion in immediate emergency funding.
  • How the 2 largest nonprofit health systems fared in Q2

    The largest nonprofit health systems, Ascension and CommonSpirit Health, reported lower net income in the second quarter of fiscal year 2022 than in the same period a year earlier.  
  • MACPAC releases Medicaid, CHIP report: 3 things to know

    The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission released its March Medicaid and CHIP report to Congress March 15.

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