Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • Global healthcare reimbursements to exceed $36B by 2030, study predicts

    A report by Fairfield Market Research, a U.K.-based market research provider, suggests that the global healthcare reimbursement market could reach $36 billion in value by the end of 2030 due to the increased demand for sustainable and efficient healthcare financing models. 
  • Healthcare spending package heads to Senate

    The Senate is set to consider a package of six appropriation bills this week that includes certain provisions related to healthcare, according to the American Hospital Association. 
  • Layoffs cool as hospital margins stabilize

    Layoffs are slowing at hospitals and health systems as margins gradually improve, but CFOs continue to focus on controlling costs — particularly on the labor and supply fronts — to secure the long-term sustainability of their organizations.
  • 6 steps for ASCs to collect patient payments earlier + faster

    The earlier ASCs collect patient payments, the better. Learn how to collect patient payments earlier + faster in 6 steps here.
  • 6 health systems seeking revenue cycle vice presidents

    Six hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle vice presidents. 
  • MGB pediatric practice closing, transferring services

    Northampton, Massachusetts-based Cooley Dickinson Hospital, part of Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham, is closing its South Deerfield, Mass.-based Sugarloaf Pediatrics practice and transitioning services to Amherst, Mass.-based Northampton Area Pediatrics, effective July 1.
  • The overwhelming consensus for revenue cycle's top challenge

    Ninety percent of health system finance leaders surveyed by the Healthcare Financial Management Association agreed on the top challenge facing revenue cycle teams: denials. 
  • MSU Health Care to expand 'payvider' model

    Last year, MSU Health Care, in partnership with Health Alliance Plan, worked with Henry Ford Health to launch the HAP MSUHC Medicare HMO plan with $0 premium and $0 primary care provider copay.
  • Simplify the complexity of Medicare claims

    Minutes turn into hours while managing Medicare claims. Learn how to simplify the process by automating your billing management here.
  • Lower reimbursement a leading cause for poor margins, CFOs say

    A recent report from the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Eliciting Insights, a healthcare strategy and marketing research company, found that 84% of health systems have cited lower payer reimbursements as a leading cause for low operating margins. 
  • Philanthropy and Financial Health: Navigating the Future of Not-for-Profit Healthcare

    After reading the insightful white paper "No Margin, No Transformation: Why not-for-profit health systems need positive margin" published by Deloitte, I was struck by the complex fiscal challenges healthcare institutions face today. As CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), I am compelled to discuss the crucial role of philanthropy in contributing to healthy hospital margins.
  • 4 hospitals with uncertain futures

    While hospital and health system cuts and closures continue popping up in 2024, particularly across the maternity services side of healthcare, the closure status for certain hospitals remains in limbo, leaving many healthcare workers, patients, and community members searching for answers.
  • CommonSpirit expects $1B in cash payments by end of year

    CommonSpirit CFO Dan Morissette said the Chicago-based health system expects to receive more than $1 billion in cash payments by end of 2024 or early 2025 on four one-time funding opportunities. 
  • From arias to RCM: How opera singing helped Henry Ford Health's revenue cycle VP's healthcare career

    Before she got into healthcare, Jennifer Rohs, vice president of revenue cycle at Detroit-based Henry Ford Health, was a professional opera singer. 
  • $83M on the line for New York hospital in need of new CEO

    Some Nassau County Democratic legislators and community stakeholders are calling for an overhaul and oversight as Nassau University Medical Center, a 530-bed tertiary care teaching hospital in East Meadow, N.Y., faces significant financial struggles.
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel ending stroke, cardiac services amid hospital closure plans

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health's Beth Israel campus will end its stroke and cardiac services March 10 due to voluntary staff departures since the planned closure of the hospital was shared in September.
  • Workforce trends CFOs must know

    The labor market pendulum is beginning to swing back in the favor of employers, but staffing shortages and controlling workforce costs are expected to continue to be a challenge for finance leaders for the foreseeable future. 
  • The state canceling $2B in medical debt

    Up to 1 million residents in Arizona may have their medical debt forgiven through a new program the state's governor announced March 4. 
  • Trauma centers charge more for non-trauma care: Report

    Hospitals that are designated as trauma centers charge patients more for non-trauma care than hospitals without that designation, according to a study published March 4 in Health Affairs.
  • 11 hospital closures in 2024

    Many hospitals and emergency departments have been forced to close in 2024 due to circumstances like high costs and shifts in care needs. 
  • What Potential Savings Does Your Supply Chain Hold? This Healthcare ROI Calculator Can Help

    Sanford Health is projected to save over $1.4 million within their perioperative supply chain. North Mississippi Health Services achieved annual savings of $8 million through a self-distribution management system.
  • Walgreens not selling Shields specialty pharmacy, CEO says

    Walgreens Boots Alliance will not be selling its Shields Health Solutions, a specialty pharmacy business, after initial reports that the retail company was looking to offload the pharmacy in January.

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