Healthcare News & Insights

Coronavirus: Additional federal funds to support hospitals announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has upped the amount of accelerated Medicare payments the agency wants to get to healthcare providers to help them weather the coronavirus crisis from $34 billion to more than $51 billion. 

Upgrade patient collections with telehealth technology

Getting patients to pay their bills in full is a never-ending challenge for most healthcare organizations. Patients can be hard to track down and don’t like shelling out money after they’ve already received the services they needed. 

New CMS payment rule for 2017: What hospitals can expect

Get ready: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released the final rule for next year’s inpatient payment system, and there are several changes that’ll affect your hospital’s reimbursement – including a pending pay cut. 

Global surgery package to end: How Medicare will pay hospitals

A major change coming down the pipeline from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will likely impact your hospital’s revenue — CMS plans to do away with the global package for all surgical procedures.

Hospitals take unique approach to collecting payments

In the current economic climate, hospitals must think of unique ways to collect payments from patients, especially those who are uninsured or underinsured.

EHR goal surpassed: $5.7 billion in incentive payments made

Did your hospital share in the $5.7 billion in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program payments made?

Congress reaches deal on Medicare payments

Good news — but not great news: Congress has reached a deal that cancels the planned steep cut to physician’s payments.

Cops called on patient for paying doc with pennies

Pro tip: Doctors are stressed enough about their reimbursements. Adding fuel to the fire by paying with coins won’t help anyone.

Medicare wants back $38M it paid to emergency departments

Oops! Medicare says it wrongly paid more then $38 million in claims for outpatient emergency department  radiological services — and it wants its cash back.

AMA survey: The public wants action on Medicare cuts now

Physicians have broad support in their push to get Congress to act on the Dec. 1 cut in Medicare payments.