Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • RCM company Wakefield & Associates adds Collect Rx

    Tech-enabled out-of-network payment integrity platform Collect Rx is joining revenue cycle management company Wakefield & Associates.
  • Consumerism in healthcare: How providers are shifting their patient engagement strategies

    Care quality is a key factor in shaping the patient experience, but the ease with which consumers handle their healthcare financial obligations plays an increasingly important role, too.
  • Ohio State medical school sees record $367M in research funding

    The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus received a record $367.7 million to fund research during the fiscal year 2022. 
  • How to get the most from patients' insurance coverage

    Self-pay accounts are time-consuming and expensive, but they're also on the rise. Watch now and learn how to protect your margins in unpredictable financial times.
  • Group asks Congress for greater support of rural hospitals

    The Federation of American Hospitals is calling on Congress to reauthorize — or make permanent — two rural hospital payment programs before they expire Oct. 1. 
  • Ohio city could eliminate $200M in medical debt

    The Toledo City Council is considering a measure that could eliminate medical debt for about 25,000 residents, ABC affiliate WTVG reported Sept. 5. 
  • 10 providers seeking RCM talent  

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  • 14 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 14 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service.
  • Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable

    Whether your expertise lies with strategy, leadership, execution or finance, you'll learn something new at Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable. Join former NBA player Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal and former President George W. Bush this November!
  • Planned closure of Atlanta Medical Center elicits strong backlash

    An increasing number of local, state, and federal officials in Georgia are looking for answers from Wellstar Health System about plans to close Atlanta Medical Center, according to a Sept. 2 report from WABE.
  • 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  • Practices see more patients, bill more after private equity acquisitions: study

    Private equity firms that acquire physician-owned practices may be upcoding or up-charging insurance, according to researchers at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. 
  • White House seeks $47B in emergency funding: 2 healthcare takeaways

    The White House requested $47 billion in emergency funding Sept. 2 to support response efforts for the war in Ukraine, COVID-19, monkeypox and natural disasters. 
  • HealthEquity expands leadership team

    Health savings accounts company HealthEquity is naming Paul Black to the board of directors.
  • 13 healthcare organizations outsourcing RCM

    Becker's has reported on 13 healthcare organizations that have decided to outsource finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions since Jan. 1:
  • Iowa hospital to close in October

    Blessing Health will close its hospital in Keokuk, Iowa, on Oct. 1. 
  • Transparent Billing Builds Patient Satisfaction

    Billing surprises, no matter when they happen (before, during, or post-visit), aren’t exactly the type of surprise a patient should expect when visiting the doctor. That’s why transparency and communication are critical during pre-service conversations. Providers no longer solely want to collect payments as soon as possible in the care journey – they are also seeking ways to improve the patient financial experience to enhance patient satisfaction overall.
  • MultiCare hit with credit downgrade

    Moody's Investors Service has downgraded MultiCare Health System's revenue bonds to "A1" from "Aa3," and revised the health system's rating outlook to negative from stable. 
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County receives $400K donation

    Children's Hospital of Orange County (Calif.) received a $400,000 donation from Hyundai Motor America's Hyundai Hope initiative, according to a Sept. 1 news release.
  • Mississippi hospital to lay off staff, curb care

    Greenwood (Miss.) Leflore Hospital is laying off workers, closing clinics and keeping its intensive care and labor and delivery units closed, according to a Sept. 1 memo to staff obtained by the Enterprise-Journal. 
  • Arkansas hospitals granted $60M to avoid closure

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services was granted $60 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to help state hospitals avoid closure, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported Sept. 1. 
  • Colorado law capping low-income patients' bills takes effect

    A Colorado law aimed at reducing hospital fees for low-to-moderate income patients went into effect Sept. 1, according to CBS affiliate KREX. 

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