Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • 20 things to know about site-neutral payment policies 

    Site-neutral payment policies are a hot topic every year across the healthcare industry and in Congress. Becker's has compiled the latest updates and policy changes leaders should know in 2024.
  • Private insurers paid hospitals 254% of Medicare rates in 2022: 5 things to know

    Hospitals charged commercial insurers and employers rates 254% higher, on average, than what Medicare paid for the same services in 2022, according to a Rand Corp. report published May 13. 
  • CEOs, CFOs optimistic about financial rebound

    The immediate, direct impact of the pandemic on hospitals and health systems has subsided, but elevated labor expenses, inflationary pressures and declining inpatient admissions continue to affect clinical care patterns and financial performance, according to a report published May 8 by VMG Health.
  • 6 steps for ASCs to collect patient payments earlier + faster

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  • California to redirect more than $7B in healthcare funding

    California is seeking to divert more than $7 billion in funding from the healthcare sector to address a major funding deficit, according to a revised budget proposal released May 10. 
  • Optum forgoes physician noncompetes at Oregon medical group

    Optum's Eugene-based Oregon Medical Group will not enforce noncompete agreements for any departing physicians or advanced practice providers, ABC-affiliate KEZI reported May 10.
  • 10 hospitals, health systems searching for CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs and assistant CFOs.
  • Kaiser posts $935M operating profit in Q1

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente reported $935 million in operating income for the first quarter up from a $233 million operating income reported in the same quarter last year, according to its May 10 financial report. Its operating margin grew from 0.9% in the first quarter of 2023 to 3.4% in the first quarter of this year. 
  • Simplify the complexity of Medicare claims

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  • TruBridge, Multiview partner to expand healthcare financial management

    TruBridge, a healthcare solutions company, and Multiview Financial Software formed a strategic partnership May 8.
  • When hospital culture affects financial performance

    Health systems often strive to build a positive culture and increase employee engagement. But does it translate to a stronger bottom line?
  • UHS taps RCM vice president

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services has named Mark Cannon vice president of revenue cycle management, according to a May 10 post on his LinkedIn page. 
  • Ochsner Health improves revenue by 4% in Q1

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health reported $1.8 billion in total revenue for the first three months ended March 31, 2024, a 4% increase from $1.72 billion during the same time period in 2023, according to its recent financial report.
  • MultiPlan not changing strategy in face of lawsuits, CEO says

    MultiPlan CEO Travis Dalton said on the data analytics firm's May 8 earnings call that the company's strategy is not affected by recent lawsuits filed by health systems. 
  • Mass General Brigham posts $30M operating income in Q2

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham posted an operating income of $29.7 million (0.6% operating margin) in the second quarter of fiscal year 2024, up from a $6 million loss (-0.1% operating margin) posted during the same period last year, according to the health system's May 9 financial report.
  • Medical Properties Trust Q1 losses attributed to Steward, again

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care led losses again for Medical Properties Trust, one of the world's largest hospital real estate owners, in the first quarter of 2024, ended March 31, according to MPT's recent financial reports. 
  • 7 health systems with upgraded outlooks

    Here are seven health systems that had their outlooks upgraded by Fitch Ratings or Moody's Investors Services since March 22.  
  • Steward employee payment delayed over 'processing error'

    Some Dallas-based Steward Health Care employees did not receive their May 9 paychecks on time due to a "processing error" with Bank of America after the health system filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy May 6.
  • R1 RCM allowing major shareholders to discuss buyout bid

    R1 RCM is allowing its two biggest shareholders to discuss a potential joint buyout of the company, according to a regulatory filing. 
  • Op-ed: Would leaders choose Steward hospitals for care?

    Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey and Steward Health Care CEO Ralph de la Torre, MD, continue to assure the public that the health system's hospitals will provide good care despite the company recently filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • New Jersey hospital refutes state's depiction of financial situation

    East Orange, N.J.-based CareWell Health Medical Center is pushing back against the state's depiction of its financial situation as the state health department seeks a disaster plan, NJ.com reported May 8. 
  • Fitch boosts Care New England's outlook

    Fitch Ratings revised Providence, R.I.-based Care New England's outlook from negative to stable. 

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