Biography for Ron Shinkman
It's rare when you can mutter the words "novelist," "Jeopardy contestant" and "FierceHealthFinance" in the same breath. But Ron Shinkman, editor of FierceHealthFinance, makes it all possible. Besides writing a novel that one Amazon.com reviewer deemed a "wry thriller," Ron once won $16,000 as a Jeopardy contestant!
No doubt Ron amassed his plot ideas--not to mention mounds of miscellaneous trivia--during nearly two decades as a journalist. You may remember Ron from his years as the Los Angeles Bureau Chief of Modern Healthcare, where he focused on corporate governance issues. Or maybe you recognize his byline from the Los Angeles Business Journal, where he covered the healthcare and insurance beats. He has also written for HealthLeaders Media, Trustee magazine, and Payer & Providers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @FierceHealth on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Ron Shinkman
Rural hospitals in states likely to opt out of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act could be hit the hardest by a continuing stream of uninsured patients coming through their doors, Marketplace has reported.
Contrary to the long-held belief that cuts in Medicare spending leads to cost-shifting over to private payer patients, a new study suggests that such private sector spending actually decreases.
Hundreds of hospitals bracing for cuts in the federal disproportionate share program have gotten a reprieve from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Physician-owned hospitals are simultaneously lobbying to get some of the financial restrictions imposed by the Affordable Care Act lifted by Congress, while also expanding services that haven't been proscribed, reported The Wall Street Journal.
Days after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released hospital chargemaster data for dozens of the most common procedures they perform, providers are mulling whether to cut their prices or do nothing at all.
Not-for-profit hospitals are going to be more financially dependent on delivering care based on quality rather than volume, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service. The shift has also prompted the ratings company to add more metrics for measuring the financial health of hospitals.
One of the most populous states in the nation is still apparently paralyzed about whether or nor to expand its Medicaid enrollment as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, reported Kaiser Health News.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed rules calling for modest increases in payments for rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities, as well as a huge boost in awards for reporting Medicare fraud.