This week's 5 must-reads for hospital RCM leaders

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review, covering stories about healthcare prices, revenue cycle management job postings and more.

1. RCM tip of the day: Invest in people
Investing in employees is one way to improve revenue cycle performance, said Aaron Waldie, administrative director of revenue cycle for Columbia, Tenn.-based Maury Regional Health System. 

2. Sutter Health seeks pricing information in antitrust case
Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health confirmed it seeks pricing and payer contract information from other area hospitals to defend itself against antitrust allegations.

3. Healthcare prices growing slowly: 4 findings
Healthcare prices in the U.S. showed slow growth in the first half of 2018, according to an analysis from nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization Altarum.

4. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent
Here are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

5. Complex Massachusetts insurance reimbursement system hikes costs, impedes price transparency, report finds
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's report on state healthcare cost trends found the current reimbursement system for care is often complex, inconsistent across insurers and providers and can generate large administrative costs.


More articles on healthcare finance:

Northwell Health seeks to raise $530M for capital improvements, initiatives
New Jersey hospital to pay $550K annually to city after challenge of tax-exempt status
Hospitals slow in cost-cutting efforts, survey finds


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