Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • Closed New York hospital up for auction

    Lockport, N.Y.-based Eastern Niagara Hospital will go up for auction following its closure last June. 
  • Alabama hospital to end inpatient, emergency care

    Regional Medical Center Health System plans to end inpatient services at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital in Anniston, Ala., and transition the emergency department to its main hospital campus, which is about a mile away, reported March 28. 
  • 10 RCM headlines to know from March

    From updates on the fallout from the Change Healthcare cyberattack to a Delaware health system partnering with Ensemble, here are 10 RCM headlines Becker's reported in March: 
  • 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.
  • Intermountain Idaho physician group closes; 10 locations affected

    Editor's note: This story was updated at 9:30 a.m. Central time April 2.  Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health's physician group Saltzer Health in Nampa, Idaho, closed March 29.
  • 24 statistics on hospital profitability

    While operating margins for nonprofit hospitals dropped slightly nationwide from January to February, their financial performance has made great strides year over year, according to the Kaufman Hall National Hospital Flash Report, released March 27.
  • New York hospital argues it met requirements for $83M from state

    East Meadow, N.Y.-based Nassau University Medical Center has responded to a letter from the state health commissioner that stated that NUMC must improve its financial picture to receive $83 million in emergency state funding to stay open.
  • CMS releases 4 proposed payment rules: 15 things to know

    CMS has released proposed payment rules for hospices and inpatient rehabilitation, psychiatric and skilled nursing facilities in fiscal year 2025.
  • 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.
  • Healthcare costs top retirees' financial worries

    The cost of healthcare is the No. 1 financial concern in retirement, according to research published March 28 by eHealth, an online private health insurance marketplace, and Retirable, a financial technology company. 
  • 23 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 23 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service released in 2024.
  • VCU Health's bond ratings 'an indicator of success,' CFO says

    Richmond, Va.-based VCU Health recently received positive bond ratings from Moody's ("Aa3") and S&P.("AA-"), highlighting the health system's strong financial standing and potential to grow.
  • CHS' highest-earning executives in 2023

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, which reported $957 million in operating income (7.7% margin) in 2023, has increased base salaries and updated compensation structures for several key executives in fiscal year 2024. 
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences U partnership aims to improve price transparency

    SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in the Brooklyn borough of New York City has partnered with Mishe, a healthcare platform aimed at eliminating provider and payer barriers, to improve price transparency by launching Downstate's Transparent Access Plan.
  • 32 physicians leave Optum-owned medical group in 2 years

    Eugene-based Oregon Medical Group is dropping some patients due to a lack of available physicians, 32 of whom have departed from the organization over the last two years, The Oregonian reported March 27.
  • Texas hospital to discontinue long-term acute services

    Tyler-based UT Health East Texas is discontinuing its long-term acute care services in April.
  • Massachusetts hospital open after decade closure

      North Adams (Mass.) Regional Hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 28 to celebrate the reopening of the hospital 10 years to the day after it closed. 
  • Seattle Children's receives $50M gift for cancer research, clinical trials

    Seattle Children's is the recipient of a $50 million gift from the William Lawrence & Blanche Hughes Foundation to support advancements in therapies and treatment options for leukemia and other pediatric cancers.
  • Delaware health systems push back on hospital cost review board bill

    A Delaware lawmaker is looking to establish a hospital cost review board, but the legislation faces opposition from health systems in the state, Delaware Public Radio reported March 27. 
  • Not just number crunchers: How healthcare CFOs' roles are evolving

    Health system CFOs have historically been known for number crunching and being good stewards of a given organization's portfolio of assets. While these are still core responsibilities for modern CFOs, their roles are becoming increasingly involved in strategy and transformation. 
  • HCA provided $3.7B in 2023 charity care

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare provided around $3.7 billion in charity care, uninsured discounts and other uncompensated care in 2023, according to its annual impact report. 
  • Walgreens sees $5.8B loss from VillageMD

    Walgreens is marching on in its downsizing and bearing the costs tied to it, as its results for the second fiscal quarter of 2024 show. 

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