Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • Nonprofit hospital margins to remain weak through Q2, Fitch says

    Nonprofit hospital margins will continue to struggle through the second quarter of 2022 following the operational challenges from the omicron variant, Fitch Ratings said in a May 12 report.
  • California's $18B inflation relief package includes payouts for hospital, nursing home staffs

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed an $18.1 billion inflation relief package that includes $1,500 direct payments to hospital and nursing home employees across the state.
  • COVID-19 funding and Congress: No clear path forward

    Aid to boost the availability of COVID-19 tests, therapeutics and vaccines nationwide continues to dwell in a congressional logjam. 
  • Hospitals' finances are hurting

    Many hospitals and health systems across the U.S. are feeling the effects of higher expenses and market volatility in the first quarter of 2022. 
  • HHS releases $450M to rural healthcare providers

    HHS released $450 million in payments to rural healthcare providers to address financial challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic on May 10, according to the American Hospital Association.
  • Ballad Health reports operating loss of $37.3M

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health reported an operating loss of $37.3 million for the three months ended March 31, compared to an operating income of $16 million in the same period last year, according to its financial results.
  • How to deliver a personalized billing experience with RCM process automation

    A patient's billing experience affects overall satisfaction and perception of a provider. According to a recent survey by Patient Engagement HIT, 93 percent of patients say a negative billing experience could dissuade them from returning to a healthcare provider. In contrast, patients who are satisfied with their hospital billing process are five times more likely to recommend the facility to a friend.
  • 7 key questions to gauge your personal inflation rate

    With inflation at its highest level in four decades, people's experience with it depends on several lifestyle habits, including food and travel, a May 8 interactive tool by The New York Times shows.
  • Ardent Health expands RCM deal with Ensemble

    Ardent Health Services, a network of 30 hospitals in six states, has expanded its revenue cycle management partnership with Ensemble Health Partners. 
  • Med-Metrix acquires RCM software company

    Med-Metrix acquired front-end revenue cycle management software and service company PatientPal. 
  • AdventHealth posts $417.7M loss in Q1

    AdventHealth, a 48-hospital system based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., recorded a $417.72 net loss in the first quarter of 2022, driven by both investment and operating losses, according to recently released financial results. 
  • Treatment costs for these diseases grew, dropped the most

    The average cost of treating disease in the U.S. is 1.6 times more expensive in 2022 than in 1999, according to an April 25 report from healthcare.com.
  • 'A perfect storm': Labor expenses rise 37% from pre-pandemic levels, Kaufman Hall finds

    Labor expenses in hospitals have risen by more than one-third from pre-pandemic levels, a May 11 Kaufman Hall report found.
  • 18 HHS moves in the last month

    From a declaration of intention to protect abortion access to warnings over data breaches and cybercriminals, these are 18 HHS moves over the last month:
  • CarePoint Health transitions into nonprofit

    Jersey City, N.J.-based CarePoint Health has transitioned into a nonprofit organization after co-founder Vivek Garipalli donated his majority interest to the nonprofit.
  • Allina Health's operating income rises by $165M

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health posted an operating income of $128.8 million for the year ended Dec. 31, up from the $36.3 million loss in 2020, according to its financial results.
  • 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  • 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  • Oregon state mental hospital at risk of losing Medicare reimbursement

    CMS is giving the Oregon State Hospital until May 15 to submit a corrective action plan or lose its Medicare reimbursement. 
  • 13 recent CMS actions

    CMS recently released new data on hospital changes of ownership, a health equity plan and said it would end a legal battle with Texas over Medicaid. Becker's has reported on the following 13 CMS moves since April 8.

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