Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • Texas hospital to shut down

    Services offered at Cleveland (Texas) Emergency Hospital are being consolidated to Texas Emergency Hospital in Cleveland, according to Bluebonnet News.
  • Texas hospital closer to regaining Medicare contract

    Houston-based United Memorial Medical Center is a step closer to regaining its Medicare contract after CMS terminated it in January, according to the Houston Chronicle. 
  • 10 states where expenses per inpatient day at nonprofit hospitals are lowest: KFF

    The averaged adjusted expenses per inpatient day for nonprofit hospitals in the U.S. was $3,032 in 2020, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's latest statistics on State Health Facts. In six states, the expenses were lower than the average by more than $1,000.
  • 10 states where expenses per inpatient day at nonprofit hospitals are highest: KFF

    The averaged adjusted expenses per inpatient day for nonprofit hospitals in the U.S. was $3,032 in 2020, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's latest statistics on State Health Facts. In California, the expenses were higher than the average by more than $1,400.
  • CHS invests $40M to bolster employee benefits

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems is investing $40 million into its employees for student debt, professional education and career advancement.
  • UHS net income falls 26.4% in Q1 of 2022

    The net income attributable to King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services slid 26.4 percent to $153.9 million for the three months ended March 31, compared to $209.1 million in the same period of 2021, according to the system's financial results released April 25.
  • 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  • Lawmakers seek to combine COVID-19, Ukraine aid

    The Biden administration's call for more aid to Ukraine could revive the $10 billion COVID-19 relief package, which was stalled April 5 after Republican senators linked the package to a vote on Trump-era border restrictions. Now, some lawmakers are interested in combining Ukraine and COVID-19 aid, Politico reported April 22.
  • One-third of hospitals operating with negative margins & 6 other things to know

    Hospitals and health systems have lost billions over the last two years, leaving more than 33 percent of them with negative margins, according to an April 25 report by the American Hospital Association.
  • Taxing hospitals for high prices could curb costs, study suggests

    A study published April 25 in Health Affairs suggests taxing as a tool for policymakers to address high healthcare prices. 
  • 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  • Hospital expenses per inpatient day across 50 states

    Below are the adjusted expenses per inpatient day in 2020, organized by hospital ownership type, in all 50 states, according to the latest statistics from Kaiser State Health Facts. 
  • Ochsner Health taps medical coding partner

    Ochsner Health has tapped Nym Health to automate revenue cycle management in the health system's emergency departments. 
  • What 7 CFOs told Becker's this year

    As hospitals and health systems continue to struggle with challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and workforce shortages, several shared with Becker's tips, trends they're following, their top priorities and more.
  • Nonprofit funded by tech billionaire wants to shake up science funding

    A new nonprofit, the Good Science Project, is looking to change the way science is funded federally to push the boundaries of knowledge.
  • Today's inflation will slam retirees on healthcare costs later, report says

    Short-term high inflation will significantly increase lifetime healthcare retirement expenses, according to a March report from healthcare cost projection software company HealthView Services.
  • 5 conditions make up 50% of healthcare costs, study finds

    Five conditions comprise half of healthcare costs, according to a Health Action Council and UnitedHealthcare study released in March. 
  • Conifer inks end-to-end deal with 4 Baptist hospitals

    Conifer, the revenue-cycle arm of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, inked an end-to-end revenue cycle deal with four hospitals that are part of Birmingham, Ala.-based Baptist Health System. 
  • HCA's profit dips to $1.2B as labor costs rise

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare saw its profit decline year over year in the first quarter of 2022. 
  • 5 questions every RCM leader should ask to maximize patient payments

    As personal choices continue to gain speed among patients, healthcare consumerism is a trend that continues to become mainstream for healthcare organizations seeking to give patients more choices to pay for care and manage their health.

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