Today's Top 20 Health Finance Articles
  • AdventHealth's operating income nears $1B in 2021

    AdventHealth, a 48-hospital system based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., recorded an operating income of $994.6 million in 2021, according to its recently released financial report. In 2020, the health system recorded an operating income of $694 million.
  • Viewpoint: Reducing Indiana's high healthcare costs shouldn't be up to hospital leaders

    Indiana legislators' plan to give hospital leaders until April to come up with their own strategy for reducing high healthcare costs in the state will likely lead to them slashing already low employee salaries, pediatric emergency physician Mercy Hylton, MD, wrote in a March 3 IndyStar op-ed.
  • MUSC Health CFO's attention on inflation, supply chain issues, work fatigue

    Lisa Goodlett, CFO of Charleston, S.C.-based MUSC Health, discussed inflation problems, budget planning and digital transformation on a recent episode of "Becker's Healthcare Podcast."
  • FEMA funding for COVID-19 extended through July 1

    President Joe Biden extended the deadline to July 1 for 100 percent federal reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program for COVID-19 costs, according to a March 1 White House memorandum.
  • Washington hospital on brink of bankruptcy needs new CEO, CFO

    Coupeville, Wash.-based WhidbeyHealth is facing financial challenges and needs to secure a loan quickly to avoid Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to Moody's Investors Service. 
  • Consumer credit reports see $88B in US medical bills

    There is upwards of $88 billion in medical debt among people in the U.S., a March 1 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report found.
  • How CHS, Tenet, HCA and UHS fared in 2021

    Three of the four major for-profit hospital operators reported higher net income in 2021 than a year earlier. 
  • 8 recent CMS moves

    CMS recently took actions to update programs, cut payments and more. Here are eight CMS moves in February, as reported on by Becker's.
  • HHS to revise independent dispute resolution guidance for No Surprises Act

    HHS will revise its guidance on the arbitration process outlined under the No Surprises Act following a federal court ruling. 
  • CMS to reweigh MIPS data for some physicians

    CMS reopened the Merit-based Incentive Payment System automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances application for groups, virtual groups and Alternative Payment Model entities through March 31.
  • Cleveland Clinic's operating income more than triples in 2021

    Cleveland Clinic posted an operating income of $746.3 million in 2021, more than triple the $232.4 million recorded in 2020, according to its recently released financial results.
  • Do higher costs mean better care? In some markets, yes

    Receiving care from hospitals with higher inpatient prices leads to a 35 percent reduction in in-hospital mortality, but this relationship is mostly only true in relatively unconcentrated markets, according to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • One-quarter of Gen Z, millennials skip housing payments for medical debt

    Twenty-five percent of Generation Z and 23 percent of millennials skipped rent or mortgage payments because of medical debt, according to a survey by published Feb. 18.
  • 50 healthcare groups press Congress to keep Medicare sequester pause

    Fifty healthcare groups, including insurers and providers, penned a letter urging Congress to extend a 2 percent Medicare sequester moratorium until the end of the public health emergency.
  • UPMC annual revenue up 5.5% over 2020

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC ended 2021 with strong operating results thanks to revenue gains in its hospital and insurance divisions, according to documents released Feb. 28. 
  • Tenet calls off Conifer spinoff

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare announced March 1 it will not pursue a spinoff of its revenue cycle division, Conifer Health Solutions.
  • California hospital to lay off 104 employees

    MarinHealth Medical Center is laying off 104 revenue cycle and supply chain employees in April after entering into a contract with Optum to provide those services, according to a notice filed with state regulators in February. 
  • Outsourced anesthesia up to 26% pricier, study finds

    Anesthesiology prices go up 16 percent to 26 percent after medical facilities outsource the specialty to corporate physician management companies, according to research published in JAMA Feb. 28. 
  • IU Health's operating income drops 75% in 2021

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health posted an operating income of $161 million in 2021, a 75 percent decrease from 2020.
  • 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

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

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